Two quick exciting announcements.
1.) I found out today that I got selected to be an Official POM Party Host! You can check out details here, but basically Foodbuzz sent an email about applying to be a party host a few weeks ago and I sent in some ideas about courses with pomegranates, and they notified me today that I got selected! This means that they will send me two packages of pomegranates, gift bags for party attendees, and some other cool POM Swag which I will obviously share with you all as soon as I get it! I’ll be hosting a dinner party during the week of November 8-14, and get to showcase pomegranates and be eligible for some incredible prizes if they pick my party as one of the top ones!
2.) I also found out today that I get to cover an event tonight on behalf of Foodbuzz! It’s the Signature Chefs Auction of DC and it’s actually tonight! Ahh! I am excited because the event supports the March of Dimes, which is a cause near and dear to my heart since they do a ton of preemie research and my two nephews were born 17 weeks premature. The event will feature 20 of the top DC area chefs with tastings, as well as both a silent and live auction. It should be fun!
Exciting happenings in the blogworld for me today! 🙂
Just a quick lunch post because I gotta get cracking on plans for the event tonight and wrap up with work!
Wil went fishing yesterday on a chartered boat off of Maryland and caught two large rockfish. The company that charters the boats actually filets the fish for you once you get on shore, so he came home with a HUGE back of fresh as could be fish that he caught himself yesterday! He made us an awesome dinner last night of grilled fish with white rice, veggies, and an incredible sauce.
Sometimes simple is best when the ingredients are as fresh as this. The sauce had red chili paste, oil, shallots, garlic, salt, pepper, and some citrus. It was seriously out of this world and the fish was so melt-in-your-mouth fresh that I did NOT want the plate to end. But, end it did.
Luckily there were extras for lunch today! What better way to use leftovers then to throw them all on top of greens and call it a salad?
Putting rice in your salad is actually awesome if you’ve never tried it. I also used the rest of the tomato from yesterday’s veggie sammie, and then poured some of that incredible sauce as dressing over the whole plate. It was SO good but obviously I can’t take too much credit for the dish since all I did was eat it and support the chef in his efforts. 😉
Have you ever been to a tasting event like what I’m attending tonight? I never have and cannot WAIT!
Do you have any cool suggestions for cooking or DECORATING with pomegranates?