So many amazing things happening in my sweet world. Here’s an amuse-bouche. Check back for ‘smore!
OK, yep, this year I didn’t win, but I’ll always be a James Beard Award Nominee. I’ll take it! A sweet congratulations and a big XO to my very good friend Mindy Segal, who took home the medal. Phew, maybe my chances will increase with her out of the way. :-D
Check out 150 Central Park on board RCL’s Oasis of the Seas. This upscale restaurant has gone Genuine and asked Michael to create new seasonal menus. With Michael’s commitment to sustainable and seasonal food sourcing its a win-win. Its a jackpot for me to help create desserts - and do a little cruising as well.
It’s been about 3 years since I last attended the Classic in Aspen. I can’t wait to go back and see what Devin Padgett has done over the past couple of years. This event pretty much set the bar for all the food & wine events across the country.
Enter Lee Brian Schrager. Though not in chronological order, I can’t talk about food & wine events and not start with Lee. Every February and October I have been invited to participate at both the NYC and South Beach Festivals. In NY this year, I am co-hosting a Whimsical Indulgent Brunch with James Beard Award winner Gabrielle Hamilton. This lady has won not one, but 2 of those pieces of medal. One for her badass cooking in the kitchen, the other for her badass writing. Tickets go on sale in a couple of weeks, if you have a Mastercard, you can get them on pre-sale starting June 11.
See more food festivals, book events and partners I’m playing with this year!