Saturday, July 3, 2010

Mixer at AZ Biltmore Hotel

Kay Holcombe and I attended a mixer sponsored by the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce at the Arizona Biltmore. These events help us network and promote the cookbook. Among many others, we met Bruce Leadbetter with 360 Adventures. He likes our book and hopes to partner with us for future tours of Arizona and the Historical League featuring great adventures and great food.

It was fun to sample wonderful appetizers from the new restaurant, Charlie and Alberts. Smoked Tomato Bisque was elegantly served in tall shot glasses. Kay sampled it but we agreed that it was too smokey for our tastes.

We both loved the flatbread appetizers served in wedges on mini square plates. It had a delicate cranberry sauce and feta cheese on the bottom topped with watercress and mandarin oranges in a mild dressing. Would love to recreate these. Anyone got a recipe?
I enjoyed the 'made to order' Caesar Salad by the roaring fire. Notice the beautiful sunset in the background. Now . . . this is the way to unwind after a long day.