Weekly A to Z, March 12th.
The last 41 one.
After finishing our trip to Oman, on Wednesday, I was out to Atlantis to celebrate International Women’s Day. Our personally selected group represented some of my favorite F&B women, and I’m also proud to say I could easily fill a room with the women I admire (and would love to do so in future events). You can see our evening out here. #invited
On Thursday, I couldn’t pass up an invitation to Emirates Palace to try their latest restaurant, Talea by Antonio Guida (who I got to meet). I was able to stay in one of the recently updated rooms (Mandarin Oriental took over the property and have made some wonderful changes). My room was spacious and modern, the meal was elevated and delicious. If you want to see some of the highlights, click here. #invited
Some deliveries? Frumentum sent through a batch of gourmet popcorn in different flavors (yum). This would be my new go-to for movie night. #gifted
2022 has been such a blur that it only now occurs to me that my birthday is next week. 41 was a bit of everything, but I’m mostly happy with the balance and progress I’ve made in different parts of my life. Perhaps more than last year, I’m optimistic to see what 42 will bring.
While complicated, I don’t agree with this W50B decision. As many of the commenters have said, food should unite, not divide. Instagram
There’s selling out, and then there’s this. The National
Farmbox (who I love!) is sending me another delivery this weekend. If you’d like to order, click here. Use my code COURTNEY20 to save. Valid for a month on 2 orders. #collab
Why DOES McDonald’s Coke (and Sprite) taste better? The Takeout
The paradox of national cuisines. The Atlantic
Pasta + fried eggs, looks amazing. Smitten Kitchen
Meal delivery (is really just your mom is visiting). Reductress
Talk to me about ‘jammy’ wine. Vine Pair
News anxiety is real. Stylist
An interesting series, maybe I’ll document my 24 hours online. Vox
The world needs more taco towers. LA Taco
When to buy your bartender a drink. Vine Pair
At the intersection of tacos and Ukraine. LA Taco
A regular person dines at a Michelin restaurant. Birmingham Mail
Air fryer…pickles? Show me the Yummy
Would be a good cake for my birthday next week. The Kitchn
New favorite account. Instagram
Frozen food is experiencing a renaissance. QZ
Burger before fries or fries before burger? We are a house divided. The Takeout
Chefs actively searching for humanely raised meats. NRN
With people out again, restaurants go back to competing for the same customers. The Counter
What is the worst snack to eat in a meeting? The Takeout
The St. Patrick’s Day baby in me is pleased (and also with this). The Kitchn
This weekend I’ll be getting together with the Bookers, and trying to catch up on a busy past three weeks. I’m freelancing on a big project with Spinneys and it’s going to take up the bulk of my time. Next week, I’m so looking forward to celebrating my birthday and trying the new menu at Ossiano.
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