We started our shindig with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, cold brew coffee, and a selection of yogurts to ready our tummies for the abundance of food to follow.
We shared tastes of Nonfat Vanilla Bean Greek Yogurt with Granola, Espresso Greek Yogurt & Dark Chocolate Crunch, and our favorite by far –– Greek Yogurt with Figs and Walnuts. Yum!
From there, we went to the good stuff –– a bottle of Tullia Brut Rosé, and began to get a little tipsy. So, it was time to bring on the cheese, some of the creamiest, most wonderful cheese I’ve had in recent history –– L’Explorateur Triple Crème and Tartufo Truffle Gouda, served with Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps, Salty Date & Almond and pluots. Anything with truffle in it is rich and indulgent, right? Both cheeses were unbelievable, but we had plenty of goodies waiting, so enough with the cheese. (If I’m honest, we wanted to eat all of that Tartufo in one sitting.)
Time for the main event, which went like this…
My homemade deviled eggs, (Truth: The eggs came already cooked and peeled in a package, so I didn’t need to boil them.) Bonus!
About this bread…
New from Fresh Direct’s bakery and in the final phases of development, this new brioche bread comes in two tempting flavors to satisfy both sweet and savory seekers. The sweet bread is baked with sugar cubes and bursting with sweetness, and the savory loaf is a take on quiche lorraine –– exploding with bacon, onion, and cheese.
After sampling both breads, I could see the savory loaf sliced and used for sandwiches, or toasted with butter. The sweet bread is like a dessert on its own, but would be lovely in French toast with fresh fruit or cinnamon.
We worked with Fresh Direct to come up with a name for this tasty new bread, and Heather, Scott, Mike and I sure had a lot of laughs trying to name that bread!
We figured out pretty quickly that sipping bubbly helps promote creativity. 🙂
For the sweet brioche:
Sugar and Plump Brioche
For the savory brioche:
Bring Home the Bacon Brioche
Pig in a Cloud Bread
And if Fresh Direct decides to go with one name for both breads, I think Heavenly Loaf might be my pick. The sweet brioche is dangerously delectable, and a loaf would go pretty quickly among a few giggling friends.
I am an avid fan of Fresh Direct’s products and services. I order every year during the winter months when the city’s snow and cold isn’t the most ideal time to carry groceries. I would highly recommend Fresh Direct any time, because quality is high and customer service is stellar.
If you’ve never seen how FD packages their groceries, have a look.
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