Summer Recipe Ideas From the South Beach Food & Wine Festival
NEW YORK, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Foodies at this year’s 10th Annual South Beach Food & Wine festival discovered new ways to entertain – just in time for summer. Among the fresh recipe and entertaining suggestions, festival goers were introduced to an assortment of delicious cheeses from PresidentÃ‚®, GalbaniÃ‚®, Societe Ã‚® Roquefort and other specialty import brands that are perfect on their own or when paired with classic summer favorites. From hot off the grill burgers, to a no-fuss fresh mozzarella bar and decadent chocolate and cheese bites, renowned chefs created simple, yet innovative recipes perfect for the summer party season.
Festival recipes and entertaining highlights include:
- Dress up your burgers: The Amstel Light Burger Bash hosted by Rachel Ray featured the Marc burger from Chef Marc Murphy of the Landmarc restaurant in NYC. His recipe took home the “Best Grill” award featuring a beef hamburger on a homemade black pepper and cheddar bun. The secret ingredient? Imported SeriouslyÃ‚® Strong Cheddar was used to create the mouth-watering bun. And famed chef Bobby Flay used PresidentÃ‚® goat cheese to top his burger creation that included watercress, meyer lemon honey mustard and potato chips.
- Lighten up summer meals: Renowned Chef Daniel Green hosted cooking demonstrations and sampled delicious recipes from his own The Skinny Cheese Cookbook that are high on taste and low on fat. Chef Green’s menu included PresidentÃ‚® light brie sliders, PresidentÃ‚® fat-free feta and tomato dip and gnocchi with light garlic and herb rondeleÃ‚® spread. Serious foodies were lining up for seconds!
- Surprise guests with a Fresh Mozzarella Bar: At an exclusive Italian in Paradise dinner hosted by Giada De Laurentiis and the Scotto family of Fresco restaurant fame, an artfully designed fresh mozzarella bar featuring GalbaniÃ‚® Fresh Mozzarella was the centerpiece for the cocktail hour. Guests paired fresh Mozzarella with a variety of tapenades, locally grown tomatoes and basil and freshly-baked ciabatta bread.
- Easy and delicious dessert: Chef Xavier Thuret, a specialist in French cheese culture, created a decadent and delicious dessert recipe that was a festival favorite – chocolate and roquefort cheese bites. Simply pairing Societe Ã‚® Roquefort cheese with chocolate popping candy, Chef Thuret created a delicacy that is easy-to-make and guests will love!
About Lactalis Deli, Inc.
The Lactalis Group, is one of the most prestigious and largest dairy companies in the world. Its portfolio of cheeses includes PresidentÃ‚®, GalbaniÃ‚®, rondeleÃ‚®, SorrentoÃ‚®, PreciousÃ‚® and Mozzarella FrescaÃ‚® brands as well as select imported specialty cheeses from SocieteÃ‚® Roquefort, Valbreso FetaÃ‚®, Le ChatelainÃ‚® Brie and Istara P’tit BasqueÃ‚® brands.
Lactalis is a proud sponsor of the 2011 South Beach Food & Wine Festival.
SOURCE Lactalis Deli, Inc.