Chef Burnett Raises Bar for Haute Cuisine & Wine Pairing with @paulhobbswinery

There are delectable dishes to be experienced, fine wines to be sipped, and then there are those heart-stopping moments when world-class wines are paired with award-winning cuisine. The ambitious Executive Chef of Osprey Tavern takes us humble folks on an exotic gastronomical journey across the ponds, brilliantly demonstrating his deep understanding of international cuisines, while …

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Italy: Digging Deeper into Native Grapes of Italy with @VinitalyTour #wine

In case you haven’t heard through the grapevine, recently I had the privilege of traveling to Verona as the guest of Vinitaly International and Italian trade Commission to explore Italy’s Native Grapes and attend Vin Italy (annual International wine and spirits exhibition held at the expansive Verona Fiere). Not only did I return with a …

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Seven Reasons You Should be Sipping Craft Cocktails Right Now in Orlando!

A quick stop over in Jacksonville, in particular Grape and Grain Exchange left Bokeh Studio and I hankering for Craft Cocktails in our hometown Orlando. On a quest to discover the best of O-town sips, we embarked on a journey, focusing only on stand-alone bars (no drool worthy bites in this episode of Primlani Kitchen). Since …

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Mastering the Art of Barbecue & Brewing Beer with @DrBBQ & @highballharvest #orlando

A chilled bottle of beer in hand, sight of crackling meat glistening in it’s fat and juices, addictive sweet scent of flavored wood. Now imagine the fire-licked possibilities that await your future – this my dear friends is the definition of Summer and Backyard Barbecue. The luxury Orlando resort Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes pulled out …

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@CrimsonTavernFL : A Truly Sustainable Farm to Fork Experience!

“The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Chef Tony Hull, Director of Restaurant Operations at Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside and Crimson Tavern restaurant may very well be living a life for the 25th century with his food philosophy …

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Travel Bites: 48 Hours in San Juan, Puerto Rico!

Originally inhabited by the aboriginal Taíno people, claimed in 1493 by Christopher Columbus for the Kingdom of Spain, today Puerto Rico is officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a 100 by 35 miles “Island of Enchantment,” and an United States territory (Puerto Rico along with United States Virgin Islands are two Caribbean Islands where American’s …

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Showcasing Italy’s 100 Finest Wine Producers @MyOperaWine with @WineSpectator #Vinitaly

Wrap your heads around this – Italy’s National Registry of Grapes boasts 461 official grape varieties, of which 377 are genetically different Native grapes. According to ISTAT in 2010, there are 625,000 hectares under vine in Italy. So where should one initiate their journey to explore this dizzying array of diversity and heritage? Luckily for us …

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The Dramatic yet Sensual World of Amarone Wine with @SANTASOFIAwines

Amarone, considered by some, the greatest traditional red wines of Italy evokes hedonistic flavors of chocolate, dried fruits, rich texture, and a warm alcoholic embrace. And then there is the family owned Santa Sofia, nestled in the historic heartland of Valpolicella Classico region, near the shores of Lake Garda, surrounding the picturesque rolling hill communes of Fumane, Marano, Negrar, Sant’Ambrogio, and San …

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