Saturday, February 19, 2011

Afternoon Martini

Yesterday after a long day here at the inn I also had to go to the doctor for my annual physical.
Not one of my favorite pastimes. Afterwards, I had to to the pharmacy for a new prescription. There I stood in line for about 30 minutes only to find I had to wait an additional hour before it would be filled. Not really wanting to walk all the way back home and back again, I decided to treat myself to a glass of wine while I waited. I walked down the street a little ways and ran into Jen's and Friends, a nice little local bar that specializes in Martini's and advertises 100 Martini's and 100 beers. I didn't count to be sure but I think it is close. After perusing the menu, I quickly changed my mind and decided to ditch the wine and have a Martini. Now came the hard part, which on to choose. With names like White Elephant, Scooby Snack, Blueberry Cobbler, Snickers, Reece's, what is a girl to do? Then I saw it, the Savannah Bee Honey Vanilla Martini. Being a big fan of our local Savannah Bee Honey, I had to try this one. One word, "Yummy!" This drink lived up to its name and did not disappoint. I may have found my new favorite martini. What a great way to end a not so nice day. Oh, did I mention, I was there for an hour so I did have to have a second. Whoops! Next time you're in downtown Savannah stop by Jen's and Friends and give this one a try.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!

Chocolate Temptations! The name alone was enough to get my attention. Anyone who has stayed with us here at the Zeigler House Inn in Savannah, GA. knows I love chocolate. It's everywhere! Yesterday along with my fellow innkeepers, Diane and Teresa, I attended the 700 Kitchen Cooking School for the first time. Under the direction of Chef Darin Sehnert we made 4 scrumptious chocolate desserts and learned some of the finer points about chocolate.
The desserts were Chocolate-Almond Truffles, Chocolate Fig Bundles, Chocolate Tortes Dressed in Berries and my personal favorite, Chocolate Pots de Creme. Yummy! I have always loved this particular recipe but hadn't make it in a long time. What was I thinking? Wow, I can't wait to make it again. Guess what's for dessert tonight?
Next time you're making plans for your Savannah getaway, you might consider spending a little time with Chef Darin at his wonderful cooking school. If you'd like to learn more about Chef Darin and the cooking school check out his website at www.chefdarin.com . I think you'd really enjoy the experience.
Now, I'm off to the store to buy chocolate!