Food & Drink

White chocolate bavarois ~ paired with ~ Raymond Ragnaud, Dessert wine/Cognac, Pineau des Charentes

When it comes to dining, oftentimes so much emphasis is placed on the main course that one of the best parts of a meal—dessert—is overlooked.

Thai-Style Red Curry with  Turkey and Green Beans

Somewhere, someone in your family or friend circle (or maybe it’s you!) is planning this year’s Thanksgiving meal.

Wine can be appreciated all year, but it’s especially apropos during the holiday season. Dinner parties, restaurant gatherings and holiday gift giving tend to make wine top of mind for many revelers.

Kym Jolstad

One morning in August 2019, Minnetonka resident Kym Jolstad got a call from her sister Kelly. “I said, ‘Hey, Kelly, what’s up? I’m at breakfast. Is everything okay?’ and she said, ‘No,’” Jolstad says. “...

I recently helped my college-age daughter host her first dinner party for her friends. (She said they were just “hanging out,” but it was, in fact, a dinner party.)

wine set out on table

Wine and the holidays go hand in hand.  When hosting, a great pairing can make a meal so much better when done right.  Wine makes the dish taste better, and great food makes wine taste amazing.  This can be a daunting task if you think about it too hard; don’t be intimidated. 

Del Sur Empanadas

Keeping a business open under the best of circumstances is challenging. Add in a pandemic, and you have a recipe for revenue reduction and even closure.

Concept 1: The Alchemist/Mad Scientist. Go with Apothecary themed decor and an Anatomical garnish bar.

Blood and Sand Cocktail

It’s time to prep for Halloween and Day of the Dead.  This hearty cocktail pairs with colder weather, and it’s also great for entertaining.  Shaken or stirred, here we go:

 

Blood and Sand Cocktail

chocolate granola

For many of us, some form of cereal is a staple in the morning meal rotation.

This cocktail is very easy to prepare and non-committal, too, as these ingredients are often available in smaller format bottles, so give it a try.

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