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Social, Crown Royal & New Favorite Recipes

Posted Jan 30 2013 9:10pm

Happy Wednesday! We’re halfway there. Tonight, I attended a special media event in Charleston at Social Restaurant + Wine Bar (disclaimer: I attended this event for free).

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I was excited for the event for three reasons, 1. I really enjoy meeting other Charleston bloggers/media,  2. I had never been to Social before, and 3. the event was being thrown to introduce us to Crown Royal Maple. Crown Royal Maple is the brand’s newest effort. According to the company, “the liquid combines the legendary taste of Crown Royal with a touch of maple flavor, resulting in a uniquely smooth tasting experience.” (EXCUSE my flash, it was dark!)

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Since I do not drink, I brought my Whisky expert (and food enthusiast) Uncle with me. 

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Also at the event were Katie and Kerr . So great to catch up with them.

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Crown offered a number of signature drinks to taste test:

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My Uncle tasted each of the beverages listed above and liked the maple on the rocks best!

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I gave it a little sip, definitely a nice, sweet flavor. The smell of maple was everywhere!

Outside the beverages, Social offered some delicious appetizers:

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There was a drink making contest and the best drink maker won this beautiful guitar:

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Before submitting our recipes, Crown Royal’s master of Whisky, Gerry Graham,  lead the group through a tasting/cheers.

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And Mixologist Troy Sidle, from nationally recognized cocktail and spirit consulting company, Alchemy, walked us through the process of creating a tasty cocktail!

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And then it was GO time!

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We didn’t win…but Katie did!!! Congrats!!

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Such a fun event!!!

On a side note, I have been enjoying some delicious recipes from other bloggers. Two of my favorites: 1. Maria’s quinoa spinach macaroni and cheese . I made it with pepper jack cheese and ground red pepper vs. sharp cheddar and nutmeg:

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I also made Lynn’s Peanut Butter Yogurt Oatmeal bars . SO good!

Have you made anything new/fun lately? Links welcome!

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