Run For The Roses ~ Chef M’s Birthday
Jul05

Run For The Roses ~ Chef M’s Birthday

This post is part of an influencer blogger program. I received no monetary compensation although meals were complementary. All comments and opinions are those of the author. For my friend Chef M aka Melissa Pelkay-Hass, The Front Porch Gourmet, this year the Run for the Roses (Kentucky Derby) was an extra special day. It was her birthday! and Melissa intended to celebrate in style (!) and invited friends to join her for not one but...

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Love Food Fashion A La chez Montier Style
Mar11

Love Food Fashion A La chez Montier Style

Love Food Fashion was the theme of an elegant Valentine’s Day pop-up dinner hosted by Atlanta catering and event decor company chez Montier, featuring the food of Chef Juan Montier. It was sponsored by Bloomingdales Lenox Square. There are many ways to celebrate love. In my opinion the very best is creating special memories that will last beyond the day into months and years. So when I was invited to attend this...

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Taco Cowboy ~ Chef Tom Catherall’s Back In Atlanta With Grit & Grace
Nov28

Taco Cowboy ~ Chef Tom Catherall’s Back In Atlanta With Grit & Grace

There’s a new Cowboy in the Virginia Highland neighborhood of Atlanta. Well…sort of kinda. Taco Cowboy is Chef Tom Catherall’s relaunch into the Atlanta restaurant world. Chef’s backstory as the owner of some of Atlanta’s most popular restaurants, e.g. Goldfish, AJA, Prime, Twist, Shout, Strip, Shucks, Smash and Noche, could very well have been a food reality TV show. Even Chef Cathrall’s newest...

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Twelve Eighty Ready For Fall Food Service
Nov14

Twelve Eighty Ready For Fall Food Service

Twelve Eighty is ready for Fall Food Service with a divalicious menu. One of the most appetizing (pun intended) aspects of dining at a restaurant with a farm-to-table focus is the change of seasonal food. The Twelve Eight restaurant makes it home in the middle of the Woodruff Art Center in Midtown Atlanta. Recently a few Atlanta food bloggers were invited to a special tasting of the restaurant’s Fall menu offerings. Diva Foodies...

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Whiskey Tasting at Bellina Alimentari
Oct03

Whiskey Tasting at Bellina Alimentari

Walk into Bellina Alimentari and you quickly get why its motto is La Vita è Bontà” or “food as a way of life.” Even strolling through Atlanta’s Ponce City Market the street or mall view into Bellina Alimentari is a feast of prepared foods, cheeses and imported food items like olive oil and pasta. However, initial looks can be deceiving. Behind the fabulous food counter is a restaurant+bar+cooking school. Really! But I was not at...

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Food Blogger Tasting ~ Chef Melissa Pelkey-Haas Introduces Topper’s Rhum
Jul21

Food Blogger Tasting ~ Chef Melissa Pelkey-Haas Introduces Topper’s Rhum

Diva Foodies was invited to a divalicious and fun tasting… Island Style!  “Chef M” aka Melissa Pelkey-Hass’ menu featured original recipes which included Topper’s Rhums as the star ingredient. Topper’s Rhum is an award winning rum (or using the French spelling Rhum!) from St. Martaan. Inspired by the creativity of the tasting, I’m taking this post up a notch with interview questions sprinkled...

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