Hello, friends…Here’s this week’s Sunday Seven in wine, food, lifestyle, design and travel!
Glamping – the same get-away-from-it-all feel, only with comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, heating, lighting and even antique furniture and local art, not to mention gourmet meals and fine wines. Linked are 12 of the best glamping experiences, combining creature comforts with incredible locations and unforgettable adventures. Pictured is the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in British Columbia, which looks like a dream.
Chef Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly from Montreal’s Marconi restaurant shares with us his recipe for simple seared scallops, one of my very favorite dishes (and this is a gorgeous plating!) His secret ingredient is lardo. Sliced paper-thin, the lardo melts slightly upon contact with the warm scallops to add a salty, meaty touch balancing the sweetness of the peas and scallops. I can’t wait to try this one.
Ever wanted to see how the royals garden? The gardens at the private home of Charles, the Prince of Wales, are typically open for group tours on select dates between April and October of each year. But now, in honor of National Gardening Week, Google Arts and Culture has launched an extensive virtual tour of the Highgrove House property. Video link here!
This link talks about beer + cheese pairings. I took a beer + cheese class when I lived in LA, and loved the concept. The fat in cheeses pairs well with the light, bubbly tone in beers. While this article is also trying to sell beer over wine as a better pair with cheese, I’m not buying in on that – wine and cheese can do no wrong in my eyes! But I do love the suggestions of the tried and true beer + cheese combinations to try here.
I love to cook a big Mother’s Day brunch! I think a few great plates and a pitcher of mimosas are the perfect way to celebrate a lovely Spring day! I really enjoyed a lot of the recipes in this link – the breakfast bagel bake is pictured and a must-try, but there’s something for every Mom in here.
Paris is one of the best places to visit in May, while it’s relatively crowd-free, and don’t I wish I was going there in May?! May in general is shoulder season in many locations, making it a great month to travel. From Paris to Madrid to Minneapolis, this link offers some great suggestions for the ultimate May trip!
I am a HUGE FAN of a coastal whites. White wines from vineyards close to the ocean have a hint of seaside freshness to them – a refreshing acidity, an oyster minerality, and a hint of salty sea spray. To find coastal whites, look to the coast of many wine regions like Tuscany, Chile, Portugal or Provence. This link recommends a few bottles which will pair perfectly with the in-season vegetables and foods of spring.
Happy Sunday to everyone!!