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:


  1. My mouth is watering over those scallops too! I can't wait to try them!

  2. That looks like such a great event! I want to go! What's the Progressive Dinner all about?

  3. The BBQ Lamb Shank looks amazing!!! Lentils are by far over looked in many recipies.