Thursday, August 20, 2015

SAVE TIME AT SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH CRAZY UNCLE UBER CAESAR






Sunday Mornings should be filled with family, laughter and the clinking of glasses. One problem, the typical Sunday brunch out can be quite busy. You can end up waiting for hours, just to be seated at a crowded table in a very noisy restaurant. It’s time to skip the line but not skimp on flavour. Crazy Uncle’s got you covered this weekend with their mouthwatering, ready-to-drink Caesar cocktail.

Now you can sleep in, stay in your PJs and know that a simple and delectable cocktail is ready to enjoy. Embellish your glass with the perfectly crafted rimmer, pour over ice and enjoy! It’s simple. Now all you need to worry about is preparing brunch. Try pairing your cocktail with savory options such as an asparagus and goat cheese omelet, a succulent double decker BLT or even a fresh breakfast quesadilla.

The delicious Über Caesar was created by mixologist and celebrity Chef Guy Rubino. He was inspired to transform a traditional Canadian cocktail into a pre-made delight that always delivers the perfect kick. Unlike other one-pour cocktails, Crazy Uncle drinks are crafted with serious attention to quality, and a desire to keep the authentic, freshly made cocktail taste. The Über Caesar is the first and only All-Natural ready to drink Caesar cocktail.  It contains no MSG or artificial flavours.  All you get is a naturally delicious taste that pairs perfectly with any DIY brunch!

Whether you’re cooking Belgian waffles, French toast, or simply sausage and eggs, Crazy Uncle’s Über Caesar is the perfect companion to your Sunday morning.

The Uber Caesar can be found in your local Liquor Depot. 


 ***A friendly reminder, all photography on City Style and Living Magazine, Facebook Page, Twitter, website and Blog are copyright 2007-2015 K&S Media. Please do not use elsewhere without the written consent of City Style and Living Magazine. Thank you kindly!
 
You may visit the New Summer 2015 issue of City Style and Living magazine (also available in print) at the following address (follow the three simple steps to access the full magazine, online) :

1) go to http://www.citystyleandliving.com 
2) click on the 'front cover' image, on the left hand side of your screen
3) to flip through the e-magazine, click on the bottom right hand corner
of the magazine, just as you would our print magazine!
Follow us on twitter @CityStyleMag
Follow us on Instagram @CityStyleMag

Monday, August 10, 2015

ADD SPARKLE TO YOUR SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH LA MARCA PROSECCO






Long, lazy days spent with family and friends are just the kind of way we love spending our summer vacays!  And what better way to bring together people than great food and drink.  We love entertaining outdoors where guests can mingle, grab some bites and sip cool drinks. Or, for another great indulgence we prepare a Sunday brunch.

Anyone who comes to one of our fetes knows that we love our sparkling wine.  In fact, consumption of Italian sparkling wines in Canada has grown more than 14 per cent over the past several years (we knew we weren't alone).

So, we were thrilled to  discover a great addition to our summer soirees or matinees - La Marca Prosecco.  Founded 40 years ago, La Marca is a cooperative representing 5,000 local winegrowers who farm more than 17,000 acres in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The result?  A prosecco with a clean, refreshing style with a delicate, floral palate and bright acidity that pairs wonderfully with fresh summer treats (recipes below). Winemaker Fabrizio Gatto sums up the La Marca Prosecco's appeal. “We believe that Prosecco is not a special occasion wine: it’s for every day because it has a refreshing style and is a versatile pairing for a wide range of foods.”

No summer brunch could go without a touch of pretty décor- why not incorporate La Marca’s signature blue and silver colour palatte into napkins, plate chargers and tablecloths and don’t forget a shiny silver bucket to chill your prosecco!

We hope you try out these easy to make recipes at your next summer brunch.  Cheers to summer! The best news is that La Marca is widely available in retail stores for under $20 (a bargain).


Recipes to try at your next summer brunch:

 


Why not mix up an easy aperitif cocktail like La Marca’s Elderflower Fizz:

Ingredients:

1/2 part Elderflower Liqueur
Top with La Marca Prosecco
Instructions
Add Elderflower Liqueur to the bottom of a chilled champagne flute and top with La Marca Prosecco. Garnish with a strawberry.


Try this easy (and chef approved) La Marca infused ricotta cheese with herbs, Canadian Prosciutto, wild flower honeycomb, toasted walnuts, and figs glazed in La Marca Prosecco, orange zest (see photo above)

Recipe by: Kevin Prendergast, Executive Chef, Hilton Toronto

Ingredients:
500 mL (2 cups) La Marca Prosecco
15 mL (1 tbsp) wild flower honey
2-3 fresh or dried figs
125 mL (1/2 cup) ricotta cheese
3-4 slices, prosciutto
3-4 pieces, toasted walnuts
1 wild flower honey comb
Chives, edible flowers, to garnish

Method:

La Marca Prosecco Reduction
500mL (2 cups) La Marca Prosecco
15mL (1 tbsp) Wild flower honey
Combine both ingredients together in sauce pan over medium heat (275F) and reduce until light golden syrupy consistency about ¼ of a cup remaining and cool to room temperature.

Glazed Figs
2-3 fresh or dried figs, quartered
30ml (2 tbsp) La Marca Prosecco reduction
Method:  Gently toss the fresh or dried figs into the La Marca Prosecco reduction and set aside to marinate.

La Marca Prosecco Spiked Ricotta with Fresh Herbs
125mL (½ cup) ricotta cheese
5mL (1 tsp) La Marca Prosecco reduction
Handful of chopped chives
Method:  Combine ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix well, season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside in the fridge.

Plate assembly: With a small spatula, spread 50 grams of La Marca infused ricotta. Place 3-4 slices prosciutto, 3-4 pieces toasted walnuts, wild flower honeycomb and edible flower garnish on the La Marca ricotta in an artistic fashion. Serves 2 as a shared plate.  Enjoy!

Chef notes:  Wild Flower honeycomb, edible flowers as well as seedling are available at most gourmet grocery stores.
 


 ***A friendly reminder, all photography on City Style and Living Magazine, Facebook Page, Twitter, website and Blog are copyright 2007-2015 K&S Media. Please do not use elsewhere without the written consent of City Style and Living Magazine. Thank you kindly!

ALL PHOTOGRAPHY COPYRIGHT K&S MEDIA 2015

You may visit the New Summer 2015 issue of City Style and Living magazine (also available in print) at the following address (follow the three simple steps to access the full magazine, online) :

1) go to http://www.citystyleandliving.com 
2) click on the 'front cover' image, on the left hand side of your screen
3) to flip through the e-magazine, click on the bottom right hand corner
of the magazine, just as you would our print magazine!
Follow us on twitter @CityStyleMag
Follow us on Instagram @CityStyleMag

Monday, August 3, 2015

THE CANADIAN BEEF CULINARY SERIES BY KARISMA LAUNCHES 2015 LINEUP WITH WORLD-RENOWNED CHEFS


Canadian Beef served at El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort, by Karisma, an adults-only Gourmet Inclusive® property.

 

Chef Erik R. Palomino of Toronto was the showcase guest Chef at the Canadian Beef Culinary Series by Karisma in July 2015.


A selection of Kendall Jackson wines served at the beach bbq

Living in Alberta, we are fortunate to be at the heart of the Canadian beef industry. There are even people who drive around with “I love Alberta beef” logo on their cars and trucks. Imagine enjoying that quintessential Canadian ingredient in the tropics beside the Caribbean sea. 

CSL was excited to learn that TheCanadian Beef Culinary Series at El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort, by Karisma, an adults-only Gourmet Inclusive® property in Cancun, Mexico does just that. The event takes place the second week of each month when guest chefs work with the talented Karisma Hotels & Resorts team of Michelin star restaurant-trained chefs and sommeliers to provide guests with an exciting culinary schedule, including cooking classes, tastings, education classes, special pairing menus and an exclusive Guest Chef Dinner – all centered around the star ingredient – Canadian Beef.
The Canadian Beef Culinary Series began with a kick-off beach BBQ- the tall palm trees, overlooking the crystal clear water was the perfect backdrop for the friendly gathering. The highlight? The interactive nature of the series - allowing guests to learn about how to prepare different beef cuts, chat with chefs, and discover new wine and food pairing suggestions from sommeliers.

The most exciting part for foodies? Chefs from cities across Canada will be sharing their culinary talents with guests throughout 2015, including Chef Jonathan Gushue from Toronto and former Top Chef Canada participant Chef Todd Perrin. In fact, Calgary Chef Paul Rogalski, owner/chef at Rouge Restaurant in Calgary, will be featured this November.

Offered exclusively at Karisma Hotels & Resorts, guests are invited to discover The Canadian Beef Culinary Series, by Karisma at an additional cost of $300 for the weeklong program at El Dorado Royale; a la carte rates for wines and ad hoc wine and culinary experiences at the entire collection of Karisma Hotels & Resorts start at $35


 ***A friendly reminder, all photography on City Style and Living Magazine, Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram, website and Blog are copyright 2015 K&S Media. Please do not use elsewhere without the written consent of City Style and Living Magazine. Thank you kindly!

ALL PHOTOGRAPHY COPYRIGHT K&S MEDIA 2015

You may visit the New Summer 2015 issue of City Style and Living magazine (also available in print) at the following address (follow the three simple steps to access the full magazine, online) :

1) go to http://www.citystyleandliving.com 
2) click on the 'front cover' image, on the left hand side of your screen
3) to flip through the e-magazine, click on the bottom right hand corner
of the magazine, just as you would our print magazine!
Follow us on twitter @CityStyleMag
Follow us on Instagram @CityStyleMag

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...