Inspiration From the Hundred Foot Journey – Le Cordon Bleu Reception

Inspiration From the Hundred Foot Journey

By Erin

*I attended as a guest of Disney, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.* =)

Before the movie came out in theaters, I was spoiled by attending a special casual and intimate dinner reception inspired by The Hundred Foot Journey at the world famous Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Los Angels, California. Being the foodie that I am, this was pure heaven. To be able to see the movie, then get to live it and taste some of the delicious food actually SEEN in the movie. OMG.  Pure Heaven. ;)

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It was a feast for the senses, being able to dine on the dishes inspired by The Hundred Foot Journey. Seeing, tasting, and smelling some of the tantalizing dishes that culinary genius Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) cooked up was a real treat. In the film, Hassan and his family are displaced from their native India, who end up settling in the charming and quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. After opening an Indian restaurant called Maison Mumbai which happens to be 100 feet away from the famous Le Saule Pleureur’s  Michelin-starred eatery, a full-on heated battle between the two establishments ensues. Luckily, Madame Mallory recognizes her rival’s (Hassan Kadam) undeniable talent as a chef. What happens next with this rivalry? Who ends up out on top? You haven’t seen the movie yet? Why not? This weekend is the perfect chance to make things right then and go find out! ;)

Appetizers

Our journey at Le Cordon Bleu started with a pleasant arrangement of scrumptious appetizers. This included: Tandoori Chicken Skewers, Petit Quiche Loraine, and a beautiful assortment of assorted Charcuterie and Cheese platter with Curried mustard & Major Grey Chutney. I couldn’t get enough of the Tandoori Chicken skewers and the cheese. It was a great way to start out a new “Food is Memories” moment. ;)

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Our next stop on our food journey was sampling the entree choices. On the menu was Beef Bourguinon a La Hassan, Chicken Tikka Massala with Saffron Rice and asparagus. Yum! Look at that asparagus! So fresh and tasty, not limp at all! I love my veggies, so I had my fill of asparagus here.

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5 Hour Energy Shot “Yummification” Contest & Giveaway!

5 Hour Energy Shot  “Yummification” Contest & Giveaway!

By Erin

*The 5-hour ENERGY® samples, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by the makers of 5-hour ENERGY® all thoughts and opinions remain my own. :)

Do you ever find yourself needing a little boost to get through the day? Well then 5-hour ENERGY® shots are the perfect way for you to get that energized feeling! Every now and then I may use one of these to give me that little extra burst of energy I need so that I can finish up writing some blog posts or if I have a lot of errands to run and things to finish up with around the house.  With these hot summer months upon us, it’s also important to have a refreshing drink to cool down with, so why not have the best of both worlds? The makers of 5-hour ENERGY® know the flavors can be strong, so they are encouraging people to mix a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with an everyday beverage to create a yummy, enjoyable drink.

5 Hour Energy Shots

You can create your own combination for a chance to win a share of $100,000 by entering the 5-hour ENERGY® “Yummification” video contest!

I’d love for you to take a shot at creating your own 5-hour ENERGY® combination, it would be awesome if one of my readers won a part of this!

Information about the “Yummification” Contest:
The makers of 5-hour ENERGY® announced the launch of the “Yummification” video contest, where entrants can win a share of $100,000 for creating a video of their favorite way to mix a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with an everyday beverage. The contest will be judged on the creativity of the video and the taste of the creation.

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The Hundred Foot Journey is Here! #100FootJourney

The Hundred Foot Journey

By Erin

Food! Who doesn’t love food and a good meal? Starting today you are in for a taste of something extraordinary. In DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” the journey begins with the opening of a new Indian restaurant in the south of France, next to a famous Michelin starred eatery. An all-out war pretty much breaks out between the two eateries trying to out do one another and sabotaging the other. Le Saule Pleureur’s Madame Mallory can’t deny any longer her rival’s culinary gift as a chef. If there is one thing I could recommend to you, it would be to have lunch or dinner before you make your way over to the theater. You don’t want to see this one on an empty stomach! All the delicious food shown in this film is bound to make your stomach growl and you will be starving for some of the dishes shown before the end credits roll.  “The Hundred-Foot Journey” was adapted from the best-selling novel by Richard C.Morais. Directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat).  Dame Helen Miren was perfectly cast as Le Saule Pleureur’s  chilly chef proprietress, Madame Mallory. The clasically trained french chef is feeling the heat from the opening of an Indian restaurant 100 feet across the street from her Michelin-starred palace and she is feeling quite threatened. Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) a culinary ingénue and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri) move to a small village in the South of France known as Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val.

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Two cultures collide and the outraged Madame Mallory is on a mission to have the newcomers shut down at any cost, causing utter chaos between the two restaurants and almost shutting one of them down for good.  The passion and talent Hassan has for French cuisine can’t be denied any longer by the Madame Mallory. A magical friendship unfolds between her sous chef Marguerite (Charlotte Lebon) and Hassan; a love story ensues that molds the two cultures together and they soon discover a recipe for success that will surprise everyone. The film is Rated PG, and was produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. Spielberg states, “We had a chance to put our creative energies together in a very compatible way to tell this story about compatibility amongst people you never imagined could be compatible.” It is a great film, so bring your favorite foodie along with you for the ride. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will probably leave hungry for more.

The Hundred-Foot Journey Oprah & HelenOprah Winfrey & Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren

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