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Chef Lea Live @ SFDC Culinarium!

2 Comments 02 November 2010

Images by Erin DeMartini and Sunghi Sonia Morsella

Chef Lea McIntosh presented “Chic Bites” at the San Francisco Design Center’s first Culinarium event! The audience reacted with oohs, aahs, laughter and clapping throughout her 60 minute demonstration. She talked Jeanine Hays of AphroChic through the steps of making three easy, cheesey, hors d’oeuvres: Stuffed Medjool Dates, Muscat Pear Marmalade over creamy gorgonzola cheese, and Truffle Honey Holiday Baked Brie.

Here are a few scenes from the live event…

Lea organizes and sets everything in place prior to the live demonstration.

SFDC’s Rhonda Hirata gives Chef Lea a warm and welcoming introduction.

Lea brings in her “newbie” cook…Jeanine Hays from AphroChic.

Jeanine’s soulful, chic pillows from her Dreamland Collection are eye candy for the audience (oh, and one lucky guest got to take one home!).

Newbie cooking moment…

More cooking action…

Jeanine and Lea pose with fan, Emily Mai Enriquez.

A few questions afterward and then Lea invites the audience over to the Duralee showroom for some serious “Chic Bites” tasting!

Pear Muscat Marmalade
Yields: 1 quart

2 ½ pounds Bartlett or d’Anjou pears, peeled, cored, and chopped
½ pound Granny Smith tart apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
2 cups sweet Muscat dessert wine
3 cups granulated sugar
¼ cup fresh tangerine juice
2 teaspoons tangerine zest
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Chef Lea Serves Spagria & Greek Yogurt Dips
at a Palo Alto’s Destino Spa Beauty Event

Comments Off 26 October 2010

Destino Spa is one of the premiere day spas located Palo Alto California, the hub of the fast-paced tech world. Destino owner Christine Rivera offers the highly stressed a haven for quiet reflection and the ultimate pampering. In late September, she hosted the spa’s first Beauty Event in celebration of her clients and community. Guests were treated to mini-massages, facials, expert tips, and gifts galore! People flocked to the event and guests were bursting out of the doors and into the street. Chef Lea McIntosh treated everyone to her Gone Greek Yogurt Dips, and Rose Rejuvenation and Lilac Spirit Spagrias.

The Spicy Chipolte Greek Yogurt Dip is featured in Issue No. 3.

Our latest issue of Nesting Newbies’ digital magazine was on view too!

Christine Rivera, Chelsea Brown, Charina Rivera, and Paige Hay…celebrating an evening of beauty : )

Lots of Spagria sipping!

It’s okay to splurge…and the mini-cupcakes by Jen’s Cakes are worth the indulgence.

Corina Crysler, co-founder and product formulator, was on hand to share the amazing benefits of her GliSODin Skin Nutrients.

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