One of the very best parts of being a food blogger is constantly meeting new people both online and in person. Some of my favorite friendships that I’ve made here in Los Angeles were solidified over meals, like when I met my girl Diana at Ludo Bites 3.0 and my boy Danny at STK. Sharing food and drink is a wonderful way to bring people together, and I want to share that opportunity with y’all!
Grubwithus, a community where friends and future friends create and join group meals, is teaming up with gas•tron•o•my to give away $100 in dining credit. Through the service, grubbers can browse and reserve meals online, and then meet, socialize, and build relationships over great food. Meals typically cost between $28 to $34, which includes a family-style meal, tax, and tip. Paying in advance eliminates the awkward check-splitting that often occurs at large group meals. Whew!
is currently available in most metropolitan areas of the U.S. and Canada including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City, which means that this giveaway is open to food lovers from sea to shining sea.
“$100 Dining Credit with Grubwithus” Giveaway
I have $100 in Grubwithus dining credit to give away to ONE lucky gas•tron•o•my reader. To qualify for the giveaway, please leave a comment with your name and email address in the appropriate fields, and your answer to the following question: Dinner for three. Anybody in history dead or alive. Who are your guests?
I’ll be selecting the winner based on the sheer awesomeness of his or her response. All entries must be received by Monday, November 5, 2012 at midnight PST. Good luck!
gas•tron•o•my is teaming up with Serve from American Express to curate a list of “10 Things to Eat Before you Die” as part of the “10,000 Pennies for Your Thoughts” campaign.
Serve is a digital prepaid account from American Express that makes paying and being paid simple. It is an alternative to debit and other prepaid cards that’s loaded with features and benefits including roadside assistance, purchase protection, and entertainment perks. It helps users easily organize money, send and receive funds, and manage payment requests—all from a single, unified online account.
“10,000 Pennies for Your Thoughts” Giveaway
I will be giving away $100 to TEN lucky gas•tron•o•my readers. To enter, please visit this dedicated Facebook page and add your suggestion to my Top 10 list.
I will be choosing the TEN most mouthwatering entries to populate a universal bucket list—if yours is one of them, you win 10,000 pennies ($100)! All entries must be received by Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:59 EST. Good luck!
Eleven Madison Park is one of New York City’s most popular fine-dining establishments, and one of only a handful to receive three Michelin stars and four stars from the New York Times. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Daniel Humm and General Manager Will Guidara since 2006, the restaurant has soared to new heights and has become one of the premier dining destinations in the world.
The Astronomer and I dined at Eleven Madison Park this past spring and had a beautiful time. Not only was the food and plating stunning, but the service was friendly yet polished. We can’t imagine a trip to New York without a meal here from this point forward. This place is a gem.
Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook is a sumptuous tribute to the unforgettable experience of dining in the restaurant, where the latest culinary techniques are married with classical French cuisine. The book features more than 125 sophisticated recipes, arranged by season, adapted for the home cook, and accompanied by stunning full-color photographs by Francesco Tonelli.
“Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook” Giveaway
I have TWO copies of Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook to give away to TWO gas•tron•o•my readers. To qualify for the giveaway, please leave a comment with your name and email address in the appropriate fields, and your answer to the following question: What is your favorite New York City restaurant? For two more chances to win, follow me on Twitter (@GastronomyBlog) and/or on Facebook. Then, leave additional comments on this post to let me know.
I’ll be using a random number generator to choose the winner. All entries must be received by Friday, November 25, 2011 at midnight PST. Good luck!
The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook features 2,000 of the magazine’s greatest hits—hits that belong in the repertoire of any cook who cares about recipes that work. When Christopher Kimball launched Cook’s Illustrated in 1992, he envisioned a cooking magazine unlike any other—one where a mad-scientist approach to developing recipes would result in dishes that would never disappoint. These recipes have now been gathered into a landmark cooking reference that spans appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, poultry, meat, yeasted breads, cookies, cakes, and much more.
In addition to foolproof recipes, the book highlights the test kitchen’s most ground-breaking work, such as why you should reach for a skillet rather than a wok when stir-frying; the best way to thaw meat; how to accurately test meat for doneness; why you should brine beans for best results; and more. With 2,000 recipes spanning every dish you’d ever want to make, the Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook will keep both novice and practiced cooks cooking for a lifetime and guarantees impeccable results.
“Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook” Giveaway
I have ONE copy of the Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook to give away to ONE gas•tron•o•my reader. To qualify for the giveaway, please leave a comment with your name and email address in the appropriate fields, and your answer to the following question: What is your favorite cookbook? For two more chances to win, follow me on Twitter (@GastronomyBlog) and/or on Facebook. Then, leave additional comments on this post to let me know.
I’ll be using a random number generator to choose the winner. All entries must be received by Friday, October 28, 2011 at midnight PST. Good luck! ** The contest is over. The winner is Kristin. Congrats! **