Miniature Holiday Snow Village at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero

The miniature Holiday Village has returned to the Hyatt in San Francisco near the Embarcadero.

A San Francisco tradition, the display was gone for over two years after the death of the previous owner of the display. Because the display is not owned by the hotel it required years to find another kind soul and hobbyist who could dedicate the days needed to set up the display.

Fortunately one was located, and the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero celebrated with chocolate treats and man made snowfall in the hotel lobby.

WATCH: The Cheese of France, Take Two

You know how sometimes promotional spots are sometimes much more interesting than the actual programs. Well, we have found this spot for The Cheeses of France to be intriguing, in particular in that Gallic style the French have perfected.

See if this doesn’t make you either chuckle or go to the refrigerator.

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Peach Cobbler Cocktail

Vodka maker Cîroc has joined forces with master mixologist Billy Ray to create innovative cocktail recipes for many occasions, including Holiday gatherings

Here is one that has us intrigued, the Peach Cobbler

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Gourmet Food Trucks Make A Pit Stop In Marina del Rey

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Known for on-the-water activities, affordable waterfront accommodations and chic dining, popular Westside neighborhood Marina del Rey is set to welcome “Beach Eats,” a weekly gathering of gourmet Southern California food trucks. Starting July 26, 2012, “Beach Eats” will be at Marina Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, every Thursday throughout the summer from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The first Thursday “Beach Eats” event will feature an assortment of popular trucks, including Nom NomBorder GrillBaby’s Badass BurgersCousins Maine Lobster,  Dosa Truck and Sprinkles Cupcakes’ Sprinklesmobile. Trucks in attendance will vary week to week.
Marina del Rey‘s Thursday food truck event is a wonderful way to celebrate summer, good food and friends at one of the most beautiful waterfront spots in Los Angeles,” said Beverly Moore, Executive Director of the Marina del Rey Convention and Visitors Bureau. “With different offerings each week, visitors can enjoy a new taste, a new dessert and a new truck every Thursday.”

TasteTV Celebrity Chef Updates

Eggless Scrambled Eggs: The Hijiki Tofu Scramble

If you are like many people and are currently on an eggless diet, but really love scrambled eggs, then an alternative is scrambled tofu. BStar Bar & Restaurant in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond Clement Street Corridor has a delicious Hijiki Tofu Scramble with tomato, shiitake, ginger, daikon sprouts, avocado. In the photo you’ll see it is a bit yellow, because we added Monterey Jack cheese to it, and shortly, the avocado and sprouts will be incorporate into the entire dish.

The pink items, by the way, are ginger. You probably do not want to add those to your mix.

Tequila Distillery Casa Noble Announces “Noble Places” in Denver

Because having good tequila to drink is not enough, now you can enjoy it in official sipping venues.

As recently announced:

“Today, boutique tequila distillery Casa Noble announces the launch of its new club, Noble Places, in Denver. This summer, Noble Places will welcome a select number of venues in 15 cities throughout the U.S. into the Casa Noble family. Each of these unique venues – local neighborhood gems – will be highlighted with a feature on an exemplary staff member and their venue’s custom Casa Noble cocktail – specially created for this club – allowing customers, old and new, to get to know their neighborhood haunt before they walk through the door. The Denver launch is one of 15 Casa Noble plans to roll out across the U.S. over the summer.”

On top of that, you get a free download of “Eres La Luz” from Carlos Santana’s Shape Shifter album with each cocktail purchased at “Noble Places”

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