Opening its doors in the France Pavilion each morning at 9 a.m., Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie offers delightful French sweets for Epcot guests throughout the day. Menu items include espressos, sweets, soups, sandwiches, salads and authentic French dishes such as quiche and Croque Monsieur.
White subway tile is finished with a white marble countertop for a sleek, contemporary walk up counter. A chalkboard menu is easily viewed against the bright, white surroundings. Three pendant lights give a warm glow above the counter. The clean, organized kitchen features stainless steel surfaces and tied up door beads for added style.
Plan out your menu, and spend sufficient time on prepping all recipes to make things easier on Thanksgiving Day. For a simple meal, stick to just the classics: turkey, roasted veggies, cranberry sauce, stuffing and dessert. Warm things up with a fall soup like curried butternut squash with fried sage.
A well planned buffet table provides guests the opportunity to customize their menu to their liking, says Austin-based stylist Hilary Dominguez, while knowing exactly what they have to choose from - thanks to charming little food labels that tie in with the event theme.
Don’t hesitate to mix colors and styles for your staycation brunch. Here, we have layered the table in stripes, wicker and bright color for a modern yet traditional take on brunch decor. If stripes are not your thing, you can enhance your wicker chargers by spray painting them a fun color and take things a step further with a homemade menu card.
Applesauce and space travel go together like PB&J. John Glenn, the first astronaut to orbit the moon, took pureed applesauce in squeezeable tubes on that first space flight. Applesauce hit the astronaut menu again—this time served as a side to ham—on the Gemini mission.
The Lawrence features a cocktail menu developed communally by its talented team of bartenders, with a surfeit of wit and imagination. Belly up to the winding front-and-center bar to chat with the knowledgable staff and to sample some of the the summer cocktails inspired by favorite movies like I'd Pity Him with gin, Sambuca, passionfruit, blackberries, blueberries, mint, lemon and cava.
Here's a great tip for adding an aromatic touch to your table: As dinner is wrapping up, bring hot pies out to the table on cake stands and cut the first slice while the pie is still hot. The scent of the pie will work as a candle, teasing guests' palettes for what's next on the menu.
Prosecco, a versatile Italian sparking wine that can match as easily with main courses like chicken and pork as with sushi, continues to rise in popularity. When bubbles are on the menu, prosecco is often a more affordable option for a festive occasion, as with this Martini & Rossi prosecco, which hails from the Veneto-Friuli area of northeast Italy.
To create this look, search your favorite vintage stores for glassware and dessert plates with pink or gold detailing. Use a basic white dinner plate on the bottom of every place setting. Top it with a geometric napkin (these are made from fabric purchased from Quadrille, Inc.) and the vintage plates. Repurpose the printable invitations as menu cards to top off each place setting.
Pineapples are not only great to eat but even better as decor. Have a fear of homemade floral arrangements? Try a fresh pineapple; it makes an affordable and simple display that even a novice hostess can handle. When you are done using the pineapple for display, add them to your menu for another meal or add to the bar for a specialty cocktail. If you are up for it, find a unique way to cut them into fun shapes, and if you need a little help, this can be an activity to do with your guests.
A fun neon sign greets visitors to the Hotel Clermont's in-house restaurant Tiny Lou's, a French-themed bistro with a cocktail-forward program. The menu, as you would except from its French inspiration, is meat-centric, though there are vegetarian options too. Blue Ridge Trout Almondine and Duck Consomme are delicious but don't miss the Pommes Aligot. At $9 for a side, these are some pricey cheesy mashed potatoes, but probably worth the bank.
The Porsche Experience Center is not just about the closed-track driving. A sports-car lover's heaven on many fronts, the center also boasts a chef-driven Restaurant 356 (named after the first car to carry the Porsche family name) with a seasonal menu and views of the Porsche track. You will need to show ID when you enter the center in order to dine, and be advised that is driving in on your menu at the track, no alcohol can be consumed before your circuit. In addition to 356 and a small, informal Carrerra Cafe, the experience center features a Simulator Lab where you can race against your friends and younger drivers can get the Porsche experience even if they can't access the track, a Heritage Center with rotating exhibitions and displays of Porsches through the ages. An on-site Classic Car Workshop allows vintage car owners to have their Porsches serviced and visitors have the added benefit of seeing some of those classic cars on display. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the Porsche headquarters; one of many opportunities to fill a day with car-centric entertainment.
You can always impress guests with a specialty drink, and you don't have to be a mixologist or sommelier to do it, just find one at your local gourmet grocery store. Many specialty grocery stores will have food and beverage experts on site who can offer recommendations for locally-produced nonalcoholic beverages as well as picks from local breweries and wine that works with your menu. Additionally, they almost always have information packets about the products that you can take home and place on your table for guests to explore.
You know it’s spring when the baby chicks appear. This adorable chick is a heritage breed, a Black Australorp. The breed hails from Australia, where it was first imported between 1890 and 1900. It’s prized as a utility breed developed with a focus on egg laying. Australorps gained worldwide popularity in the 1920s after breaking numerous records for number of eggs laid, with competitive hens laying up to 364 eggs per year. Historically, chickens played a key role at the Biltmore Estate, contributing to mealtime menus in a variety of ways, from fresh eggs to fricassee. In 1896, the Biltmore house ordered up to 30 dozen eggs per week.
You don't even have to leave Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to experience some of the best in local cocktail culture. One Flew South in the international terminal has a top-notch food program from celebrated Atlanta chef and Soul author Todd Richards (don't miss the collard green ramen) that will make you forget you are eating in an airport and a deep cuts cocktail menu with classics like an Old-Fashioned, Sazerac, Aperol Spritz and the Nearest to Happiness (pictured) featuring Uncle Nearest 1856 whiskey, lillet rouge, lemon, simple syrup and muddled blueberries and mint, the fartherest cocktail imaginable from a sad, sugary airport margarita.
A family favorite, applesauce blends well with many mealtime menus, standing in as side dish or dessert. Best of all, applesauce is easy to make. Simply peel, core and cook apples until they fall apart easily with a spoon. Add seasoning (think cinnamon and maple or agave syrup) while cooking or after. Applesauce without seasoning varies in color, based on the type of apple you use. In some cases, cooking the apples with peels on results in a pink sauce. To remove peels, just run the cooked apples through a food mill or strainer. Make applesauce as chunky or smooth as you like. For long-term storage, freeze or can it using a boiling water bath.
Like many Atlanta suburbs, Marietta has embraced its historic downtown district and bulked up food and shopping opportunities for residents who may not want to drive into Atlanta for a great meal. Downtown Marietta including Marietta Square is home to some memorable restaurants and this fall 2018 the area welcomes a new food hall Marietta Square Market, to compete with Atlanta's on-fire food halls Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market. Housed in a former repurposed historic warehouse, Marietta Square Market, a 7-minute walk from Marietta Square, will feature a variety of restaurants with street tacos, baked goods, burgers, ramen, bubble tea and other au courant goodies on their menus. If your Marietta travel plans can wait, Swedish cult retailer IKEA is opening a Marietta outpost in 2019 or 2020.