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Friday, February 27, 2009

Food News: Feb. 27

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM

* Pewter Rose Bistro, 1820 South Blvd., turns 21 years old on March 8. In honor of that event, the eatery will host an official birthday party at 7 p.m. with complimentary hors d'oeuvres at the bar along with drink specials and live music. Also offered is a $21 prix fixe menu from March 8 through 21 that will include a choice of soup or salad, an entree (beef stroganoff, chicken marsala or scallop stuffed flounder) and a choice of a glass of wine from the cruvinet or a dessert. 704-332-8149 or www.pewterrose.com.

* Rooster's Wine Bar, 6601 Morrison Blvd., is hosting a wine dinner with winemaker Guillaume Gonnet, featuring Robert Kacher's wines, on Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. The cost is $75 (includes tax and gratuity). On the menu are cured foie gras, frisee, and brioche with Font de Michelle Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2007; sea scallops, sweetbreads, oxtail ravioli, and celeriac puree with Font du Vent Cotes du Rhone Villages "Notre Passion" 2005; rabbit loin with parsley mousse and Font de Michelle Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2005; and smoked palmetto squab and truffled foie gras stuffed squab leg with Font de Michelle Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge "Cuvee Etienne Gonnet" 2005. 704-366-8688.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day desserts

Posted By on Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 2:13 PM

When we asked our Lust Listers what foods they associate with feeling sexy, most listed chocolate, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and whipped cream. Typical!

With Valentine's Day around the corner, here are a few recipes for V-day desserts that are a little less cliche:

Too cute Red Velvet Cupcakes. You get festive holiday colors and just a tad of chocolate from the cocoa in the recipe.

Mangoes and cream ice cream. Sensual and exotic mangoes and lush cream come together for this indulgent dessert.

Conversation heart sugar cookies. Personalize cookies with your own cute Valentine messages.

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