Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Parkers Blue Ash Grill Madtree Beer Dinner

After a long winter, we welcome spring and the boys of summer back to Cincinnati Enjoy a five-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Josh House and paired with five equally delicious beers from Cincinnati's own Madtree Brewing Company. Let's go Reds!

First Course
Pork Belly Skewers
Paired with Madtree Lift

Second Course
Cincinnati Charcuterie
Paired with Madtree Rounding Third

Third Course
Cracker Jack Crusted Bass
Paired with Madtree Ruck Stop

Fourth Course
Ohio Proud Ribeye
Paired with Madtree Identity Crisis

Fifth Course
Madtree Beer Float
Paired with Madtree Gnarley Brown

Seating is limited for this special dinner. Call us today to make your reservations! $50 per person all inclusive

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Lobster Madness at Eddie Merlot's

Banish winter woes and celebrate the arrival of spring with the return of Eddie Merlot’s (10808 Montgomery Rd.; 513.489.1212) Lobster Madness event. The premier steakhouse, known for its exceptional prime-aged beef, fresh seafood, and an extensive collection of wines; invites diners to enjoy a number of specialty seafood menu options, available for a limited time during the months of March and April.

Concepted by Executive Chef Bryan Hopping, the Lobster Madness menu features a number of indulgent offerings, including Lobster with Pappardelle Pasta ($26) in a buttery cream sauce, housemade Lobster Bisque ($8), and individual servings of the Eddie Merlot’s signature Lobster Macaroni & Cheese ($12).

“Lobster Madness is one of our favorite events of the year,” says Hopping. “To our guests and our culinary team, it signifies the beginning of spring and return of seasonal dishes that incorporate fresh produce and ingredients.”

The Lobster Madness celebration goes into overdrive every Friday with Eddie Merlot’s twin lobster special, when guests can enjoy two 1.25 pound lobsters for $39.95. The weekly special will be offered from March 8 through April 18.

With a reputation for memorable service and exceptional USDA Prime aged steaks, Eddie Merlot’s offers a modern steakhouse experience utilizing from-scratch processes and hand-cut beef. The 9-unit Midwestern brand, founded in 2001 by President Bill Humphries, celebrates the heart of hospitality and a commitment to the highest quality, freshest ingredients in a comfortable atmosphere. For additional information on each location, or to make reservations, please visit www.eddiemerlots.com.

Summer Celebration Season - Amoretti Gourmet Icing

Summer "holiday" season is upon us, which means baked goods become the star of the party! From cookies and cakes to macaroons and truffles, there's not one get together that goes by without something sweet And since we eat with our eyes first, dessert must both look and taste the part. New Amoretti Gourmet Icings – now available at Williams-Sonoma this – deliver on both accounts.

Amoretti's Gourmet Icings, first designed to meet the standards of professional pastry chefs, equip the at-home culinary connoisseur with an arsenal of never-ending creative ideas. Icing isn't just used for cakes and cupcakes anymore. Spread, piped, or whipped, use Amoretti's Gourmet Icings to delicately flavor buttercream, ganache, cream cheese, and whipping cream to fill beignets, truffles, cream puffs, and pastry shells . Or, heat them up for a glaze or drizzle on bundt cakes, cake pops, cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, and waffles.

Choose from salty-sweet flavors, like Maple Bacon (online only) and Salted Caramel, or classics like Fudge Brownie, Vanilla, Lemon, Strawberry, and Orange Cream to add layers of flavor to your homemade desserts. All Amoretti Gourmet Icings are shelf stable, and made with the finest, freshest ingredients and natural flavors.

Amoretti Gourmet Icings come in 12oz jars and retail for $9.99 at Williams-Sonoma's nationwide or on amoretti.com.