CategoryFood

Festive Holiday Desserts

December 18, 2012

Thanks to the world of food blogs and Pinterest, it isn’t too hard to find creative and beautiful confections conducive to jolly holiday parties. I’ve collected my favorites below: Snowflake Cupcakes Make your traditional chocolate and white frosting dessert wintery using this simple recipe. Sprinkles and patience are all you need! Peppermint Cake Pops The…

2013 Culinary Trends

December 5, 2012

Yesterday the National Restaurant Association released their “What’s Hot in 2013” culinary forecast for trends in the restaurant industry. Findings included: Locally grown produce and locally sourced meat and seafood will be ongoing hot items on menus. In addition to this, hyper-local sourcing (restaurants with their own gardens) was also high on the list. Food…

An afternoon with Fabrizia Lanza

November 29, 2012

Talented Sicilian chef Fabrizia Lanza set up shop in the Wine & Spirits Pavilion where she cooked up a delicious contemporary Sicilian meal for an already captivated audience. Today’s event was a preview of what is to come tomorrow night at Fairplex’s traditional Table to Farm dinner. Charming, sassy and an excellent multi-tasker (as all…

The art of wining and dining

November 29, 2012

Contrary to what commercials would have you believe, beer isn’t the alcohol that brings people together. In my opinion it’s wine. Fancy dinner? Wine. Date night? Wine. Girls night in? Wine. Pizza and football? Wine. Okay, maybe that last one is just me. The point is… wine is perfect for most occasions. In the words…

Thanksgiving has ended, but the feast has just begun!

November 28, 2012

Our annual Table to Farm Dinner is this weekend and preparations are almost completed. We are excited to welcome guest chef Fabrizia Lanza to Fairplex. Fabrizia is a professional chef at the world-famous Anna Tasca-Lanza cooking school in Sicily, Italy. The evening includes cocktail hour meet & greet with Ms. Lanza, a family-style dinner celebrating…

Urban Farming

October 23, 2012

Sheraton Fairplex is home to McKinley’s Grille, a restaurant specializing in “farm-fresh cuisine” grown at our on-site urban farm. Berries, apples, grapes, herbs, leafy greens, peppers, broccoli, squash and a number of other fruit, vegetables and herbs are grown throughout the year. Fairplex isn’t the only event center moving towards the locally grown as a…