Swine & Dine



                                      Swine and Dine International 

A group of highly dedicated Foodies whose purpose is Gourmet Pigging Out.

To become a member all you need to do is feed Rich and Wanda 2 gloriously delicious meals prepared by you.

Members are then given a scroll of the Commandments of Swine and Dine.
1:   The Best way to compliment a Host is by eating 3rd's.
2:   Reduce the energy usage of Tupperware and Refrigerator openings by finishing         everything.
3:   There is no such thing as "Too much Butter"



Members are also awarded a Murano Glass Pig to honor their achievement of membership.

Charter Members:  Marilyn Wallace, Paul & Linda LaPine, Yoly & Sean Collins, Irene & Armando Manzano, Richard Messina, Tony Tirri, Trevor Lindroos, Eva Davis, Joanie Valentine, Irma Phillips, Renata "Top Chef Champ" Lindroos, Elena Galluzzi  ( & Harpert her Grappa 


Somelier), Liisa Laksy, Aira Rantala.



Swine and Dine member Sean Collins




Swine and Dine member Trevor Lindroos


Top Chef 2013 Champion's winning dish






CITY FOOD REVIEWS


SAN CLEMENTE SCENE:  A place where music and food are mixed with pleasant results.

San Clemente has quite a few good restaurants - and then some eating and drinking establishments we enjoyed just a bit more!  So, instead of some detailed Faux Critics page of every eating establishment in every town, ( we will leave that to Yelp), here are a few we enjoyed more than once:

Any visit to San Clemente has to have Iva Lee's Southern Restaurant and Hospitality. With a Mint Julep perfected, ( along with other specially made libations) and dishes that include creole, Cajun, and fried chicken, jambalaya and crazy good fresh cornbread. This place feels like a once upscale riverside dinner on the Bayou with tin ceilings and a very cool bar and servers. They have hip cats playing Blues, from Chicago style to Zydeco, friendly and fun - this place is a must.

Also on the list for favorites was The Celler, a wine and beer hangout with a grand piano with several types of musical styles from blues to standards. It has a pretty nice cheese and wine selection and you can get flights or just a whole bottle. The people are smart and friendly - not a bad combination.

Also highly recommended is The Brick, an Italian influenced restaurant with a new take on seasonal offerings.  Fresh new twists on everything from squash to pizza, YUMM.

You also will enjoy a meal at South of Nicks ( high end Mexican), Beach-Fire Grill ( great hangout with appetizers and Music and people watching), The Bagel Shack has just the cool vibe and friendly place for breakfast with excellent bagels.   I vote for Pedro's as far as Mexican take out :-)




Europe: notes need to be transferred to Blog, sorry.

France:
Swine and Dine member Tony Tirri























Amsterdam:
Swine and Dine member Richard Messina


















Austria:


Dinner at charter Swine and Dine member - Marilyn Wallace


















Italy:






















Swine and Dine member Elena Galluzzi hunting for truffles!



Finland:



Swine and Dine member Liisa Lasky



Swine and Dine member Aira Rantala

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