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Eat, Drink and Entertain,
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
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Since 1995, the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival has masterfully brought together leaders in the culinary and wine industries to tempt a plethora of taste buds. This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the festival. If you've yet to experience this gastronomic extravaganza...hurry! Sunday, November 14, 2010 is the last day to enjoy this year's festivities.
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Newbie to the event? Well, have no fear! I've scoped out the twenty-seven booths that fill International Marketplace, each featuring delectables for your sipping and sampling pleasure from around the globe. Take a look at my list of sensational items your lips won't want to miss!
Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato PureeAs we approached Argentina's booth, the smell wafting through the air lured me like a mouse to cheese. The chimichurri sauce added a pop of color to the dish and a burst of flavor to the tongue.
Xinjiang Barbecue Chicken Stick
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Seared Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Puree and Mango BBQ SauceThis sauce has some kick! It paired extremely well with the sweet potato puree and the tenderloin.
Apple Strudel featuring Werther's Original Karamell Sauce
If it's not chocolate I'm craving...it's some type of apple pastry. This one hit the spot.
Sweet and Sassy...just like me!
Bison Chili with Wild Mushrooms, Cabernet and Pepper Jack CheeseThis is gourmet chili at it's best. Who says chili is best with chopped meat?
Tuna SensationAll I can say is YUM! If you crave tuna tar tar as much as I do...you've got to make a beeline to this booth for a taste...or two.
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Tangerine Mimosa RoyaleMy absolute favorite cocktail from this year's festival. Fruity, but not overpowering...simply delish!
Freshly Baked Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped CreamDoesn't the picture below say it all? Tastes as good as it looks!
Grilled Lamb Chop with Roasted Potato Salad and Red Wine ReductionThe C.P.A. chefy hubby said this dish was amazing! It's the only booth he went back for seconds.
CHARCUTERIE AND CHEESE
Bubbly, Crisp, with a light, fruity taste!
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Seminars, demonstrations and festival experiences change daily. For more information, visit http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/epcot/special-events/epcot-international-food-and-wine-festival/
Eat, Drink, Entertain and Enjoy Life!
Posted by Diva With A Fork at 5:16 PM
Monday, November 1, 2010
Did you know there's an art to gift giving? Registries have made it easy to purchase presents for others with little to no thought. The best gifts though, are ones that require reflection. Ones that ignite emotion...that come from your heart. It's true searching for a gift of sentiment takes time and energy, but fear not! Diva With A Fork has suggestions for presents that will delight, while bringing back the true spirit of gift giving.
Waterford Wishes Toasting Flutes
What's a wedding without a toast? Waterford Crystal dates back to the 1700's and sets the standard for fine quality crystal. They offer an exquisite line of toasting flutes that embody a festive spirit and add sparkle to a couple's wedding day. The design above, is my personal favorite. It reminds me of the effervescent bubbles, one sees in champagne. I was gifted a set of Waterford toasting flutes by my grandmother as a start to my collection of fine crystal. My husband and I celebrated with them for the first time at our wedding. Someday, I hope my children and grandchildren will toast with them on their wedding day. Then carry on the tradition of their use from generation to generation. These toasting flutes along with other styles can be found at department stores nationwide, as well as, online at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Amazon.com.
Nambe Square Platter
I'll never forget the moment I unwrapped my Nambe signature square platter and saw my wedding invitation elegantly engraved on its shiny face. I was truly touched by the thoughtfulness of this gift. Many moons later, this treasure is still a highlight from my past and is prominently displayed in my house for all to see. Established in 1953, Nambe's designs have garnered many awards and are recognized throughout the world. The metal platter shown above is like the one I was given. It and many others can be found at http://www.nambe.com. Nambe even offers personalization services, making it easy to express what's in your heart.
Waterford Cake Knife and Server
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Waterford offers a lovely cake knife and server that can be purchased as a set or individually. Engrave the couple's names and wedding date on the knife or server's stainless steel, for an impressionable touch. Both items ooze an understated elegance, making them a marvelous accent to a decadent dessert table.
Your Memory Lane Art Prints
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This past January, I was emphatic about finding the perfect anniversary gift for my CPA chefy hubby. Over the years, he's become more and more difficult to shop for. While scouring the Internet, I came across Your Memory Lane, a company that specializes in custom designed print art. Provide them with specific events, places, people, symbols, etc. of meaning for the recipient and Your Memory Lane will fashion a one-of-a-kind, mesmerizing piece of art. It's the perfect gift for any occasion!
Personalized Growth Chart
Rosenberry Rooms is a divine online boutique for gorgeous baby gifts. Adorable personalize growth charts, wall art, clocks, furnishings and more can be found in an a variety of prices and styles. It's a fabulous site to indulge a posh tot!
Live, Love, Laugh and Give From the Heart!
Posted by Diva With A Fork at 8:10 PM