Thursday, March 14, 2013

2012 Travel Food Photo Update

Again at the end of 2012 I fell off the blogging wagon. I had many excellent food experiences I would love to share with you. Here is a quick and colorful recap of some of the great places and tastes I have was lucky enough to indulge in last year.

Feb 2012 A special Mexican dinner with family at Zapatas in Norcross, GA

March 2012: Several great meals at The Old Edwards Inn, Highlands, NC
We had the pleasure of having an amazing dinner at Madisons as well as a cozy lunch on the next day. 

Fantastic pulled pork sandwich!

April 2012: A fun weekend in Chicago!
Although I have been there a few times, this time I made sure to have some great food experiences. Dinners at Sepia and Blackbird (so nice I couldn't take pictures), as well as Gilt Bar and a fun foodie tour with Tastebud Tours Chicago

June 2013: Denver Dining and Sizzling in St. Maarten
June brought alot of travel! I attended a conference in Denver having the luck to taste some great beer as well as to experience the The Kitchen! Later that month I celebrated an anniversary with a trip to the French side of St. Maarten/ St. Martin. The experience was a food paradise. We had the pleasure of small side of the road stores serving perfect baguette sandwiches to five star dining and everything in between. 
Merguez sausage and lentils

Oskar Blues Tasting!

 Guavaberry Colada 
 Curry Shrimp and Rice at Talk of the Town Lolo 
 Smoked Salmon at Holland House Beachfront Hotel
 Fresh Pan Aux Rasin (finally)
 Incredible Lagoon Front Escargot at La Cigale
 Scallops at La Cigale
 Grand Raspberry Macaron!

July 2012: Refreshing July 4th at the Grove Park Inn
We were back to Asheville for what is now a favorite tradition of watching the fireworks on the 4th while eating at the Sunset Terrace restaurant at the GPI. We also had a chance to sample some unique and delicious olive oils and vinegars at Tree and Vine in Biltmore Village. 

August 2013: Birthday Celebrations!
For my birthday at the end of August, I chose to have dinner at my go to favorite Sotto Sotto as well as to take the day wine tasting at Frog Town Winery in North GA. 
Ravioli Michelangelo 

Frog Town Patio View

September 2013: Post Football Find
After one of the Tech football games we chose to try out Cardamom Hill. Since then it has, of course, earned the praise of everyone in Atlanta and beyond. Congratulations to Asha Gomez for her James Beard nomination for 2013!
Spicy Fish Curry

October 2012: New Orleans Adventure!
Read more about it in the individual posts.

November 2012: Thankful for Family
For an early Thanksgiving celebration I met my grandmother at Monteluce Winery in Dawsonville, GA for an amazing lunch.

 Mushroom Soup
 Smoked Salmon Appetizer
 Amazing Short Rib
 Not so ordinary roast chicken
 Super Rich Chocolate Cake
Apple Walnut Pastry

December 2012: Holiday Date
Each year for holidays rather than big gifts we sometimes choose an experience, usually a meal, to have together. This year we chose well by enjoying the chef's tasting with wine pairing at the Woodfire Grill
 Tuna Crudo

Roasted Quail 
 Pork Tenderloin
 Caramel Ice Cream, Chocolate Gnache and Marshmallow

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