All I can say is WOW!
|L-R Tia, Katie, Devin, Bryce|
They offered us so many wonderful items to sample...I don't even know where to begin!
Bryce created two fabulous treats to start us off...
|Panko Almond Shrimp|
Panko Almond Shrimp, above, served on a bed of Sweet Potato Rossini, Spicy Slaw, and drizzled with a Honey Gastrique. Bryce explained that gastrique is a stock or flavoring created when a sweet substance, in this case honey, is reduced with an acidic, such as vinegar.
|Chocolate Covered Orzo Risotto|
Whole Foods Market didn't stop surprising us with flavors there! Devin also made two great creations, Braised Pomegranate Short Ribs and Sweet Potatoes with Lime.
|Braised Pomegranate Short Ribs and Lime Sweet Potatoes|
Next Katie from Whole Foods Market prepared some sweet treats, Hail Merry Macaroons (gluten free, vegan, no refined sugars) Dark Chocolate covered Strawberries, Gillian's Chocolate Cake (wheat and gluten free).
|Gluten Free Macaroons, Dark Chocolate Strawberries, Gluten Free Chocolate Cake|
|All prices subject to dates, locations, and availabilty|
Folks, that creativity shows! They were all so patient with our questions and explained that Whole Foods Market often has demonstrators and specialists preparing samplings for their customers throughout the week in many stores. Don't be afraid to ask them questions, and learn some new cooking techniques! They love to be helpful!
And here's something special...that I can't wait to share!
Do you love chocolate? Whole Foods Markets in select areas will be holding
CHOCOLATE FEST 2013!
West Hartford February 7th (Thursday) from 5 to 7 pm
Glastonbury February 8th (Friday) from 4:30 to 6pm
Bishops Corner February 9th (Saturday) from 12 - 2pm
Visit a Whole Foods Market near you!
Additional photos of this event available: HERE
Disclaimer: I was invited to attend this Valentine's Blogging Event by Whole Foods Market. All opinions contained herein are my own. All prices and items shown are subject to change and may not be available or applicable in your area.