Thursday, October 22, 2015

The RSVP Inbox: The Most Expensive Cocktail in the World

As I run through my daily emails in the morning, I could not help but notice a featured email from about the Daily Mail featuring the most expensive cocktail in the world, the Gigi, most recently being curated for Grace Jones during the opening of Gigi’s in London.

How much? Firstly, if you dare to ask that question the staff claims you will be unable to afford the Gigi.  It costs about 9,000 British pounds or about 14,000 US dollars.

What is it made of to be even worth that much money? The Gigi includes 1990 vintage Cristal and an 1888 Armagnac. I think those two ingredients apart from the edible gold leaf speak for themselves. Angostura Bitters and sugar are labeled as the only two ingredients used from “off the shelf”.

The Gigi is not on the menu and not sure if it needs to be. You do need to pre-order it which makes complete sense.

Worth it? Depends on you and only you. However, it does sound like a lot of fun to try.

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Social Menu: Weekly Trending Foods in Social Media

Though the weather is getting a little colder outside, I had a hard time finding the emergence of “comfort food”. What I did find, however are two decadently different recipes that would not loose my sight. Not sure why: One of them I would most certainly try if I could make the extra time today. In any case, these two “different delicacies" can either catch your eye, your appetite, or both!

Want to take a vintage Jello recipe to another level? Try Ruby’s Jello Cake. This is not your average 1950’s Jello mold.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Donuts. I am a peanut butter addict so usually I would just assume you do too and say…well, do I need to say more?

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Social Menu: Weekly Trending Foods in Social Media

It is that time of year when it is still warm enough to enjoy gazpacho but also cold enough to start on the hot chocolate. Either way, there is one thing this week I could not stop seeing: S’MORES

To start with, we have the tempting photography of the S’mores Custard Cake

The Copycat S’mores Pop Tarts are cleverly crafted to make this recipe appear effortless.  

And I have a hard time believing someone would not want to either make nor try Better than Sex Chex® Mix.

Combine all three? Your choice, but I think it could make quite the Prix Fixe.