The siblings went to Las Vegas a few weeks ago and brought me back some French macarons and a hazelnut chocolate dessert from Jean Philippe Patisserie inside the Bellagio.
Chef Jean Philippe is a World Pastry Champion. I visited the Patisserie inside the Bellagio shortly after it was first opened. Inside there is a large chocolate fountain, beautifully crafted desserts, gelato and gourmet chocolate candy. Almost every inch of the bakery is filled with some kind of dessert. It’s a bit like a dessert heaven.
Birds Eye is launching a new line of products, Chef’s Favorites, which focuses on popular side dishes to accompany a home cooked meal. I recently got a chance to sample some Birds Eye Chef’s Favorites as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program.
The frozen products are premade meals that are ready after a quick few minutes of heating/steaming in the microwave. I arrived home one day to find a box at my door with four bags from their new line: creamed spinach, primavera vegetable risotto, mushroom and green beans risotto and roasted red potatoes and green beans.
Hungry for dinner, I immediately started with the vegetable risotto. You simply pop the frozen bag into the microwave, and let it cook for about 4 minutes. The food steams inside the bag. After waiting a minute for the bag to deflate and cool, you rip open the bag and remove the contents. Easy peasy.