Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Winner Was...

Oh, Minnesota... the calendar shows it to be past mid-April... but your weather? Hmmmm....
I was hoping the weather would be fine enough to get to my cooking class last night... and it was!

I had asked for suggestions about a Brunchy Beverage to take to the class to share with everyone since we were making delicious brunch items. I love Mimosas and Cosmos... and I had found a recipe for Kir Royale which looked delicious.

After getting some opinions/suggestions from some of my readers.. the winner was...

The Chambord Kir Royale!

Then after we drank both bottles of Champagne... no, it wasn't just the two of us... there were about 12 people there... so everyone had a Chambord Kir Royale...  The we had something I had never heard of before:
Did you know this existed???? Nectar of the gods, I tell you. It's called Mamamango... and it was delicious. Apparently it's mango puree and Moscato combination. I'm not a big fan of Moscato because  it's pretty sweet... but this was so, so good!!
Those are the drinks we had.... and this is the food we made:
From top left counter clockwise:
Petite Caramel Pecan Rolls/Waffle Iron Hash Browns/Lemon Ricotta Pancakes/Ham & Asparagus Frittata.

In the middle are two pancake toppings: blueberry & maple syrup and fruit salsa.

It was a fun night. The food was fantastic and the drinks were spectacular... it was well worth the drive! 

Now, I've just got to locate some Mamamango in my small town... Wish me luck.

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    1. Yummm...I can't wait until the blogger cooking class next Friday!

  2. The Kir Royale is one of my favorite drinks.

  3. Ok those kir royales look amazing and now I want one! And I also want Mamamango, which just sounds delicious AND I need waffle iron hash browns... I need to get to brunch, asap...

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  4. this was such a fun class, cant wait to do it all again (minus the brunchy stuff) next week! :D