Elvis Bread Pudding

Size isn’t everything, especially when it comes to this “Elvis” bread pudding created by Chef Scott Quinn of the Claremont Hotel’s Meritage restaurant.

The flavor within each bite is memorable and succulent, making you savor the moment. To top if off,  the dish is paired with bits of maple bacon and a scoop of peanut butter ice cream.

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Emergency Super Bowl Cocktails? You have a choice for each team

The Super Bowl, a time of fun and frivolity. A time of support and reunion. A time for… imbibing (responsibly, of course).

UV Vodka has two nifty drinks that will keep you safe and happy no matter which team colors surround you.

 Raven on the Rocks

1 part UV Grape
1 part lemon-lime soda
Add a splash of sweet and sour mix and serve over ice in a highball glass.

 The Bay Bomb (aka “Go Niners!”)

1 part UV Cherry
3 parts cola

Serve over ice in a highball glass.

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Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Awards Announced

The International Chocolate Salon Awards for Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America announced!

TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon are pleased to announce the names of the 2013 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Award winners, which are now available on the awards site. The names of the 6-Star Award Winners, 5-Star Award Winners, and 4-Star Award Winners are listed

The 6-Star Award Winners are Amano Artisan Chocolate, CocoTutti, Forte Chocolates, La Chatelaine Chocolat Co., Marti Chocolatt, and Sixth Course Artisan Confections.

The 5-Star Award Winners are AMELLA, Chocolot, Chuao Chocolatier, DEUVO Gourmet Sweets, Droga Confections, Feve Artisan Chocolatier, Marco Paolo Chocolates, Mignon Chocolate, Socola Chocolatier, The TeaRoom Chocolate Co., Toffee Talk, and William Dean Chocolates.

The 4-Star Award Winners can be seen listed on the site

http://www.internationalchocolatesalon.com/




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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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