While we are sad to see summer go (soon) this is also a fantastic time for fall entertaining and parties. From our favorite drinks and recipes to the latest in kitchen gadgets here is what we are loving for fall entertaining.
Dinner Parties: For dinner parties, we are loving the VINAIGRETTE & DRESSING MAKER from Mastrad. This is a fantastic way to make and prepare delicious dressing and sauces. With its two pouring spouts, you can enjoy fresh dressings that can be stored and enjoyed for your next party.
For your cocktails, we love the Bar10der – the first and only 10-in-one bartending tool – brings an extra level of style and sophistication to the home bar experience with two new distinct looks: Vintage Oak and Stainless Steel! Whether creating a “speakeasy” vibe at home or enhancing the modern kitchen with a sleek new gadget, the Bar10der is the key to getting the party started! Packed with the ten essential tools needed to create any cocktail, the Bar10der includes a strainer, knife, bottle opener, reamer, corkscrew, stirrer, zester, channel knife and jigger (1/2 oz and 1 oz sizes,) all in one compact design.
For your wine, we love to showcase it with Toast-Its labels. They can be applied to most standard 750ml wine bottles and removed without damaging the original vintage label label. When unwrapped, your personalized note is left behind on the bottle to remind the recipient of who gave them that wine in the first place. Over three dozen designs are available for holiday and everyday occasions available along with options for custom designs for weddings, blind tastings, and other events starting at 50 or more wraps.
As for the wine itself, we love Georges Dubeouf and their collection of delicious wines. This includes the Georges Dubeouf Chateau les Capitans Julienas 2011, a wine with acidity and firm tannins make it a great pairing with everything from burgers to steaks. At only $18.99, the wine’s chilled temperature isn’t the only thing that will keep you from breaking a sweat. Another favorite is the chilled bottle of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Village 2011 ($9.99) – the crowd pleasing light red wine that’s as gulpable as it is affordable and the crisp clean Georges Duboeuf Macon-Villages Domaine Les Chenevières 2011 ($13.99).
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Brunch Entertaining: For brunch parties we love to use the 2-IN-1 CITRUS JUICER from Mastrad. This innovative tool allows you to easy switch between small and large citrus fruits as it blocks seeds and pulp and discard between squeezes. This is great for making fresh juices that we are sure you and your guests will love!
For brunch we also love the Mr. Coffee® Electric French Press + Hot Water Kettle. This machine deliverscoffee extracts at the ideal amount from the grounds to deliver maximum coffee flavor. In addition to brewing rich and robust coffee and steeping delicious tea, this product also boils water to make other beverages and instant meals too. An adjustable temperature setting helps keep beverages warm until it’s time to indulge. The wide mouth glass carafe and large screen make serving a snap, while its in-base cord storage facility make storage and clean up easy.
As for the actual coffee, we recommend Melitta’s delicious, premium Café de Europa gourmet coffees – available in extra fine grindand whole beanbags or in a new single-serve optionfor Keurig-style machines such as the Classique (medium roast), Vienna (dark roast), Blanc et Noir (light and dark roast), Riviera Sunset (decaf roast), Espresso della Toscana (extra dark roast) and flavored coffees, including Hazelnut Crème Brulee, Parisian Vanilla and Caramel Macchiato. This rich and high-quality coffee is bursting with flavor that is super rich and never bitter. Fantastic for entertaining, these blends are sure to make for a memorable party and event.
For cooking, we are huge fans of the vintage Coppermill Kitchen line. Specializing in antique European copper cookware, you will discover truly unique pieces for all of your brunch-cooking needs such as the Late19th Century Oval Pie Platter to make quiche and the Copper Tray to display your mini sandwiches.
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