Key West Food and Wine Festival, 2015: Discount Code and Tickets

And then this happened.

You know how I love to give you stuff, just because you swing by and read my blog? Well, it’s that time of year again!

The 2015 Key West Food and Wine Festival promises to be better than ever, with a whole bunch of dinners, brunches, . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival, 2015: Discount Code and Tickets

It’s October… Almost Fantasy Fest

This is me and FKGuy. We are very fancy.

It is October. Hard to believe, but it’s a fact. That means a few things in Key West: It still feels like summer, only a more tolerable version; snowbirds start to flock back south this month; and, of course, it is nearly time for Fantasy . . . → Read More: It’s October… Almost Fantasy Fest

Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Mishaps

Mini Bailey’s cheesecakes. They taste even better than they look.

After all the careful planning, invitations, prep work and factoring in everyone’s dietary needs, even the best laid plans can go off the rails. The key, however, is to go with the flow. That is it. Don’t panic. Ever. Not even when your friend . . . → Read More: Secrets to a Successful Dinner Party: The Mishaps

Brunch: My New Favorite Party

The bar setup is crucial to any good party.

There is a lot to be said for a midday party. I can still get to bed at a normal time; cleanup can be done earlier; it can almost always be served as a buffet; everybody loves brunch food; and a Bloody Mary bar is . . . → Read More: Brunch: My New Favorite Party

Secrets of a Successful Dinner Party, Part III

The roast vegetable platter I made for a recent party. Simple, delicious, and mostly gone at the end of the night.

By now, you have invited guests and planned out a welcome drink (and by “planned out“, I mean “purchased a couple of bottles of bubbly.“) It seems like it is time to move . . . → Read More: Secrets of a Successful Dinner Party, Part III

Secrets of a Successful Dinner Party, Part I

Individual desserts are beautiful and easy to make.

It usually works like this: I try to make plans with friends for dinner, we all look at our calendars, and dinner is scheduled for a month or two out. Well, since it is so far out, I should invite some other people, right? Might as . . . → Read More: Secrets of a Successful Dinner Party, Part I

A Man’s World? Nah.

There is currently a thread over on the Wine Spectator Forums about why there are fewer women that post than men, by a lot. To be honest, before reading this, I hadn’t spent too much time thinking about it. I have been posting on the bulletin boards over at Wine Spectator for over 10 years, . . . → Read More: A Man’s World? Nah.

Key West Food and Wine Festival, Part II: The Pied Piper

The day started with an afternoon of pinot noir.

Saturday afternoon of Key West Food and Wine Festival always brings a lot of fun, usually in the form of Duval Uncorked. This year, we started our afternoon at the Santa Barbara Pinot Noir seminar, put on by the folks at Flying Goat Cellars and . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival, Part II: The Pied Piper

Key West Food and Wine Festival 2014, Part I

Yummy wines kick off the festival.

One of my favorite events of the entire year happens each January, the Key West Food and Wine Festival, and this year was no exception. I spent a good deal of time at the Hospitality Suite selling tickets, meeting the festival goers, and of course, drinking wine. (It’s . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival 2014, Part I

Karaoke (or, More Only In Key West…)

I don’t sing in public. Wait. Let me rephrase that. I don’t sing in public with a microphone. I will, however, gladly sing along to a piano player, or muzak, or whatever at the top of my lungs if I have a few cocktails. But I certainly don’t do karaoke. Why? Because my singing voice . . . → Read More: Karaoke (or, More Only In Key West…)

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