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.
|Swine and Dine member Tony Tirri|
|Swine and Dine member Richard Messina|
|Dinner at charter Swine and Dine member - Marilyn Wallace|
Swine and Dine member Elena Galluzzi hunting for truffles!
Swine and Dine member Liisa Lasky
Swine and Dine member Aira Rantala