Category Archives: dining

Canada’s Getting Sexy: Share Your Passion

Sexy pasta commercial from Canada, “Olivieri”, in which a hot couple spill food on each other’s clothes as an excuse to strip. Who’d thought Canada can spice it up for food? This is like the hot sauce over pasta!

P.S. They have this song written specifically just for this commercial

sexy pasta commercial canada strip

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New & Famous: Chocolate-Bacon

chocolate bacon

Ok, I’ve got a sweet tooth so I adore chocolates. I also enjoy a juicy bacon once in a while, but chocolate covered bacon? I’m not so sure. candy shop in Santa Cruz called Marini’s is selling chocolate covered bacon. Now I’m confused.

Apparently it is selling pretty well, according to the phone interview with them by SLOG.

Too far away from Santa Cruz but dying for some chocolate covered bacon? Hold no more! Here’s the recipe.

Real-life Spiderman coming to HK

alain robert

Alain Robert, a.k.a. the real-life Spiderman who’s famous for climbing skyscrapers is coming to Hong Kong for a talk. But we all know what’s his real agenda is, to climb the skyscrapers of Hong Kong (DUH!). For those who don’t know, I’ve posted a shot of some of the skyscrapers of Hong Kong below.

Anyway, here’s the info:

Monday 14th April – special dinner with Alain Robert, the real-life Spiderman – $400 including 3 course dinner, glass of wine and coffee/tea with talk and presentation by Alain at Soho Soho Restaurant & Bar.

Inquiries: 2850-5065 or visit www.asia-city.com/events

skyscapers hong kong night lights harbour victoria

Tuna makes you happy

So maybe next time when you’re depressed, go to a nearby deli instead of a bar and yell “I HAD A BAD DAY, NOW GIMME A TUNA SANDWICH!”

Serotonin, the “happy” chemical can also be found in bananas, turkey and cottage cheese. Hmmm, maybe getting high isn’t so bad after all. I can almost hear school boys say “Hey, wanna get high on tuna and bananas?”

For more on how the serotonin actually works with our brain, go here

Something nice and sparkling but not champagne?

Okay, so you want to organize a cocktail party and you need to prepare food and wine. If it’s a celebratory occasion, you would probably want some champagne. The truth is, we want to have a few extra bottles just in case some of your friends decided to bring a date or a plus one. Of course we don’t want to treat our guests with cheap champagne, but we certainly don’t want to cry over our bills when we make our purchase. So what do we do? Here’s a suggestion, sparkling wine- Prosecco

Prosecco is a sparkling wine made of a variety of white grapes grown in the Veneto region of Italy. Traditionally Prosecco was made as a soft, somewhat sweet wine with just a little fizz, but today’s Proseccos are dry and very bubbly. It can replace champagne in some cocktails such as Mimosa if you like. (Which I suggest if you’re making Mimosa, better than using cheap champagne) Like other sparkling wine, it is served chilled.

It generally goes best with seafood, especially calamari and carbmeat. But as most champagne and sparkling wine do, it pairs nicely with everything even the heaviest pastas. If you wish, you may also use it as an ingredient of an Italian mixed drink Sgroppino (with vodka and lemon sorbet).

So next time you want champagne for an occasion but wish for less pricey alternatives, try Prosecco. Note- Italian wines are so chatty!

 

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