Last month, on a rainy and cool Sunday, I had the luxury of having brunch with my mom at Parc Brassiere in downtown Philadelphia. We were seated at the window and I got to leisurely sip cafe au lait while dining on a mushroom tart, niçoise salad and of course, pomme frites.
With the food and ambience, it was a scene straight out of Paris (ahhhhh.)
Then this caught my eye on the dessert menu.
Beer Floats? Mai oui!
As my Mama isn’t much of a mid-day drinker, we ended up splitting a lovely Pot de Crème instead but I knew I’d be making my own version of a fruity beer float soon.
And that day has come. (That was my long segue into today’s theme: All Things Easter link up & giveaway.)
All Things Easter: Colleen of Souffle Bombay and Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond decided to gather 26 bloggers to share some of their Easter Entertaining Ideas with you! From dinner recipe ideas to Easter Basket stuffers, we got you covered with many creative posts below (along with prize giveaway details.)
Easter Breakfast Recipe Ideas
Easter Dinner Recipe Ideas
Easter Dessert Recipe Ideas
Peanut Butter Eggs | Real: The Kitchen & Beyond
Toasted Angel Food Cake Parfait | What the Heck’s a Bonbon?
Allergy Friendly Cookies | Chockababy
Individual Lemon Meringues | Pandora’s Deals
Peeps in the Pond Trifle | Opera Singer in the Kitchen
Rice Krispie Pops/Chocolate Covered Pretzels | A Grande Life
Easter Cocktail Recipe Ideas
Easter Decorating Ideas
Easter Gift Ideas
Frugal Easter Basket Ideas & Menu
My contribution is an Easter Cocktail (along with an idea for an Adult Easter Basket.)
Do you still wish the Easter Bunny would leave you some treats (or maybe he does?)
In my dream world, I’d get some Prosecco in my basket along with Belgium style beers like Chimay and fruit lambics. Then I’d whip up some Raspberry Beer Floats for the grown-ups to enjoy while the kids hunt eggs.
If you aren’t familiar with lambics, they are a Belgium style beer made by spontaneous fermentation where wild yeast falls naturally into vats (vs. specified yeast strains added directly to the vats.) Generally, these beers are aged 1 -3 years and are often flavored with fruit. Popular flavors include Framboise (raspberry), Kriek (cherry) Cassis (black currant), Peche (peach) and Pomme (apple.) And while they are delicious on their own, now that I’ve made a fruit beer float, there’s no turning back.
So, onto the giveaway and what can you win: We have 2 prize pack giveaways from some super cool sponsors (many thanks to these companies!) including:
- John Boos & Co. (crafter of incredible cutting boards, butcher blocks and more)
- The Spice House (THE online source for incredible spices)
- Wilton Armetale (beautiful, functional serving ware)
- Divine Chocolate (a fair trade, farmer-owned chocolate company)
- Tree Hut (natural body products that do what they say)
Prize Pack #1
- Signature Spice Box Set from the Spice House (wait till you try the Vulcan’s Fire Salt!)
- John Boos Maple Cutting Board ...it has handles!
Prize Pack #2
- Bakers Spice Box from The Spice House (the Chicago Sugar will change your life!)
- Set of decadent chocolates from Divine Chocolate
- Flutes & Pearls Egg Tray from Wilton Armetale
- Tree Hut Duo of Shea Sugar Scrub and Body Lotion
ENTER BELOW! (Giveaway is open to U.S. residents who are 18 years or older. No purchase necessary to enter. Giveaway will end 4/24/14 at 11:59 PM EDT.)
Good luck and follow along via #AllThingsEaster on social media this week and visit our All Things Easter Pinterest Board!
So, have you ever had lambics (fruit beers)? What would you like the Easter Bunny to put in your Easter Basket?