Family, Friends and Food in Quebec

Family, Friends and Food in Quebec

Beet Salad

Last weekend, I flew up to Quebec to surprise my dad for his birthday. As always, the weekend was filled with an abundance of food and adult libations. Friday, the weather was nice and we opted to grill pork tenderloin kebabs that my brother-in-law, Etienne, had marinated in his special concoction a good part of […]

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Dishcrawl Jersey City Ticket Giveaway

Dishcrawl Jersey City Ticket Giveaway

Giveaway

I recapped my recent participation in Jersey City’s Dishcrawl and I’m happy to say I have 2 FREE TICKETS to give away to the next event taking place on 6/12 at 7PM in the Hamilton Park area of Jersey City. Hamilton Park is home to several unique and delicious restaurants. Dishcrawl is pulling out all the […]

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2010 Albert Mann Cremant D’Alsace

2010 Albert Mann Cremant D’Alsace

2010 Albert Mann Cremant D'Alsace

Warmer weather’s among us and for me, that calls for bubbles. If you like French Champagne but not the cash outlay, try Cremant D’Alsace.  This Alsatian wine offers bright aromas of juicy pear and lemon zest and crisp apple flavors. Simply a super bubbly with tons of creamy, moussy bubbles great for any occasion. Pairings: […]

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Cremini and Spinach Crustless Mini Quiches

Cremini and Spinach Crustless Mini Quiches

Crustless Quiches

I’ve been doing the South Beach Diet for a few weeks and found that making breakfast from scratch each morning wasn’t very convenient so I started making crustless quiches for the whole week on Sunday afternoons and it’s been great. While you can vary what vegetables and cheeses you add to the egg cups, this […]

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2009 Villa Puccini Toscana

2009 Villa Puccini Toscana

2009 Villa Puccini Toscana

$10 Sangiovese that’s actually good – yes, it’s possible. Medium-bodied Italian wine with a great plum nose. Fruit-forward, rich flavors. Super table wine. Pairings: Pasta with red sauce, macaroni and cheese, roasts Style: Red Wine Grape Type(s): 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot Region: Tuscany, Italy Price: $10

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Bonne Fete des Meres – Happy Mother’s Day

Bonne Fete des Meres – Happy Mother’s Day

Josee & Daughters at Disney

Today’s Mother’s Day and I want to celebrate two of the mothers in my life, my mom Diane and my sister Josee. Mom’s job was easy as she had me as a daughter and only had to worry about my sister (LOL). My sister has two gorgeous daughters who I’m proud to call my God-Daughters. […]

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2000 Seavey Vineyard Caravina Cabernet Sauvignon

2000 Seavey Vineyard Caravina Cabernet Sauvignon

2000 Caravina Napa Valley

I uncorked this wine that had been in my cellar the other and simply loved it. This Bordeaux-style wine offers earthy and stone-fruit aromas and a well-balanced, plummy-in-the-mouth Cabernet Sauvignon with all the finesse and elegance a California Cab should have. Pairings: Grilled meats, pasta with Bolognese sauce, mild blue cheese Style: Red Wine Grape […]

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Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Bellagio 2

I find myself in Las Vegas constantly for business. For anyone who’s worked a tradeshow in Vegas, you know how tiring that can be. Although I often feel like simply hanging out at my hotel to relax after work, one thing I try never to pass up is a visit to the Bellagio Conservatory & […]

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2008 Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin

2008 Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin

2008 Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin

Mom brought this Canadian wine down with her when she came to visit. She served it with an Easter dinner of lamb and it was a nice pairing. This Bordeaux-style blend is an intense, deep purple/red in the glass and offers aromas of ripe berries, mocha and chocolate. I expected big, bold flavors to come […]

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Montclair Food & Wine Festival Promo Code

Montclair Food & Wine Festival Promo Code

MFWF Logo

We are less than one month away from the first annual Montclair Food & Wine Festival! Enter promo code “onemonth” for 20% off  VIP Prelude or General Admission ticket class at the Grand Tasting on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Enter the same code, “onemonth” for 20% off the ticket price at the Gala Dinner on […]

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