Thanks to Smokin Tex This Perfectly Smoked Tenderloin was Front and Center at our Holiday Meal
Several years ago, I purchased a Smokin Tex small electric smoker and, as it turns out, was probably the mostRead more.
Host In-Home Paella Parties with My Paella Travels in Your Cocina!
Entertain your guests in your very own kitchen with Austin’s Paella Performance Chef, Lisa Mays. Open-kitchen restaurants have been veryRead more.
My Paella Travels to Channel 4 WSMV’s TODAY IN NASHVILLE on Thursday at 11am!
Stay Tuned and Stay Hungry! Watch Today in Nashville at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 27th! I’ll be demonstrating howRead more.
Brunch in Nashville Just Got Real! Enjoy a Nashville-Style Brunch at Party Fowl Near Downtown
Brunch at Party Fowl! The Chicken is HOT and the Cocktails are sooo Cool! (photos by www.LaylaMaysPhotography.com) Brunch at PartyRead more.
My Paella Travels and SimuLinen Host a Casual Yet Elegant Paella Brunch!
Dust off the paella pan, find your favorite Spanish recipes and put an egg on it! It’s a Paella Brunch! MakeRead more.
Embers Ski Lodge on 12TH Ave South Serves Up a Unique Weekend Brunch and Cocktails that will Impress!
Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the brunch will offer a wide array of heartyRead more.
Celebrate Texas Flavors with Smashed Guacamole from Jack Allen’s Kitchen and My Baja Fish Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema
Unique Southern-Inspired Cuisine infused with Southwest flavors Several years ago when I lived in Austin, I discovered one ofRead more.
Lisa’s Thirsty Thursday Wine Pick: Barahonda Barrica 2011 – A Full-Bodied and Sexy Spanish Wine Pairing with Your Weekend!
Hey Nashville! What are you drinking this weekend? Barahonda Barrica 2011 is a sexy, full-bodied and complex Spanish Wine thatRead more.
Memories of New York: Food, Wine and Photography in the Big Apple
EVERYONE LIVES THIER LIFE OUT LOUD IN NEW YORK CITY! A week of cabs, skyscrapers, lots of walking and moreRead more.
Chef Tony Galzin and Lisa Mays Fire Up the Grills for an Italian Grilled Dinner at Pop Nashville Dinner-My New
An evening of Italian regional specialties all cooked over an open flame! Chef Tony Galzin (Sycamore Nashville, Deli House) andRead more.
Spiedini & Hearth, An Evening of Food, Wine and Italian Grill at POP Nashville! Chef Tony Galzin and Wine With
Please join us on Saturday, August 23rd at POP Nashville As far back as I can remember, my family’s kitchenRead more.
The Nashville Smokin’ Tomato Jam Burger with Red Gold Tomatoes Rocks Any Backyard Grilling Party!
Summer grilling has just been elevated to a new level of flavor with Smokey Tomato Jam! You have got toRead more.
Hey Nashville, What Are You Drinking? Lisa’s Weekly Wine: Retromarcia Chianti Classico 2011 by Monte Bernardi
Enjoy Retromarcia Chianti Classico for a taste of old world world charm in each glass! I immediately fell inRead more.
EPICE Lebanese Bistro Adds Spice to the 12 South Neighborhood Restaurant Row
EPICE Neighborhood Lebanese Restaurant 2902 12th Avenue South, Nashville TN 37204 | 615.720.6765 Hours: 11AM – 10PM Tuesday – SaturdayRead more.
Spain’s Ribera del Duero: A Wine for Every Palate and Every Season! Drink Ribera. Drink Spain.
Roble & Barrica’s Ribera Del Duero is the ultimate expression of Tempranillo, Spain’s most noble red grape. The mainRead more.
Learn the Art of cooking Paella at the First Annual Nashville Wine and Food Festival at Riverfront Park, Saturday June
The Art of Cooking Paella with Lisa Mays, Nashville Food and Wine Blogger and Chef Nashville’s Inaugural Wine Festival willRead more.
Nashville’s University School (USN) Evening Class Celebrates An Evening in Spain with a Paella Valenciana and Tapas Party!
As long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for cooking and eating paella. My Sicilian andRead more.
An Afternoon of Moonshine Cocktails & Southern Seared Scallops with Billy Kauffman of Short Mountain Distillery and Nashville Food Writer
When three “Southern Foodies” get together in the kitchen to cook and shake up a few cocktails, you just knowRead more.
Traditional Italian Cooking with a Southern Accent! Black-eyed Pea Tortellini, Ham Hock Brodo & Collards Paired with an Italian wine
Give pasta and collards to this Italian girl from the south and this is what she makes! When OldRead more.
Enjoy Vibrant Spanish Paella with a Tennessee Twist and Pair with the Lush and Fruity Faustino Rivero from the Rioja
Traditional Spanish Paella is filled with bold flavors, vibrant colors and is one of the most famous dishes fromRead more.
Good Things Come in Small Buns at Nashville’s Local Gourmet Slider House!
The Slider House Rules the small sandwich world with big flavors and The Chef with the Smile! Hungry? “Jonesing” forRead more.
The Tipsy Tennessean: Nashville’s Cocktail Scene Pours Up Christmas in a Glass!
‘Tis the season to enjoy hand-crafted cocktails in Nashville with the flavors of the holidays! Nashville’s happening cocktail sceneRead more.
Celebrate July 4th with The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Wine 2010 Paired with Smoky Apple-Glazed BBQ Baby Back Ribs &
Enjoy this wine & BBQ Pairing for the 4th of July! The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend 2010 isRead more.
Sip into Spring with Mezzacorona Pinot Noir Paired with Pan Roasted Salmon and Warm Lentil Salad!
Spring time (for me) means warm days, cool breezy nights and simple yet elegant evening dinners to pair with theRead more.
Enjoy Wine and Chocolate Pairings for Valentine’s Day!
Looking for something special to pair up with the most romantic day of the year? SCROLL DOWN TO THE ENDRead more.
Enjoy MEZZACORONA MOSCATO 2010 with a Fall Salad of Fresh Figs,Toasted Hazelnut and Gorgonzola
You’ll FALL in love with this pairing! Warm and pleasant days and cool nights in The Texas Hill Country indicateRead more.
Dinner at the Ranch: Enjoy Chorizo-Stuffed Chicken Breast Paired with the Bold PRIMUS Red Chilean Blend 2009
Our days at The Ranch have been busy and sometimes hectic! As “they” say: “The work’s not done ’til theRead more.
Enjoy Mezzacorona Chardonnay with a Cool Mediterranean-Style Marinated Succulent Seafood Salad
With the first sip, you will discover this is no ordinary Chardonnay! What flavors come to mind when I sayRead more.
Mezzacorona Merlot and Marinated Steak Kebabs: A Perfect Pairing for a Summer Evening Dinner
Enjoy a glass of Merlot from the Italian Dolomites with dinner from the grill. A French grape with anRead more.
Celebrate with BBQ & WINE Pairings hosted by Chris Lilly and Heath Porter at the 2012 2nd Annual Atlanta Food
Sommelier Heath Porter and Pit Master Chris Lilly put their skills together and treat us to surprising and uncommon pairingsRead more.
My Weekly Wine Gem: Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio paired with Roasted Mediterranean Salmon with Saffron Orzo
Enjoy crisp and refreshing Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio with Roasted Mediterranean Salmon, a light summertime meal! Recently on a nightRead more.
Top Nashville Chefs Compete to Determine Nashville’s Premier Grill Master Presented by Kingsford Charcoal and Coca-Cola!
Grab a bag of Kingsford Charcoal,Choice Premium Steaks from Walmart and Fire Up the Grill! It’s GRILLING SEASON! Memorial DayRead more.
An Extraordinary Evening at MANGIA NASHVILLE with Lidia Bastianich and Friends!
EAT.DANCE.LAUGH.SING…REPEAT! You probably haven’t experienced anything like this if you haven’t spent an evening at MANGIA NASHVILLE! Nick Pellegrino andRead more.
Enjoy Indian-Spiced Grilled Lamb Paired with THE FEAST by Cultivate Wines:Trendy Gourmet Finger Food Pairing!
Get ready to fire up your grill for this irresistible pairing! Gorgeous racks of lamb are seasoned with a gloriousRead more.
TAZIKI’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE: Delectable Flavors of the Mediterranean in Green Hills
Another great choice for lunch and dinner is now open in The Bandywood Shopping Center behind Kroger’s in Green Hills.Read more.
“How do you CULTIVATE an Extraordinary Experience?”
cul·ti·vate (klt-vt) To promote the growth of; To nurture or foster; To seek the acquaintance, or goodwill of; make friendsRead more.
My Weekly Wine Gem: A Delightful White Blend from Chile ~ JUNTA ~ Viognier & Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2011
Urban Dictionary: gem www.urbandictionary.com A gem is something that is absolutely great! The Cooling Humboldt Current flows up from theRead more.
SAY CHEESE! Homemade Fromage Blanc Cheese PAIRED with a Sancerre from Loire Valley in France
“Wine and cheese are ageless companions” Last month,my wine and foodie group got together for a French-Themed Dinner. Let meRead more.
Wine with Lisa Hosts An Evening in Spain with Paella, Tapas and Spanish Wines
FOR A RECENT POST ABOUT PAELLA PARTIES with Lisa, Read more at Wine With Lisa! Wine with Lisa Hosts ARead more.
A Refreshing Twist on a Classic Favorite ~The French 75~ made with Riondo USA Prosecco Punto Rosso DOC Sparkling Wine
For when the wine is in, the wit is out. Thomas Becon (1512–1567) Bubbles.Bubbles.Bubbles. Of all the wines that IRead more.
Mardi Gras Time! Crawfish and Andouille-Stuffed Bread paired with Alexandria Nicole 2010 Washington State Rhone-Style White Wine Blend~2011 Winery of
Jambalaya,an a crawfish pie an a file gumbo,cause tonight I’m gonna see my ma cher amio Son of a gun,Read more.
Green Chile Burgers piled HIGH with Avocados & Sweet n’ Sour Onions paired with In Situ Carmenere from Chili
If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul.” Clifton Fadiman Game Day or ANYDAY-These burgers ROCK! WhileRead more.
PINK SPARKLING ITALIAN WINE for Your VALENTINE! Paired with Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Cacao Nibs and Pink Himalayan Salt
‘All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt…’ Lucy Van Pelt, Peanuts HowRead more.
Succulent Short Ribs Roasted with Pomegranate Molasses and Pears Poached in Riesling,Honey and Cardamom and a Perfect Chiroubles Beaujolais Wine
“The success of the dinner depends as much upon the company as the cook.”Read more.
Mussels,Clams and Shrimp in a Spicy Saffron and Fennel Broth and CLARIS PINOT GRIGIO ~Another PERFECT PAIRING! Brought to us
“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food!!” Weekend Cooking: Mussels,Shrimp,Clams,Calamari,Fennel and Saffron bathed in aRead more.
Greek Lamb Meatballs Stuffed with Feta,Kalamata Olives and Preserved Lemon Paired with LAMADRID RESERVA CABERNET FRANC
There is no love sincerer than the love of food and wine. ~George Bernard Shaw LAMADRID SINGLE VINEYARD RESERVA 2009Read more.
BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE! Warm Up with a Mexican Mocha with Olive & Sinclair Chocolate and Nespresso
“Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keepsRead more.
Exploring the Culinary Cuisine of Charleston, South Carolina DESSERT FIRST!
Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart. ~Erma Bombeck Lucky me!Read more.
Crushed Cauliflower with Noble Springs Dairy Goat Cheese,Roasted Garlic and Topped with Seasoned Parmesan Panko Bread Crumbs
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. —–Harriet Van Horne GoatRead more.
‘Tis the Season for Celebrating Friendship in Franklin,Tennessee
“Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.” – Jacques Delille French poet. Celebration of the Season~Tables lined with plattersRead more.
Old Fashioned Louisiana Style Bread Pudding with Vanilla Buttermilk Bourbon Sauce
Old Fashioned Warm Bread Pudding with Plump Raisins and Praline Pecans soaked in a Warm and Buttery Bourbon Sauce Mmmmmm….JustRead more.
Bite-sized Rosemary & Dried Cherry Biscuits with Brined and Smoked Duck Breasts with Black Garlic Aioli and Spicy Cherry Jam
November and December are the months of parties and if you have reached my blog,you are probably searching for aRead more.
Feast of the Seven Fishes: MANGIA NASHVILLE brings this Sicilian Christmas Eve Tradition to Franklin in TRUE Italian Style!
FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES MENU Get your Sicilian-ON at MANGIA NASHVILLE every Friday & Saturday night during the ChristmasRead more.
Meet me at ~1799 & VINE WINE BAR~ located in the new Whole Foods on McEwen in Franklin,TN!
GROCERY STORE WINE BAR IN TENNESSEE A WINE BAR in Whole Foods in Tennessee? Yes. Really. Believe it! 1799 &Read more.