What did those intrepid Titanic guests eat?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Charity Event, Fine Dining, Meet the Chef, Where's Our Next Event, Wine Tasting | Comments Off

What did those intrepid Titanic guests eat?

Shine your crystal, pull your diamonds from the vault, and wear white-tie duds. Or, create historically accurate costumes for the Grand Titanic Dinner hosted by the Florida Winefest and Auction (FWA) in Sarasota. The Grand Titanic Dinner on Saturday, April 14, 2012, is an elegant tribute to the ship that could not sink and yet did, in 1912, 100 years ago. Enjoy toasting the Unsinkable Molly Brown, an American socialite and philanthropist. A memorable survivor, against all odds. Event tickets $250 per person, limited to 100 guests, suggested...

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St. Paddy’s Day Recipes

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Recipes | Comments Off

Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with a few new twists. Instead of boiling the poor marbled thing known as corned beef, give this traditional Irish dish some respect. Bake it. You’ll be surprised at the difference. This is our favorite recipe (minus the green beer) for a historically flavorless meal. And, although we all like a great glass of ale with this, trying to find a wine that pairs well with it is, well, let’s call it challenging. For starters, the meat is spiced with an unusual assortment of herbs and is often salty. Although...

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FloridaWinefest April 12-15

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Charity Event, Fine Dining, Where's Our Next Event, Wine Tasting | Comments Off

We invite you to visit the Florida Winefest and Auction (FWA) site [www.floridawinefest.org] for the upcoming April 12 to 15, 2012 events. The FWA is a non-profit organization established in 1991 and for more than 20 years has raised $7.5 million for disadvantaged children in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Join the fun and attend this outstanding “party with a purpose” in Sarasota! Florida Winefest Credit Photo...

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Sarasota Private Event – Balloon Glow Dinner – Feb. 24

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Fine Dining, Meet the Chef, Where's Our Next Event | Comments Off

In France, the Montgolfier brothers filled a silk bag with hot air from a fire and in 1783 sent several farm animals aloft in a basket hung beneath it. They probably did this so that everyone who attended the Balloon Glow Dinner, presented by the Florida Winefest & Auction (FWA) on February 24, would recognize that humans, and critters, love to fly, drink wine, and nibble. We registered early for the Balloon Glow Dinner on a private...

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Chocolate Creme Brûlée with Caramelized Banana

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Recipes | Comments Off

Chocolate Creme Brûlée with Caramelized Banana

Chocolate Creme Brûlée with Caramelized Banana 6 servings 1 quart heavy cream 1 cup sugar, plus more for dusting 1-ounce chocolate liqueur (recommended: Godiva Liqueur) 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 ounces cocoa powder 1-ounce unsweetened chocolate 11 large egg yolks Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium sized saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the heavy cream, sugar, liqueur, and vanilla. When the mixture is warm add the cocoa powder and chocolate and whisk until blended. Place the egg yolks in a large stainless steel bowl....

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Dunedin Fall Festival

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Where We Went | Comments Off

About the Town at the Dunedin Fall Festival. When cooler weather arrives in Florida, there is a quiet frenzy to walk outside and enjoy non-90-degree temperatures. Oktoberfest in Dunedin. Scottish people drinking beer. Art, music, German craft beer. It’s outstanding.For details, RSVP at our community site. www.meetup.com/About-the-Town    :: About The Town :: Food, Wine, Fun, Notable Personalities Slideshow: About-the-Town.com’s trip from Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States to Tampa was created by TripAdvisor. See another Tampa...

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About the Town at The NoHo Bistro :: August 31 at 7PM

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Where We Went | Comments Off

Wine Tasting (double vertical) and Food Pairing. Creative Classes for our town and country membership. About the Town. Food, Wine, Fun, and Notable Personalities. Register: www.meetup.com/about-the-town When: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 7 PM Where: The NoHo Bistro Price: $15.00 per person includes wine tasting and appetizers 1714 N. Armenia Ave. Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 514-0691 We’ll be meeting at the NoHo Bistro restaurant in Tampa to talk with chef/owner Tina Hurless, and her newly introduced partner, Tomas Carras

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Wine Tasting and Friends of Library Fundraiser September 11

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Where We Went | Comments Off

When: Saturday, September 11, 2010 4:00 PM Where: Station Square Park 612 Cleveland St. Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 562-4825 About the Town recommends a wine tasting at this Library Fundraising Event – 4 to 9 pm Saturday, 9/11/10. This is a FREE EVENT, but it is recommended that you support the Clearwater Library with a purchase of a book while you attend! At the inaugural Cleveland Street Book and Wine Festival in Station Square Park on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 4 to 9 p.m, author Tim Dorsey, former Tampa Tribune reporter and author of a...

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About the Town at the Tampa Museum of Art :: September 25th

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About the Town at the Tampa Museum of Art :: September 25th

About the Town members, and  fans of Impressionist art, get a free pass to the recently opened Tampa Museum of Art on September 25. Our members will be there from 2 PM to 6 PM. And, sign up for the wine tasting at 6 PM with the “krewe” from Gasparilla. For the wine tasting, there is a fee of $15.00, and you’ll want to register ASAP. Register for the wine tasting here Wine Tasting in Tampa with the Krewe. RSVP HERE: About the Town. PRINT YOUR FREE PASS HERE: Smithsonian Museum Day READ ABOUT THE IMPRESSIONIST EXHIBIT HERE:...

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Radio Interview – Chef Bob

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Radio Interviews | Comments Off

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