Appetizing Events: Caviar and Smoked Salmon Tasting at Petrossian Restaurant

From left to right: Kaluga, Tsar Imperial Ossetra, Shasetra and Special Reserved Alverta Caviar.
From left to right: Kaluga, Tsar Imperial Ossetra, Shasetra and Special Reserved Alverta Caviar.

When I think of caviar, I used to think of sushi. Those tiny, neon orange, glossy balls encasing sticky white rice are more of a visual decoration. At least, that’s what it seems, because they barely have a taste. When Janelle of CorkChronicles.com and I attended a Caviar and Champagne event during the NYC Wine and Food festival, my opinion about caviar started to change. Continue reading Appetizing Events: Caviar and Smoked Salmon Tasting at Petrossian Restaurant

Appetizing Events: NYC’s Wine and Food Festival, On Top of a Dream, Part II

Champagne and Caviar over Fried Oyster on the Half Shell
By Janelle Carter of CorkChronicles.com and Sanura Weathers of MyLifeRunsOnFood.com

This is the second part of a series of three reviews of the 2011 Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival. Please visit part one and three for more.

Imagine stepping into a lobby elevator where you were simply looking to wind down the day with a few colleagues, and stepping out onto the penthouse floor with magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline, Godiva chocolate and Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne to greet you. Sound like a dream? Well, it kinda was… Cocktails & Caviar at Dream Downtown Hotel. This event was hosted by Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos of Extra Virgin, a couple who are as beautiful on the outside as they are inside. Continue reading Appetizing Events: NYC’s Wine and Food Festival, On Top of a Dream, Part II