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Win TWO Tickets to the FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL at Carrabba’s Italian Grill on Saturday, April 1st in Nashville,TN

Post your wackiest or unconventional Wine Pairing and enter for a chance to win!

(photo courtesy of Carrabba’s Italian Grill)

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST:

POST YOUR PHOTO on INSTAGRAM AND/OR TWITTER tagging @winewithlisa and @carrabbas, #wackywinepairing by Thursday, March 30th at 9pm Central. Check out MY wacky wine pairing on both!

Remember to TAG: @winewithlisa   @Carrabas  #wackywinepairing

Event Details:
Carrabba’s invites you to sip, savor and celebrate Spring at Carrabba’s Food & Wine Festival. Join us for endless tastes of over 40 wines paired with Chef-selected appetizers and small plates. Spanning Carrabba’s patio and bar, the festival also will feature a Prosecco fountain and Bellini Bar, along with a host of giveaways and prizes, including a chance to win a Vespa scooter.

When:
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Noon – 5 p.m.

Where:
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
2101 Greenhills Village Drive
Nashville, TN 37215

Cost:
Advance Purchase: $30 per person
At the Door: $45 per person

To Purchase Tickets / For More Information:
To purchase tickets online, visit www.carrabbas.com/festival. For more information, please call the restaurant at (615) 463-3000.

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03 2017

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 Party Fowl available Saturday and Sunday, 10a-2p

Not so long ago, we (locals) could only dream of legit brunches to spend our hard-earned leisurely Saturday’s and Sunday’s buttering our biscuits with friends. And, NOW, we have another option that will just keep you coming back for more. Party Fowl is a labor of love, passion, perseverance that was born from a chance comment (Party Fowl!)  by Austin’s father, which changed his life. Ask Austin, he’ll tell you the story!  Austin Smith, one of  the owners and founders of Party Fowl, has given us another way to immerse ourselves into the impressive Nashville culinary scene. Party Fowl represents the cool, hip culinary scene of Nashville balanced with a touch of twang. Have I mentioned the food? Well, let me tell you the crispy, savory hot chicken IS legit and will keep your fingers red-tinged and just enough heat to enjoy a great selection of local beer or cocktails available.

And, it makes brunch just that much better!

Check out the Brunch Menu. For the brave of heart, or, just really having righteous hunger pains, you can sip and plow your way through to the Brunch Bloody Mary by chowing down on the BRUNCH FOR TWO ($50).                        (Photos above)

It’s a 55oz Bloody Mary (Whoa!) topped with two whole fried Cornish Game Hens, two whole scotch eggs, eight fried okra, and 1/2 avocado. We experienced it through someone else’s eyes. What a culinary and visual treat to behold!

*******Limited quantities on Saturday and Sunday so order ahead******** I dare you!

Well, we decided that we will have to come back of the massive Bloody Mary feast on another weekend so we could enjoy several of the brunch items that we sampled at a Nashville Food Blogger’s media event the week before.

The bacon-infused vodka Bloody Mary’s hit the spot that began our brunch. I hear that the chef is currently  working on a “bacon surprise” addition to these already awesome Sunday morning cocktails. So, watch for an update at @winewithlisa Instagram.

I recommend getting different brunch entrees so you can “mix and match” with your friends. You WILL want to sample all. It is everything it says it is and more. The bourbon sauce is addictive!  The HOT CHICKEN & STUFFED FRENCH TOAST is a thick cut, house-made cinnamon brioche stuffed with apples and bourbon cream cheese, dipped in orange custard, skillet fried, and served with hot chicken and you can choose what heat level you want: southern fried, mild, medium, Nashville Hot or Poultrygeist. Medium was just the perfect level. Tongue-tingling but not too hot; just right.

This was awesome! the LOADED HOT CHICKEN BISCUIT starts out with scratch-made, open-faced buttermilk biscuits topped with hot chicken  sawmill gravy, two eggs prepared your way, and lyonnaise potatoes. Their house-made jalapeño strawberry jam was the perfect sweet|salty|spicy accompaniment to the warm biscuits.

Underneath the perfectly cooked eggs is the CHICKEN HASH WITH FRIED EGG: Diced sweet potato, diced vidalia onion, and pulled smoked chicken sautéed in garlic, green onion butter, topped with smoked gouda, and finished off with two sunny side-up eggs. Maybe just a bit lighter than the other entrees but just as tasty and satisfying.

No really, I am just holding this for someone else………

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01 2017

MY PAELLA TRAVELS aka Lisa Mays Creates a Unique Culinary Experience with Customized Spanish Paellas that are Edible Works of Art!

Edible Art for the eyes and your palate.

This is my Happy Place!

 

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Do you love paella as much as I do?

For over 25 years, I have been cooking and working on creating the very best paella experience to cook for friends and family. Though out these years, I have experimented with ingredients that would create the most authentic paella available to the Nashville area and ….NOW I can say that My Paella Travels will bring to you the most authentic paella experience available from Texas to Tennessee and every state in between.

My paellas are customized for you while maintaining authenticity and quality. I use only the freshest ingredients available.

Oh! Did I mention that my paellas are Nashville-inspired?  

I use fresh local sausages made for my paellas as well as fresh southern shrimp, clams, mussels and local Tennessee pork?

Not a seafood fan?

That’s okay, too! My Paella Travels will customize a paella to your palate.

Up to 60 guests…My Customized Paella Experiences will Travel to You!

 

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10 2016