Buitoni provided me with the ticket to Saturday's Grand Tasting at the 2011 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival. I did not accept monetary compensation for this opportunity. All opinions expressed are my own.
Fans of AB know that he’s not a fan of the “unitasker” (a kitchen gadget that serves only one purpose), and since a corkscrew generally falls under that category, he came up with a "better way" to open wine without a corkscrew. With the aid of the drill and a simple attachment obtained at the hardware store, AB demonstrated that owning a corkscrew is simply not necessary if you have the right tools in your garage (or wherever else you store your power tools).
Minus his crack about the Red Sox, that is.
I bet I know what you’re thinking… Stop talking about the bloody Vespa and start talking about what you ate and drank, Michelle!
Yes, I imagine that all of my readers have British accents.
Without further ado, here’s just a sampling of what I ate at the Grand Tasting.
I’m sorry, but how gorgeous do these mini cupcakes look?
Created by Chef Ashley James of the Four Seasons, Beverly Hills, these POM Velvet Cupcakes with POM Cream Cheese Frosting contain POM Wonderful pomegranate juice in every single component, from the cake itself to the frosting to the decoration. And they were positively scrumptious.
And I don’t use that word very often.
Is there no end to the ways you can use POM Wonderful pomegranate juice? (If you think the answer is yes, then you need to check out my recipe for Fiery Pomegranate Sauce. It’ll change your world.)
He called me “beautiful principessa”.
Thank you, Buitoni, for giving me the opportunity to attend the first Grand Tasting of the weekend. I can’t wait to share with everyone what I ate during the second one!
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