Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy TURKEY day!!!

And the winner is: KELLY KELLY HENRIKSON!! Her choice to go with Green Bean Casserole as her favorite dish won the hearts (and "likes") of 21 people! Give a nice round of applause to the new home for a 10 lb Turkey from Lemon Tree! Kelly we are so excited to make your Thanksgiving just a little bit easier this year!

Lemon Tree will not forget, and does want to thank all of our participants: Emily Szopa with Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies drizzled with chocolate!! Can you say a tasty alternative to the lovely Pumpkin Pie.. which was actually entered into the contest by Danny Gray! Hey Danny have you tried the alcoholic whip cream yet? It's pretty yummy if you'd like to know!

Next up, we have Erika Wolgammot. She entered in Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Burgers!!! Whether you use colby, jack, or blue cheese it's a phenomenal idea Erika that we just might have to steal:)

Then, we have the 2nd person who chose Green Been Casserole as her favorite dish: Deborah Stanciu! This shows it's a definite must have at Thanksgiving this year everyone, so make sure you've got the casserole covered!

Last but not least; Jennifer Spencer Segrest needs to let us feature this dish at the Lemon Tree! Blue Cheesecake on top of mixed greens with apples and walnuts...wait there's more: topped off with a blue cheese drizzle!!! Please, let us know when you are going to come by the store and make it for us Jennifer! We're always here!

Thanks again to all of our Turkey contest participants! Don't forget Lemon Tree is here to make your holidays easier on you! So, take a look at our Gourmet Catering Menu and let us know what we can help you with! Stay tuned for our giveaway in December....and


Friday, November 12, 2010

Fall Festival of Flavors...

Let's begin by....... Thanking Ballydoyle for the hospitality, and plethora of alcohol! Overall good times were had by all last night at the Fall Festival of Flavors! There were just so many great people along with great food, and of course some amazing Irish coffee to be had by all!

We started off the night with Scott Raiman of Ballydoyle to show us his preparation of: Roasted Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette, and Seared Scallops with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis and a micro green salad! I'm not sure about you, but my mouth was watering in wondering when I was going to get to eat those scallops!

Next stop Mr. Tim Canning himself of, yes you guessed it: Lemon Tree! He brought: BBQ Braised Lamb Shank with Lentils and Fall Vegetables to the table. Wow.. was that a succulent lamb! From the sound of things, it was enjoyed by everyone! Thanks Tim!!

Then of course we had a coffee demonstration from our man Marco Torcasio of Intelligentsia coffee! This really gets even better when the
IRISH is added :)

We then bring in one of the favorites of the evening: Lemon Tree's own So Young Shin to make you weak at the knees with his
Warm Apple Crisp with Homeade Vanilla Ice Cream. Pretty sure the guests were telling the person next to them to look the other way, so they could steal the rest of their dessert!

Our final destination:
IRISH COFFEE by Phil Cullen of Ballydoyle! This was definitely a great night cap, or night starter for some of the guests! It seemed to bring warmth and smiles to all the guests!

Between the great food, amazing demonstrations, prizes, and shots of Jameson; this event was really a success! Let me tell you this is only the beginning of events to come from Ballydoyle and Lemon Tree! Stay tuned for when we add Dream Interiors to the list for our Progressive Dinner in December! This one you will NOT want to miss!

Check out these videos from Fall Festival of Flavors:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween Trifecta...

Halloween Costume Contest for Lemon Tree was a success!
The three pictures from top to bottom took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

We have a Rockstar and Racecar Driver who took home the prize: Dinner for 2 for their mother JOY RUZIC MYERS!!

The baby caterpillar was definitely hard to beat, and was shy of just 1 vote..Thanks to Kelly Henrikson for sharing this adorable photo with all of us. Awe...

Lastly, we have the Queen of the Nile (who decided that was her name Halloween week in the household)! Thanks to Sarah Carpenter Schmidt for entering Emma her little Cleopatra into the contest, and showing off her lovely costume!

Thanks to all the participants (and their children) who showed off their Halloween costumes. It's always great to see what costumes are popular,inventive, and the great classics that will always be around.

Stay tuned for our 10 lb. Turkey giveaway for your next chance to be a Lemon Tree Winner....Gobble, Gobble!