Yesterday afternoon, Stop & Shop held a “Back to Reality” luncheon and cooking demo at Sibling Rivalry in the South End. The event brought together bloggers of all sorts to learn about some great cooking tips and Stop & Shop products to help us ease from summer back into fall.
The concept behind the restaurant Sibling Rivalry truly is a sibling rivalry of sorts. Here is what their website has to say:
Sibling Rivalry combines the simple elegance of classical cooking with the rich, bold flavors of Modern American cuisine. Chef’s David and Bob Kinkead created a ‘dueling’ menu that showcases their talents with different interpretations of seasonal ingredients. The Kinkead brothers’ philosophy of providing fresh, straight-forward cuisine is at the core of their menu.
I arrived and was greeted by the PR reps that were hosting the event with Stop & Shop. The clean and modern space was decorated simply with summery flowers.
Brightly colored gift boxes containing great coupons, brownie mix, recipes, and a $25 Stop & Shop gift card also decorated the space. Everything felt bright and festive!
While we all mingled before lunch, we snacked on delicious mozzarella and brie cheese, fruit, and crostini.
There was a LOT of cheese!
I also had to check out Sibling Rivalry’s wine collection, of course. Very nice!
As we got settled in for lunch, we were treated to a cooking demo by Chef David Kinkead who talked about making a delicious skirt steak salad and a roast chicken. He then demonstrated how to use the leftovers from those meals in two completely different meals, a skirt steak sandwich and chicken salad. It is always fun to have some new dinner into lunch ideas!
Chef Kinkead also answered some audience questions including one about knives. I have been meaning to get some new knives, and it was helpful to hear from such a seasoned chef.
The first course was a salad with a delicious dollop of roquefort cheese.
For my entree, I requested the vegetarian option, and it was a beautiful medley of veggies atop a delectable sweet potato puree.
I loved the avocados, onions, and sweet potato the most, but everything was so fresh and flavorful. I liked that this was an outside the box vegetarian meal. I have eaten waaaay too many plates of pasta primavera in my lifetime!
I unfortunately had to duck out early to drive to NJ, so I missed dessert and a presentation by Stop & Shop. But I did learn from some of the other bloggers how Stop & Shop does all sorts of fun stuff for moms, and I would definitely be interested in attending another one of their events in the future.
Thanks to Stop & Shop and to Sibling Rivalry for hosting us! I look forward to returning for dinner someday soon.
I’ll be in NJ helping my mom out the next couple of days before I return to Boston for a champagne and boating bachelorette party.
Any fun weekend plans for you all?
Also, are any of you going to BlogHer Food? I have a ticket, but am wondering if I will be able to go to San Francisco for that AND FoodBuzz Festival a month apart.