CATEGORY: Food & Drinks for Gatherings

Fall Into Flavor
Fall into Flavor: Why You Must Order a Winter in Monaco at This Camp Inspired Restaurant
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Campfire Restaurant

2725 State Street, Carlsbad, CA, United States

Attention: It’s currently fall. And with that comes lots of fun things like pumpkins, spices and lattes… oh wait. Don’t think about saying the words ‘pumpkin spice’ and ‘Campfire’ in the same sentence (even though this is a delightful duo in any other context). We’re talking about fall’s influence on Campfire, the restaurant, for the second installation of Fall Into Flavor. Catch up with part one here.

Proudly proclaiming a market-driven food and cocktail menu, owner John Resnick is sharing how autumn’s changing of the leaves inspired the most recent menu. Resnick, Chef Andrew Bachelier and the team are influenced by what’s fresh and local, to the day. Giving careful consideration to the proportions of the menu (the food menu is equally appointed with meat, seafood and produce), the revolving door of Campfire’s menu ensures each visit is totally new, seasonal and as delicious as ever.

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CAMPFIRE + GATHERING

Campfires are known as a way for people to gather, chat and tell stories. How did you translate the idea of a campfire setting to a space meant for gatherings?
Campfire Owner, John Resnick: Yes! It is all about people coming together and talking to each other. For us, that means creating a space that encourages and helps foster that idea and behavior. We’ve tried to cultivate a space that encourages people to focus on each other, to talk to each other. Everything else in the space – the lack of TV’s, the delicious and memorable booze and food, the warm and authentic hospitality, the music and lighting – literally every detail of the space is aimed at getting people to feel good about being here, to enjoy spending time here with friends and loved ones, to enjoy telling stories here and hopefully, to creating some new ones.

 

 

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Gathering How To
You’ll Want to Take This Cocktail on Every Autumn Outing This Season
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The Pearl Hotel

1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA, United States

 

The beginning of fall is often welcomed by all things pumpkin overwhelming every grocery store shelf, coffee shop and recipe. You may be thinking, “I am SO over pumpkin well… everything.” Don’t fret, for we have a fresh fall recipe full of pumpkin like you’ve never tasted before. It’s the perfect make-ahead drink to take along to your fall picnics, backyard gatherings and seasonal parties that will have all who try it passionate for pumpkin.

The libation crafters at Barçon Cocktail Co. are sharing their impossibly tasty recipe for The Indian Summer drink. It’s sweet yet tart with notes of spice and fruit so, if you like flavors of lemon, cinnamon or pumpkin, this is the drink for you. If a smoky flavor profile is more your thing, check out another one of our favorites, The Great Smoky Cocktail, here.

 


 

INDIAN SUMMER

Say hello to this transitional summer to fall cocktail. With a hint of lemon and and notes of pumpkin pie, this is sure to be everyone's drink of choice for autumn outings. 

 

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You've Never Seen a Cocktail Prepared Like This Before
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The Pearl Hotel

1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA, United States

 

Alas, the season of apple picking, leaves changing and the infamous pumpkin spice... well everything, is finally here! If you're already ready to binge watch all of the Harry Potter and Halloweentown movies, then we have something for you to sip on to keep you warm during your movie marathons.

The summer-to-fall inspiration continues with a very smoky cocktail created by the libation scientists at Barçon Cocktail Co. Celebrate the beginning of a new season with this autumn inspired adult beverage that’s sure to bring on all the seasonal feels sans the PSL.

 

 


The Harvest Wood Cocktail​

This cocktail is the true essence of fall, wonderfully smooth and warms the heart, and stomach.

 

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Explore Denver
The Food Tourist's Guide to Denver in 24 Hours
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Denver is known as one of the top up-and-coming cities when it comes to the cuisine scene. From the not-so-secret abundance of high quality breweries to the array of design-focused eateries to the latest chef-driven concepts, the Mile High City provides a world of possibilities for the food tourist inside of you. 

So what happens when our Art Director ventures to Denver, Colorado for a quick 24 hour trip? The challenge was on to eat and drink her way through the city. Keep scrolling for the full report. 

 

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Transitional Gathering Dish
How to Build the Perfect Charcuterie Board
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The Pearl Hotel

1410 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA, United States

 

Remember when we scouted the top three party trends of Summer? Now, the Summer-to-Fall trend forecasting continues with this iconic transitional plate perfect for warm or cool weather. One can simply never go wrong with this charcuterie board how-to.

That’s right. Switch things up at your next get-together with a build-your-own charcuterie board. Toppings and decor? Take it from the experts at MIHO Catering Co. and Hostess Haven serving up tips, tricks and inside look at what’s trending in the world of event decor.

 

 


INDIVIDUAL CHEESEBOARDS

To make your gathering even more fun, hand out wooden slabs to each person so they can build their own board!

Tip: Choose whole chunks of cheese and fun seasonal fruits (fresh + dried) like persimmons or stone fruit paired with nuts and lavender honey! You could even use these to incorporate other colors onto your tabletop display.

- Hostess Haven Founder, Farra Miron

 

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