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Dinner for Twelve-Corkbuzz

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend!

Just wanted to pop in and tell you about my experience at Corkbuzz.  This was my third restaurant that I am featuring in the Dinner for Twelve series for the blog!

Corkbuzz is located in the Southpark area and is known for their extensive selection of wines.  They offer classes where you can learn more about types, how to pair with food and just simply taste the wines.

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I invited one of my favorite wine-loving friends and her boyfriend to join Daniel and I.  We made sure to take our Plexus Block before indulging in all the wine!

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The place settings are clean and simple.

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We started out with a pinot noir.  This particular one was from a winery in Oregon, called Runaway Red.  There is an awesome story that goes along with this.  But, you’ll have to go in yourself to hear it!  Seriously, that is one thing I loved about Corkbuzz.  The staff told these amazing stories about every wine.

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One thing on the menu that I loved were these flights.  Three 3 oz glasses of a category of wine.  My friend and I split the New World Pinot Noir and the 2015 selection of Rose.

Appetizers were served and no picture was taken.  We got the brussell sprouts, which had fennel, marcona almonds, and cheese curds.  The other couple ordered the grilled octopus, which had herb dumplings, bacon, macadamia nuts, and whipped feta.

Both phenomenal.

IMG_4438This is going to sound strange, but during the week, when I mentioned I was going to Corkbuzz, THREE separate people told me to get the burger.  I knew my hubby was going to be happy!  He is a beer and burger man for sure.  It is a bourguignon burger with red wine fondue, bacon-mushroom relish, and served with french fries.  Of course I had a bite and it absolutely melted in my mouth!

IMG_4439 My friend ordered the crab linguine (Which they did with gluten-free pasta for her!)  The Linguine dish had a ton of crab, english peas, castelvetrano olives, garlic confit, and farmer’s cheese.  Her boyfriend got the pork tenderloin which was cilantro rubbed, served with goat cheese potatoes, grilled romaine, and topped with blueberry jam.

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I got the corvina sea bass which had artichokes, roasted brussels sprouts, and a charcuterie sauce.

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Perks of being a blogger…we got dessert cocktails on the house.  This also has a great story behind it.  And it was very delicious too!

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Will I go again?

Absolutely!

I love the flights…I want to try them all!  Plus, I gotta go back for those brussell sprouts.  🙂

Have and awesome week!  xo

Dinner For Twelve- McNitch House

Happy Tuesday!

I’m excited to share the May dinner for twelve pick…my husband and I went to the McNitch house.   Located in Fourth Ward, it is in a gorgeous Victorian home, and is the place to experience true Southern hospitality.

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It is pricey, so we made sure to save this one for a big celebration…my birthday and promotion to Ruby ambassador with Plexus.  I am now a GEM! This means I have a pretty large team, get a nice bonus, but still do what I love…helping people get healthy!

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The tables were adorned with fancy china, silver, and bright colors.

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I got a glass of Malbec, my hubby got an OMB copper, and we placed our order.  Before our first course we were served this little number…fruit and bacon.  We knew we were at the right place!

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I got she-crab soup, and Daniel got the artichoke bisque.  Both of these soups were basically off the chain.  I would come again simply for the soups!

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And if soup wasn’t enough, we were told to pick another starter course!  I went with the crab cake, and he got a salad.

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A little raspberry sorbet to cleanse the palate before the main course!

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Daniel ordered the surf and turf.  The steak was incredible.  At least the tiny bite he allowed me was incredible.

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I got Dijon crusted rack of lamb.  It was good, but not my favorite.  I think I would go with the duck next time.

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Dessert.  We couldn’t decide, so they brought us all three!  A coconut flan, lemon tart with basil ice cream, and a chocolate mousse with coffee ice cream.

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I got this rose.  He got the bill.

We had a really amazing time.  The staff waits on you hand and foot.  I felt like a princess, and loved every minute of it.  We went early, and had the place to ourselves for about 45 minutes.  We learned the history, and enjoyed walking the grounds and seeing the gardens where they grow herbs and vegetables.

We will go back!

If you missed April’s dinner for twelve, CLICK HERE.

Stay tuned in June, when I visit Cork Buzz!

May Favorites

It has been a while since I posted about some of my favorites….Here are 7 things I’m digging right now…

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  1.  Dill pickle cashews.  I snagged these from Target.  I am very thankful they come portioned out…they are that good!

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2.  Hot pink nails.  I love bright cheery colors this time of year.

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3.  Stuffed avocado from Viva Chicken.  I sub the quinoa for feta.  because feta makes it betta.

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4.  Plexus body cream.  This stuff is amazing! It has spirulina algae and activated charcoal, so I use it on my body as an all over lotion.  I can see the sun spots on my legs and arms starting to lighten up!  Here is the best part…I started putting a drop in my hair before I blow dry it.  I don’t even have to use a straightener, it leaves my hair so soft without being weighted down.

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5.  I totally stole this “cereal” idea from Low Carb Traveler, one of the blogs I read.  I switched it up just a bit though.  I use a 1/2 cup of pecans, a 1/2 cup of  cottage cheese and 1/4 cup of blueberries.  This power breakfast can carry me to lunch, through my own workout, and teaching classes all morning!

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6.  Boost Lip Balm.  Totally in love with this….It came in my Birchbox and I will be ordering again very soon!  It gives your lips lots of shine and just a hint of color.  IMG_2746

7.  Vanilla seltzer water.  Yummmmmmmm.  This is my new “dessert” every night.  This same brand makes an orange vanilla that tastes like a dreamsicle.

I would love to hear from you!  What are your favorites right now?  

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