Last month my dear, daring friend Candace and I trekked off to China. It was a crazy, chaotic demanding trip that delighted tastebuds and inspired with amazing views.
The past few weeks have been hectic (read: the past few months have been hectic) and I've been remiss in sharing a few nuggets I learned in the Orient. I'll put pen to paper and share some stories soon, but in the meantime you can scan through my Flickr album to soak up a few sights yourself.
But I digress.
Travel is the best way to really indulge your culinary whimsy. It's true - croissants in Paris are a wee bit better than the versions we have Stateside. The curries of India carry a bit more zip and zing.
But you can't help but celebrate those chefs who inspire with flavors from far away.
The annual Taste of the World event takes over Newport Aquarium once again this Saturday night (7:30 to 11 pm). An annual fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, this fete ranks in my personal Top 10 of yearly social events in Greater Cincinnati.
The event features the world's best winemakers, distillers and brewmasters, paired with top notch local chefs who serve dinner by-the-bite.
Guests nibble delicious food-and-drink pairings while mingling amidst the ocean's fiercest predators.
This year, the $125 ticket price includes access to the Top Shelf area, a VIP-style space with premium bar service and sweeping views of Cincinnati.
I'm told tickets are selling swiftly, so make haste and purchase yours soon!
Or, if you'd like to try your luck, I'm giving away a pair to Saturday's event.
Each of the following is worth one entry. Tickets will be given away Friday around lunchtime.
- Tweet "I want to go to #TasteoftheWorld with @Kate_the_Great this Saturday night! http://bitly.com/TastewithKate"
- Facebook: "I want to go to #TasteoftheWorld with #Kate_the_Great this Saturday night! http://bitly.com/TastewithKate"
- Leave a comment below describing your favorite international delicacy
The Fine PrintAll entrants must be residents of the United States and 21 years of age or older to enter. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law. You must enter by Friday, October 24 12 noon. EST. Entries must be posted following only the directions above. Your odds of winning are based on the number of entries. By entering, you provide me with the right to use your name in publicity materials and to use your email address to contact you, and to provide your name and address to my sponsors. I am not responsible for emails that bounce or lost mail. I reserve the right to disqualify any entry that contains defamatory or obscene language or otherwise does not abide by the rules. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, I will pick another winner until one responds.
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