I travel quite a bit, to Las Vegas for both work and fun. This trip, on my list, was going to the 23rd floor Sky Lobby at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas. Why? To experience the only Moët & Chandon Champagne vending machine, in the US. It did not disappoint. The view from the desk, where you purchase the gold coin was spectacular. I had a continuous smile on my face, as I received my coin, walked to the vending machine, put coin in machine, watched as my choice made its way to me, and finally able to open the bottle, like a kid opening a present at Christmas. Thanks Moët & Chandon for a fun experience!
Frosé at Giada Vegas
When in Las Vegas, one of my favorite places to dine is Giada's, in The Cromwell. And this trip was no different. Stopped in for lunch, and the Frosé on the signature cocktails menu caught my eye. When the drink arrived at the table, the presentation was beautiful, and set the tone with what was to follow - the taste! It was well blended, not too sweet, and the perfect drink for a hot summer Las Vegas day.
An Eno's Sundae Sack....it's the way to celebrate the day. Vanilla ice cream, fruit, chocolate, whipped cream, and cherries on top. All you need is some friends/ family to help you devour it.
When a new snow cone place opens up in your neighborhood....you stop for a summertime treat! Gotta support locally owned business!!
During my recent trip to Longview, I discovered Shivers. I do believe the word is out, because there was a consistent line of about 30 people. After tasting my first spoonful, I was hooked! Light as air shaved ice, and the syrup is made with real fruit. Although there might be a line....it's worth the wait!
When prepping for soup, and have that moment when you find a heart shaped potato. Gives "cooking from the heart" new meaning.
It's not only Macaron Day, but also the 1st Day of Spring! The colors of both, go so well together.
Ida Claire. Clever name. Great drinks.
When it's National Corn Dog Day, you have to post a photo of a Fletcher's Corny Dog, from the State Fair Of Texas.
Crayfish, Crawfish, Crawdad....whatever you may call them - they are in season.
Almost time for our Les Dames d'Escoffier annual fundraiser!
This individual sized cornbread from Stocks and Bondy made the perfect serving "bowl" for the New Year's Day black eyed peas.
Pass the ketchup, mustard and vinegar!
Hugo Osorio, from The Theodore, showed up with this amazing creation, The Tejano (for the Mix Off competition). Made with Roca Patrón Silver (along with other goodies), and topped with a Champagne Foam.
Lynnie Lou's (in the Finger Lakes) - best place to celebrate today!
Make mine a veggie burger!
We have a new favorite place to satisfy our sweet tooth.....Haute Sweets Patisserie. These Macarons are just one of our favorites.
Asian Mint will be there, with their Thai Shrimp Bouillabaisse.