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Order The Best Easter Gift Basket to Celebrate at Home During These Special Day

March is almost approaching to the end, now it’s best time to shop for Easter. You don’t want to party with friends during these special days because of the virus, but we can still enjoy our Easter treats at home with your family, especially your kids who have been looking forward to this holiday for a long time! Don’t disappoint them with no treats prepared. Can’t go out is not the excuse, because you can do all the things online.

Sure, the Easter bunny is super duper cute. But just because it’s adorable doesn’t mean it’s got the best Easter baskets. Actually, I am pretty dang sure that if there was a competition between Gourmet Gift Baskets Easter gift baskets and the bunny’s, they would win hands down. Plus, their Easter gifts aren’t just limited to candy. Dinner can be a pretty big affair on Easter. And you can help make it even more special than usual. These gourmet Easter baskets include decadent cakes and gourmet wines to take their meal to the next level. And you thought there were only Easter baskets for kids. GourmetGiftBaskets.com, the top food site as rated by Newsweek, has hatched some of the best, most delicious Easter gifts around.

Now it is the time to Hop to it!
Shop these cute & yummy Easter Gift Basket.

Here are just a few of them:

Easter Candy & Toys Basket

No Easter morning is complete without great toys and delicious sweets. Inside a shiny metal bucket, your recipient will find festive treats, including a solid milk chocolate bunny and classic Easter candy, along with an array of fun games that will easily make this Easter morning completely unforgettable!

THIS GOURMET EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  • Pink Cotton Candy Kettlecorn by GourmetGiftBaskets.com – 1.4 oz. – Tastes like creamy french vanilla!
  • Tic Tac Toe Game – This classic game of strategy will give you hours of portable fun!
  • Mini Rainbow Gummy Frogs by Haribo – 5 oz. – The perfect treat for sharing. Includes red, orange, yellow, and green gummies shaped like frogs with white bellies!
  • Easter Mike & Ike Original Fruits by Just Born – 5 oz. – Iconic, oblong candy chews that erupt with irresistibly sweet fruit flavors.
  • PEEPS® Chicks & Bunnies by Just Born – 2 packages –  The quintessential Easter treat of smooth, soft marshmallows that are pressed into festive chicks (5 ct.) and bunnies (4 ct.) shapes and coated with bright, suger coating.
  • Jelly Beans by Palmer Candy – 7.25 oz. – An assortment of colorful jelly beans that burst with blissfully sweet flavors!
  • Milk Chocolate M&Ms Theater Box by Mars Wrigley Confectionary – 3.1 oz. – Their favorite classic candy morsels made with real, rich milk chocolate and coated with a crisp chocolate shell.
  • Table Ping Pong by Finger Sports – Includes 1 net, 2 net poles, 1 ball, 2 table tennis paddles, adn 2 suction cups. Everything you need to play table tennis!
  • Light-Up Wheel by JA-RU Inc. – This updated version of the classic gyro-wheel includes a glowing light-up wheel. A repetitive, yet soothing, activity for any age.
  • Flyin’ Chick’n – Stretch out these silly yellow and red rubber chicken toys and watch them fly!
  • Glow Boomerang by Outd’r Bound – A glow in the dark boomerang that will fly right back to you. Perfect for playing outdoors at night!
  • Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny by Palmer – 2.25 oz. – A decadent Easter treat made of solid milk chocolate that sweeten up Easter morning.
  • Everlasting Gobstopper Theater Box by Ferrara Candy Company – 5oz. – Jawbreakers that change colors and flavors as you suck on them.
  • 10-Quart Metal Bucket – The perfect vessel to store their Easter treats or plant Easter flowers in!

Rosé All Day Gift Crate

Reminiscent of a warm summer evening, our Rosé All Day Gift Crate is the perfect all occasion, summer themed gift that can be enjoyed year-round. Brides-to-be, bridesmaids, girlfriends and moms alike will also enjoy this exquisite gift. Tucked within an elegant wood crate is a bottle of light bodied, pink and fruity Rosé. Also included are savory cheeses, crisp water crackers, and delicate chocolate cheesecake cookies that perfectly accompany the popular pink wine from Chateau Montaud.

THIS GOURMET EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  • Sea Salt & Cracked Peppercorn Water Crackers by Eleanor & Flynn – 4 oz. – Crisp cracked peppercorn crackers, an all natural healthy snack.
  • Savory Garlic Cheddar Cheese by Mountain View Cheese Co. – 2 oz. –  Zesty garlic blended with mild cheddar cheese, the perfect complement to your favorite cracker!
  • Single Dark Chocolate Square by Ghirardelli – .375 oz. – A dark and velvety premium chocolate square.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Cookies by Byrd’s Famous Cookies – 2.25 oz. – A southern style sugar cookie coated in fresh ground cinnamon and powdered sugar.
  • Rosé by Chateau Montaud – 750 ml – Lively and fresh, with juicy red berry and tangerine flavors. Closes firm and dry.
  • Cheddar Cheese by Mountain View Cheese Co. – 2 oz. – A sharp cheddar cheese that complements these gift contents.

Happy Easter Brownie Cake

We love Easter, not only for the promise of warm weather, but also for the sweets! This festive chocolate brownie cake has a new and improved recipe, and is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday. Measuring 12-inches in diameter, this decadent chocolate brownie cake is packed with rich chocolate flavor that will be a hit at any Easter table!

Happy Easter Cookie Cake

Spring is in the air so the bakers have decorated these delicious Easter cookie cakes with a baby chick hatching out of an egg! Perfect for your Easter table, this 12-inch cookie cake is loaded with rich chocolate chips and is sure to please both adults and kids alike.

What Lulu ordered for this Easter:

Easter Sweets & Treats Basket

Sure, we love Easter for its promise of incoming warm weather and fragrant new blooms, but most importantly, for the guarantee of these traditional sweets! With exquisite delights, like a gooey marshmallow Peep, lemoncello chocolate almonds, and delicately crispy cookies, this beautiful Easter themed gift crate is sure to make Easter morning one they’ll never forget.

THIS GOURMET EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  • Keepsake Gift Crate – 1 crate – Sturdy wood crate painted white with Happy Easter themed graphics.
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Kettle Corn by GourmetGiftBaskets.com – 4.2 oz. – Gourmet popcorn that’s sprinkled with sugar, drizzled with oil, and rolled in freshly cracked pepper and sea salt.
  • Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny – 2.25 oz. – This gorgeous bunny is made with solid milk chocolate and is a classic Easter favorite!
  • Key Lime Cookies by Byrd’s Famous Cookies – 4 oz. – These delicate bite-sized cookies are bursting with fresh key lime flavors, tart and sweet!
  • Cookies & Cream Wafer Roll Petites by Dolcetto – 4.2 oz. – Chocolate cookie wafer pillow wrap with delicious cream center.
  • Lemon Wafer Rolls by Fusion Gourmet – 3 oz. – Rich, zesty lemon infused cream wrapped in a delicate European-style crispy shell.
  • Sea Salt Caramel Cookie Straws by Mississippi Cheese Straw Factory – 3.5 oz. – Crunchy and sweet caramel flavor with just a hint of of salt!
  • Key Lime Buds by Butterfields Candies – 1.75 oz. – Key lime flavored hard candies that will transport you to a tropical island upon first taste.
  • Double Crisp Chocolate Carrot Satchel – 3.35 oz. – Small carrots made from smooth milk chocolate that wrap around crunchy crisp rice.
  • Large White Marshmallow Bunny Peep by Just Born – 1.5 oz. – An oversized version of the Peeps marshmallows they love!
  • Lemoncello Chocolate Almonds by Sconza – 1.75 oz. – Almonds cloaked in a white chocolate and lemon cream. The perfect citrus and sweet combination.

Easter Baked Goods Tower

When you’re certain your gift recipients love baked goods, you knew you discovered the perfect gift when you set your eyes upon this Easter Baked Goods Tower. Not one, but two tiers filled to the brim with decadent brownies, mouth-watering cookies, and whoopie pies too good to share. Make their Easter extra sweet with the flavors of these bakery treats!

THIS GOURMET EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

Top Box

  • Chocolate Chunk Brownie
  • Butterscotch Blondie
  • Peanut Butter Brownie
  • Chocolate Chip Blondie
  • Fudge Brownie Cookies – 2 pack
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies – 2 pack
  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – 2 pack
  • Lemon Sugar Cookies – 2 pack

Bottom Box

  • Fudge Walnut Brownie
  • Chocolate Chunk Brownie
  • Butterscotch Blondie
  • Chocolate Chip Blondie
  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – 2 pack
  • Peanut Butter Cookies – 2 pack
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies – 2 pack
  • Pecan Sandy Cookies – 2 pack
  • Whoopie Pie – Classic – (4) 3.25 oz.

About GourmetGiftBaskets.com

GourmetGiftBaskets.com was founded in 2002 with family values and the desire to provide exceptional gifts for all of life’s special occasions. Through years of working in his family’s flower shop in New Hampshire, President & CEO Ryan Abood naturally realized an opportunity to provide handmade, high quality gift baskets. What began with two family members in the basement of a flower shop has exploded into a multi-million dollar company recognized multiple times by Inc.500, Internet Retailer, Enterprise Bank, and more, while still remaining true to its core values of exceptional gourmet ingredients handcrafted with care. As this entrepreneurial family spirit continues in the next generation with the birth of the youngest Abood last spring, this proud family business will continue to exceed gourmet gifting expectations.

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Café Coyote working hard to keep people employed Now enjoy their signature dishes and margaritas for Pickup and Delivery

In accordance with orders from California Governor Gavin Newsom and San Diego Health Officials, Café Coyote in Old Town has closed operations for dine in service; however, San Diegans should be aware that their favorite Mexican restaurant is still open for takeout and delivery food orders, is still selling gift cards for future use and, as of today, is selling beer, wine and famous margaritas to go and delivery!
For over 30 years, Café Coyote has remained one of San Diego’s landmark restaurants and must-visit businesses. Located in the heart of Old Town San Diego’s Historic Walking District and voted Best Mexican Restaurant 18 years in a row, patrons have grown to know and love the friendly staff, festive atmosphere and delicious Mexican food. A highlight of most visits often includes a visit to the Mexican Tortilla Ladies making fresh tortillas the traditional way “a mano” (by hand) and a Fresh Frosty Margarita prepared by Master Bartenders and featuring a selection of over 100 tequilas. Now those same beloved margaritas as well as 6-packs of beer and Rancho Coyote Vineyard wine bottles, will be available to loyal patrons for pick-up.
In an effort to support the California alcoholic beverage industry at large, an industry that will suffer significantly from forced closures and stay-at-home regulations, a temporary suspension specific legal prohibition has been put in place, beginning Friday, March 20th, permitting bars and restaurants to serve alcohol to customers on a takeout basis. This regulation will allow businesses like Café Coyote to service the community, pay rent and keep staff employed as we all navigate uncertain times and changes with how we live our daily lives.
Social distancing, shelter in place, and stay at home orders are evolving systems, but Café Coyote stays consistent in their commitment to serve the community in every way possible and is adjusting quickly to the changing landscape of restaurant operations. While you cannot currently enjoy the festive setting of the esplanade and splashing fountains at Café Coyote for dining in, you can expect to pick up curbside the same amazing flavors of food and drinks to enjoy in your home.
Visit CafeCoyoteOldTown.com to view the food and beverage menus and place your order through GrubHub, Postmates or Door Dash.
Alcoholic beverages that are packaged by this establishment are open containers and may not be transported in a motor vehicle except in the vehicle’s trunk; or, if there is no trunk, the container may be kept in some other area of the vehicle that is not normally occupied by the driver or passengers (which does not include a utility compartment or glove compartment (Vehicle Code section 23225). Further, such beverages may not be consumed in public or in any other area where open containers are prohibited by law.
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Healthy Snacks Needed During Quarantine

It is not easy to stay at home all day long for at least 15 days. In order to make your family and kids feel not too bad, you need to prepare some healthy snacks.

  • Absolutely Gluten Free

Absolutely Gluten Free is committed to producing gluten free products without sacrificing delicious taste. Absolutely has expanded its selection and become famous in the health-conscious and gluten-free communities. The products include unique items such as a Gluten Free Crepe and Blondie/Brownie Brittles. Absolutely Gluten Free Crackers, Flatbreads, Pizzas and more are so good everyone will want to eat them!

LULU’s favorites:

Absolutely Gluten Free Cold Brew Macaroons 

  • Gluten Free Toasted Cold Brew Macaroons 
  • Certified kosher and gluten free
  • Soft and chewy with just the right amount of sweetness!
  • Easy Storable container to keep them fresh.
  • Kosher Passover.

Stacked Potato Chips Onion Garlic

 

  • Gefen

Gefen is one of the most recognizable Kosher brands and the only one that services the whole spectrum of Kosher consumers from ultra-Orthodox to traditional, with a strong presence in every marketplace. Gefen offers a tremendously wide variety of products, from soup to nuts. Popular items include the honey bear, chestnuts, packed bean mixes and canned vegetables, baking supplies, sauces and condiments, desserts, instant noodle soups, and fruit juices. Gefen is best known for its commitment to quality and a well-respected kosher certification.

LULU’s favorites:

Chewy Maple Almond & Honey Nut Granola Cereal Clusters

Sweetened & Unsweetened Almond Milk

 

  • Tuscanini

Tuscanini offers authentic made-in-Italy foods with the highest quality ingredients for a real taste of Italy, enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. Sauces, jams, and condiments bring an unmistakably authentic Italian flavor to whatever dishes you’re preparing. Frozen pizzas topped with fresh julienned cheese are fired in a genuine brick wood fired oven for flavorful meals anytime. Parchment crackers and gourmet potato chips make elegant snacks. Tuscanini foods truly stimulate the palate like no other.

LULU’s favorites:

The same amazing water from Italy with a hint of mineral flavor, this sparkling water is perfect on a hot day when you want something a little more interesting than plain water.

The rich taste of fresh, sweet tomatoes in a juice that will quench your thirst as it delights your taste buds.

Hope everyone has a chill time at home and I believe we can all go through this tough time soon. Let us say it is so nice to stay healthy, and let’s keep healthy with good snacks.

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Time to Improve Your Cooking Skill – Fish Cooking Recipes from SITKA SALMON SHARES

Postmates and DoorDash might be our best friends during the quarantine time, but online ordering is definitely much more expensive than cooking by yourself. Also cooking is also healthier and safer than getting your foods from other places. Here are some good fish recipes from Sitka Salmon Shares. Eating your fishes up, be stronger and healthier.

Poached Salmon with Savory Cherry Salad

By Chef Sher Castellano

Poaching is an incredible easy and practically foolproof way to prepare salmon. The poaching liquid can be as simple as water and sea salt and adds infused gentle flavor while keeping the fish moist and cooked perfectly. The poached salmon is placed on a bed of thick Greek yogurt and topped with a tangy, sweet and savory cherry salad of Northwest cherries, fresh parsley, green onion, lots of extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt and black pepper.

Ingredients

For the Salmon:

  • 1 pound Sockeye salmon
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

For the Salad:

  • 1 ½ cup cherries, pitted and halved
  • ¼ cup green onions, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

For Plating:

  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Black pepper

Directions

POACH SALMON

Heat the water and salt in a sauce pot over high heat to boiling. Reduce the heat to a simmer and place the salmon in whole. Simmer for 3 minutes uncovered or until desired doneness.

Strain the salmon and discard the poaching liquid. Set the salmon aside to cool slightly.

MAKE CHERRY SALAD

Add the cherries, green onions, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl and stir until well-combined.

PLATE

To plate spread the yogurt onto a platter. Then break up the salmon into chunks (the skin will slide off and discard). Then top with the cherry salad and drizzle with more olive oil and a twist of black pepper.

Rockin’ Halibut Pieces

By Kaisha Young

This super simple recipe for breaded and baked halibut pieces packs in a ton of flavor and is easy to prepare. It’s a perfect meal for kids and adults of all ages!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound halibut pieces
  • 1 stick (¼ pound) melted butter
  • 2 cups crushed saltines or Ritz crackers
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  • MAKE COATING

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Mix crushed crackers, Parmesan, garlic powder, and salt & pepper

  • COAT HALIBUT

Dip the halibut pieces in the melted butter (butter should not be too hot). Then roll the halibut in the cracker mixture.

  • BAKE

Bake coated halibut pieces in a baking dish or baking sheet uncovered for about 10 minutes or until brown on top.

pro cooking tip: This cracker coating works well with a variety of fish. Try it with rockfish, black bass, or lingcod!

Basque Cod with Potatoes, Peppers & Olives

By Captain Marsh Skeele & Dara Chapman

Basque cuisine is a wonderfully bold style, the bright and dramatic flavors that come out in this dish will be the highlight of any dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pacific cod fillets
  • 1½ lb fingerling potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, sliced ½ inch thick
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced ½ inch thick
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ½ cup niçoise olives
  • 1 tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ lemon, zested
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°. Place potatoes in a medium saucepan and add water up to 1 inch above the potatoes. Bring the water to a boil and parboil potatoes for 10 mins.

Drain and then toss potatoes in 3 tbsp olive oil. Transfer potatoes to a baking dish and roast until tender, about 20-25 minutes.

While potatoes are roasting, sauté peppers and onions over medium high heat in 2 tbsp olive oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Add sliced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add pepper & onion mixture and niçoise olives to roasting potatoes, and toss with salt, pepper, and ¾ tsp paprika. Roast for 10 minutes until veggies begin to caramelize.

Season cod with salt, pepper, and a dash of paprika. Place cod on top of caramelized vegetables and cook until flaky, about 10 mins, depending on thickness of fillets

Serve cod fillets over roasted vegetables and garnish with lemon zest and chopped parsley.

Beverage pairing: Serve this dish with a Spanish white wine (such as Albariño) or a dry cider.

Ancho Chili Encrusted Salmon Lettuce Tacos

The annual member recipe contest is an exciting occasion here at Sitka Salmon Shares. It gives the loyal members a chance to let their culinary talents shine while sharing their own recipes with the community of seafood lovers and conscious consumers. Sitka Salmon Shares reward the member that provides the very best entry with a trip to Sitka, Alaska. Enjoy this recipe from member Rebeca Itzkowich, and as always, stay wild.

Ingredients

For the salmon:

  • 1½ lb sockeye salmon
  • 3 ancho chili peppers, without seeds and veins
  • ½ cup of raw peanuts
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ of large yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • ½ cube of vegetable bouillon
  • 2 cedar planks

For serving:

  • 12 large iceberg lettuce leaves for the tacos
  • ½ small pineapple, cut into very small squares
  • ½ large red onion, minced
  • green scallions, minced
  • cilantro leaves, minced

Directions

  • PREPARE CEDAR PLANKS

Soak the cedar planks in water at least two hours before grilling.

  • MAKE RUB

In cast iron frying pan, brown the onion, chili peppers, peanuts and sesame seeds over a slow flame stirring constantly. Peppers will become soft and pliable and the ingredients will release a wonderful aroma. Make sure they do not burn.

Place the browned ingredients in a food processor with the olive oil, orange and lemon juices, bouillon, salt and pepper. Make sure everything is well incorporated.

  • COOK SALMON

Heat the grill to medium. Charcoal or gas will work well. Place the salmon filet skin side down single layer on the cedar plank and rub the mixture all over the salmon to seal it.

Grill for 12 to 15 minutes. Start checking the salmon for doneness after about 12 minutes. The salmon is done when it is uniformly pink in the center.

  • PLATE & SERVE

When the salmon is done assemble the tacos: on the iceberg lettuce leaves put some of the salmon and then sprinkle a bit of pineapple, cilantro, red onion, chives.

If you want to learn about more awesome seafood recipes, you should check, https://sitkasalmonshares.com/blogs/recipes. You can become a member of Sitka Salmon Shares and let them to deliver fresh caught fishes delivering to your door! Sitka Salmon Shares is now a completely integrated boat-to-doorstep seafood company. They have a lovable group of fishermen-owners who deliver their fish. They have a small processing plant in Sitka, Alaska, where they custom-process their catch with a laser focus on quality and traceability. And they have two Good-Fish Hubs in the Midwest, which allow them to deliver fishermen’s catch directly to your doorstep (or to your local farmers market or restaurant). 

By the way, if you think these online recipes are too difficult for you, you might get some inspirations by Lulu’s cooking, which is super easy with no effort. Because the fish itself is good enough, why do we need to put too much efforts?

Just grilling the fish with coconut oil or avocado oil in a nonstick pan. I will put some soy sauce and five spice seasoning if it’s a cod or halibut. If it is a salmon, I will put nothing when I am cooking, only add some lime juice or blacken seasoning to serve. Super simple recipes, but it works! But you can always try some Sitka Salmon Shares’ challenging recipes if you are good at cooking.

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ARDOR LAUNCHES NEW WEEKEND BRUNCH MENU AT THE WEST HOLLYWOOD EDITION BY CHEF JOHN FRASER

Following a successful debut this past November, Restaurateur and Chef John Fraser will expand menu offerings this spring with a new weekend brunch menu served at Ardor in The West Hollywood EDITION. Continuing to bring the best of California cuisine to West Hollywood, Ardor’s brunch menu will include highlighted vegetable forward offerings such as cauliflower tandoor, soft scrambled tacos with sweet potatoes and whole wheat skillet pancakes. For the egg-lover at heart, the new brunch menu features eggs of all varieties, from the lobster scramble, or the forest mushroom omelet, to the classic benedict or egg sandwich.

 

Celebrating the abundance of local produce in California, Ardor’s new weekend brunch features dishes made with ingredients available at the nearby farmer’s markets. A California native and Michelin starred chef, Chef John Fraser is recognized as a culinary trailblazer, best known for redefining the role of vegetables in American cuisine from imaginative fine dining restaurants, such as Ardor, to nostalgic neighborhood brasseries.

Nestled in a green oasis, brunch at the Ardor at The West Hollywood EDITION transports guests from the hustle and bustle of Sunset Blvd to a luxe plant-filled oasis of culinary delight. For the new weekend brunch, Chef John Fraser’s approach to the finest of ingredients is also mirrored in the brunch cocktail offerings – a staple and must-have offering to compliment a successful brunch. Brunch will include popularrosé options, as well as cocktails on the spectrum of colors and emphasizing mezcals and tequilas. Additional brunch favorites will also be incorporated into the brunch cocktail menu, such as bloody mary’s, bellini’s and mimosas.

Commenting on the new weekend brunch menu at Ardor, Chef John Fraser said, “I wanted to be able to play it both ways. We’ve applied Ardor’s vegetable-forward philosophy to brunch, so there are plenty of colorful, flavorful and healthful dishes, but I also love to make brunch an occasion for casual indulgence. Our brunch cocktail line up is full of good reasons to make an afternoon out of it.”

From Sofrito potatoes, to avocado toast, to sunflower fried chicken, Ardor’s new brunch menu at The West Hollywood EDITION will include favorites for the utmost discerning palate.

Menu items range from $7 for specialty muffins, to $35 for the Greek Orata. Weekend brunch runs from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Reservations: +1 424 310 1572 | www.opentable.com/r/ardor-west-hollywood

ABOUT JOHN FRASER

Born & raised in Los Angeles, John Fraser still draws inspiration from the nostalgia of
neighborhood bars and comfort food he grew up around in California. He refined his fine dining
expertise under the mentorship of Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in the Napa Valley,
before moving abroad to Paris to work at the revered fine dining restaurants Taillevent and
Maison Blanche. After moving to New York City, he delved into his Greek heritage while working
at Snack Taverna in West Village, before becoming Executive Chef at Compass which was
awarded two Michelin stars.

Today Chef John Fraser is the proprietor of JF Restaurants, which operates Michelin-starred Nix,
and four distinct dining establishments at hotelier Ian Schrager’s The Times Square EDITION.
The latter includes 701West, a fine-dining destination that recently earned three stars from the
New York Times. Since establishing himself as a New York-based chef in 2003 and launching
the restaurant group in 2016, Chef John has expanded significantly with new projects, including
The West Hollywood EDITION and its signature restaurant, Ardor serving modern California
Cuisine. www.jfrestaurants.com @ChefJFraser

THE WEST HOLLYWOOD EDITION

The West Hollywood EDITION is located on the corner of West Sunset Boulevard and North
Doheny Drive, where West Hollywood meets Beverly Hills. Featuring 140 guest rooms and 48
suites with 2 penthouses. The hotel also features 20 luxury residences and over 6,500 square
feet of meeting and event space. The hotel boasts inspiring and sophisticated outlets which
include a signature restaurant, lobby lounge, basement club, expansive rooftop pool and a 6-
treatment room spa.

ABOUT EDITION HOTELS

EDITION Hotels is an unexpected and refreshing collection of individualized, customized, one-of-
a-kind hotels which redefines the codes of traditional luxury. Displaying the best of dining and

entertainment, services and amenities “all under one roof’, each EDITION property is completely
unique, reflecting the best of the cultural and social milieu of its location and of the time.
Conceived by Ian Schrager in a partnership with Marriott International, EDITION combines the
personal, intimate, individualized experience that Ian Schrager is known for, with the global reach,
operational expertise and scale of Marriott. The authenticity and originality that Ian Schrager
brings to this brand coupled with the global reach of Marriott International results in a truly distinct
product sets itself apart from anything else currently in the marketplace.
Each hotel with its rare individuality, authenticity, originality, and unique ethos reflects the best of
the cultural and social milieu of its location and of the time. Although all the hotels look completely
different from each other, the brand’s unifying aesthetic is in its approach and attitude to the
modern lifestyle rather than its appearance. EDITION is about an attitude and the way it makes
you feel rather than the way it looks. Sophisticated public spaces, finishes, design and details
serve the experience, not drive it.
For an underserved market of affluent, culturally savvy and service-savvy guests, the EDITION
experience and lifestyle explores the unprecedented intersection and the perfect balance between
taste-making design and innovation and consistent, excellent service on a global scale. EDITION
currently operates nine hotels in New York, London, Miami Beach, Barcelona, Shanghai, Sanya,
China, Abu Dhabi and Bodrum, Turkey. Following the launch of its 10th property in West
Hollywood in Fall 2019, EDITION Hotels look forward to opening in Tokyo, Reykjavik, Rome and
Dubai in 2020. www.editionhotels.com

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KABAKI KENYAN PURPLE TEA – Tastes Good. Good For You. Doing Good.

What makes Kabaki Kenyan Purple Tea so special is that for generation after generation, harvest after harvest, their purple tea plants have grown to thrive in the extraordinary climate of the Kenyan mountains. In this place, the intense African sun is tempered by the cool mountain air allowing ultraviolet rays to deeply penetrate the tea leaves, resulting in their vibrant color, high levels of potent antioxidants, and delicate flavor.  It is the adventurous spirit of these tended lands, of resilience and beauty, that is infused into each purple tea leaf!

Kenyan Purple Tea is a Super-Tea with more potent antioxidants than green or black tea! Each sip of refreshing Kenyan Purple Tea restores vitality through potent antioxidants and helps rural farming communities in Kenya.

FACT: Eating plants is really good for people.

It’s no secret that eating a lot of vegetables and fruit is linked with increased health. What’s not as commonly considered: humans have been getting benefits from plants through steeped tea for over 500,000 years! In fact, the steeping of certain plants into tea can actually make nutrients more bioavailable. Today, tea is the most consumed drink around the globe, capturing more than 2/3rds of the world’s population. Tea is more than just a yummy drink, it’s a great way to get plant diversity into your life!

Let’s cheers to the everyday’s sunshine with a bottle of healthy yummy Kenyan Purple Tea!

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