This post is the first of its kind at MMTM headquarters. We want to venture outside our comfort zone of restaurant reviews and attempt a home cooked meal and the importance of the right wine to accompany said meal. Remember that time we introduced you to Tatiana Nessier, brand ambassador for Alamos Wines? We were smitten with Tatiana and intrigued by the Alamos wine portfolio, so a few weeks ago, I decided to have Mitch over for a quaint BBQ at my house while my Chilean husband grilled away to pair a perfect meal. My job was infinitely easier: ensure that all guests had their glasses fully quipped with Alamos Malbec, and make a decent attempt at playing the hostess with the mostess.
Do you guys remember that question we ask chefs in our Chef’s Corner series, “If you can eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?” My answer is simple. Bread. I would eat bread for breakfast, lunch and dinner, unapologetically. In fact, this might be the first time I openly admit it, but sometimes at restaurants I get more excited about the bread basket than the actual meal itself. My name is Melanie and I am addicted to bread.
Food can bring some of life’s great pleasures. For us, it provides a reason to gather with family and friends, allows us to explore cultures and flavors different from ours, and serves as a creative outlet from the doldrums of daily life. That said, food is not always our friend. We’ve all heard the famous saying, “You are what you eat” and, in a perfect world, we could eat whatever we want, whenever we want. Unfortunately, in today’s day and age of processed foods, dietary restrictions, and a seemingly endless list of potential allergies, that’s just not the case.
If you’re like us, planning a vacation is usually based on two important factors: where to eat and where to sleep. Once these bookends are established, the rest of the itinerary somehow seems to fall into place. So, when we were asked by Yonderbound, a new travel planning and booking tool, to take a look at their website we thought it was a great opportunity to try and bring together our love of food and travel.