During the week I (along with 4 other bloggers) had the privilege of enjoying a wonderful dinner with Chef Lou Bivona, co-founder (along with John Walsh) of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.   We had dinner at Ponte's Restaurant in New York and were able to savor the wonderful flavors of the TavernDirect balsamic vinegars and olive oil (Chef Lou is the Managing Partner).

Autumn Fig Balsamic Vinegar

The salad above had been tossed in the Autumn Fig balsamic vinegar.  It was delicious.  I added a little of the Blackberry Ginger on the side too.  Oh. My. Word.  I highly recommend it.  It was my absolute favorite and will become a staple in my kitchen

Summer Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar

And this yummy dessert had the Summer Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar drizzled around it.  Balsamic Vinegar on dessert.  Something I had never even thought to try, but so, so good.

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Victoria August 8, 2010 - 10:06 pm

hi Tonya!

I’m actually an intern for TavernDirect – I was at one of the dinners this weekend, but it must have been a different day then yours. Just wanted to say that I’m glad you liked everything, and that I’m really glad I found your blog! Food, crafts and parties are among my favorite things as well! hahah. I’ll definitely be checking out your stuff though (p.s. your stitched buttons on the side are absolutely adorable!)

Thais August 9, 2010 - 10:38 am

Hi Tonya!
I met you last week at Etsy and I just wanna say how wonderful your blog is. I wanna eat all these yummy looking cupcakes!!!

Amazing work! Stay in touch!

Tonya Staab August 14, 2010 - 12:42 pm

I was at the Wednesday night dinner, I’m sorry I missed you. The TavernDirect products really are fabulous, in fact I’m just placing an order right now for that delicious Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar.

Tonya Staab August 14, 2010 - 12:42 pm

It was so wonderful meeting everybody at the Etsy session. Thank you so much for the kind words and stopping by to visit my blog 🙂

Gift Basket November 2, 2011 - 8:30 am

I don’t know if I could eat it. The plating is wonderful. It looks amazing.


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