During the month of February 2019, downtown hotel guests receive 50 percent off admission prices to participating museums and cultural institutions during the fifth annual Seattle Museum Month. It’s the perfect time to explore one or two of Seattle’s 40 museums!
These discounts are only valid for guests staying at one of the participating hotels, up to four people, during hotel stay dates. Visitors must present an official Seattle Museum Month guest pass at participating museums to redeem the discounts.
Participating Seattle Museums
For more information visit www.seattlemuseummonth.com
On March 1-3, 2019, head to Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea to attend the 1st Annual Four Seasons Maui Wine & Food Classic. This 3-day festival features world-class vintners, master sommeliers, and top chefs in Wailea. The event is curated in partnership with Christian Navarro of Wally’s Wines.
(Details are subject to change.)
Friday, March 1, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Wine tastings feature lively discussion moderated by sommeliers, rare vintages, and sunset views. Guests choose from one of the following:
-Brunello Di Montalcino Legend Biondi Santi
-Napa Valley Superstars featuring The Mascot, Realm, Dana Estates, Sinegal Estate, and Opus One
-Louis Roederer Champagne & Roederer Estate: Francevs. California
-A Discovery of Pinot Noir featuring Williams Selyem, Kistler, Peter Michael, Joseph Drouhin, and Maison Louis Jadot
-Louis XIII Cognac
Elite Wine Dinners
Friday, March 1, 7 p.m.
Intimate under-the-stars dinners feature one of the top wineries in the world and a visiting celebrity chef. Following dinner, guests will enjoy access to an exclusive After Party at the resort’s famed Serenity Pool featuring spectacular desserts by Four Seasons Maui Executive Pastry Chef Bruce Trouyet and Casa Dragones after-dinner cocktails crafted by the Resort’s Master Mixologist, Ben Yabrow. Guests choose from one of the following:
-Colgin Dinner featuring Chef Jennifer Carroll, hosted by Colgin owners Ann Colgin and Joe Wender
-Harlan Estate Dinner featuring Chef Jason Fox, hosted by Harlan Estate director Don Weaver
-Pio Cesare Dinner featuring Chef Jason McLeod, hosted by Pio Cesare seventh-generation winemaker Pio Boffa
-Marciano Estate Dinner featuring Chef Ryan Kluver, hosted by Marciano Estate owner Maurice Marcianoand winemaker Morgan Maureze
-Chateau Cos d’Estournel Dinner featuring Chef Peleg Miron, hosted by Chateau Cos d’Estournel brand director Etienne Nantes
Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Resort Manager Martin Dell conducts a Riedel-certified glass tasting experience, leading guests through a hands-on experience where they discover how glass shape, density and size effects taste.
200 Anniversary Celebration with Champagne Billecart-Salmon
Saturday, March 2, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Guests will enjoy eight cuvees, including rare vintages, at family-owned champagne house Billecart-Salmon’s 200anniversary set in the Resort’s palatial Presidential Maile Suite.
Saturday, March 2, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Twenty-seven world-renowned wine producers, Casa Dragones luxury artisanal tequila, and innovative fresh local cuisine from Executive Chef Craig Dryhurst and all celebrity guest chefs will delight guests at the grand tasting event set on the Resort’s stunning Ocean Front Lawn. Guests will mix and mingle with visiting vintners and master sommeliers, as well as the Resort’s robust staff of over 20 sommeliers.
Brunch & Bubbles
Sunday, March 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
The weekend concludes with a lavish brunch featuring the best Champagne houses in the world and Italy’s top Prosecco producer, Bisol. Champagne producers include Dom Perignon, Krug, Moet & Chandon, Ruinart, Veuve Cliquot, Taittinger, and Billecart-Salmon.
The Resort invites guest to experience the entire schedule with tickets for two to all events and four nights in luxury room accommodations by reserving the Wine & Food Classic package. A la carte tickets are available through the Concierge. Guests must be age 21 years or older to attend all events. For reservations, tickets, or inquiries, call (808) 874-8000 or visit www.fourseasons.com/mauiclassic.
I took The Steviva Holiday Keto Blogger Recipe Challenge and created a Keto Cranberry Lemon Loaf. It’s the perfect bread for holiday entertaining! This recipe uses Steviva Blend, a combination of erythritol and pure stevia in granular form. It’s twice as sweet as sugar so you can use half as much. Plus, Steviva Blend contains zero carbs and calories, and no glycemic impact.
When baking, replaces table sugar about 2 for 1 (2 cups of table sugar = 1 cup of Steviva Blend).
How’s it taste? I personally loved the taste. I especially loved that there wasn’t an aftertaste . I definitely recommend using Steviva Blend as a natural no calorie replacement for sugar.
Keto Cranberry Lemon Loaf
Makes 1 loaf
1 cup unsalted butter room temp
3/4 cup Steviva Blend
3 ounces cream cheese room temp
4 large eggs room temp and lightly beaten.
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
¼ tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp lemon zest
1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Butter and flour a 9 x 5 x 3 cast iron loaf pan.
3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir to combine.
4. In a large bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy with a hand mixer.
5. Add in the Steviva Blend, mix to combine.
6. Add in the cream cheese, mix to combine and until light and fluffy.
7. Add in 1/2 of the eggs, mix. Add in remaining eggs, mix.
8. Add in the vanilla and lemon zest. Mix to combine.
9. Add and mix in the flour mixture one spoonful at a time.
10. Mix until batter is smooth. Fold in cranberries.
11. Pour batter into prepared pan.
12. Bake for 70-75 minutes. Or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
13. Let cool completely.
14. Slice and enjoy.
For more information about Steviva Blend and other Steviva products visit www.stevivia.com.
A slice of Royal Cheesecake will change your life. 💜
This holiday season treat the kings and queens in your family to a Purple Sweet Potato Cheesecake. This delicious, vibrant, and easy to make dessert, is made with Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Get the recipe below!
1 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup raw sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup purple sweet potato baked and mashed
1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
1/4 cup raw pecans
1/8 tsp pumpkin spice
2 tbsp of unsalted butter, melted
1. Make gingersnap crust: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. combine gingersnaps, pecans and pumpkin spice in a food processor. Pulse until you have a coarse crumb. Pour in melted butter and pulse until combined.
2. Spoon into 4-inch mini springboard pan. Press mixture into the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
3. With a mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in medium bowl until blended. Beat in egg.
4. Remove 1/2 cup of cream cheese batter and pour into another bowl. In this bowl, add purple sweet potato and pumpkin spice. Mix until blended.
5. Pour cream cheese filling into crust. Next, pour purple sweet potato filling on top.
6. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool. Chill for 3 hours.
7. (Optional) Top with purple sweet potato crumbles for added color.
8. Slice & Enjoy!
On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified, ending Prohibition and reestablishing the right to legally enjoy a cocktail. Now that’s something to celebrate! If you’re looking for place to raise your glass to Repeal Day, visit one of the below Atlanta restaurants and they’ll be more than happy to make one for you! Grab the recipe to enjoy these featured cocktails at home and continue the celebration all month long! Happy sipping!
Atlas’ Winter Warmer
.75 Captain Morgan
.25 Grand Marnier
.25 vanilla syrup
.25 Cocchi Torino Vermouth
.25 spiced apple shrub
Directions: Mix ingredients and place in glass. Top with hot water and garnish with orange wheel and star anise.
88 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
STK Peppermint Prosecco
1oz peppermint liquor
1 Chocolate Bar
3 Candy Canes
1075 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Dantanna’s Espresso Old Fashioned
1 1/2 ounces Knob Rye
1 shot of espresso
1/4 ounce simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters
2 dashes chocolate bitters
Garnish with orange twist
3400 Around Lenox Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Park Tavern’s Salted Caramel
1 oz Svedka Vanilla
1/2 oz Whisper Creek
6 oz Coffee
A dollop of Whipped Cream
A Caramel Drizzle
Sprinkled with a pinch of Sea Salt
Directions: Combine Svedka Vodka, Whisper Creek, coffee and ice into a shaker tin and mix. Strain into a glass and top with a dollop of whipped cream. Drizzle caramel over the whipped cream and sprinkle with a pinch of Sea Salt.
500 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
City Winery’s Mullin’ It Over
1 bottle of dry red wine
1 orange, zested
8 dried cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
4 dried star anise
4 Tbsp honey
4 oz. brandy
Directions: Add all ingredients to stockpot and heat over low. Be careful not to boil. Continue simmering for at least 30 minutes. Strain and serve garnished with an orange slice and cinnamon stick. This recipe works great in a crock pot.
Ponce City Market
650 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Don’t you just love when you have a taste for something and you have all the ingredients to make it in your kitchen? That is winning at its best! Well, today I had a taste for some pesto! I have this beautiful basil plant that has grown quite a bit, so I took a bunch leaves from it. They smelled wonderful! I didn’t have as much basil as I hoped so I used a handful of cilantro as well. If you’re not a fan of cilantro, just use double the amount of basil. Either way is tasty.
I also had some Follow Your Heart Dairy Free Parmesan Style Shredded Cheese Alternative that had been dying to use. They were really good and tasted very similar to traditional Parmesan cheese. I was very pleased. These shreds were the perfect addition to this pesto.
I gathered the rest of my ingredients; olive oil, walnuts, garlic, and salt. What I love about this recipe is that you can just throw all of the ingredients into the blender or food processor; blend and you’re done! That’s it! Who’s ready to make pesto?
Very Vegan Basil-Cilantro Pesto
1 cup fresh basil
1 cup fresh cilantro (Use another cup of basil if you’re not a cilantro fan.)
1 cup olive oil
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup Follow Your Heart Parmesan Style Shredded Cheese Alternative
3 garlic cloves (peeled)
1 tsp salt (additional salt and pepper to taste)
Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor; blend until smooth.
Check other vegan cheese alternatives from Follow Your Heart by visiting followyourheart.com.
* I was given Follow Your Heart Parmesan Style Shredded Cheese Alternative in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.