Category Archives: February

A “Taste” of Cincinnati

Drink Fleuri Palm Court
I highly recommend visiting Cincinnati like a tourist and puttering about for an afternoon.  The elegant, if somewhat unhappy, Cincinnatian was our host due to a Hotwire “surprise” booking. Batsakes bowler browsing and fedora fondling delighted my husband Gordon.   Updating my 10 year old mental catalogue of what I want at Tiffany’s while they watched us like hawks (alas, I am not a regular there), and a visit to Carew Tower’s Observation deck (a visual reminder of our city’s fabulous architecture) completed a WONDERFUL afternoon with my husband while our foyer floor was supposedly being refinished.  An all too typical contractor’s disappearance and a non-refundable room FORCED us to stand still for just one day.  THEN…Orchid’s filled my stomach, heart and soul where the Maisonette hole was residing…sometimes it’s just best to do the classics!  This DELICIOUS drink is the Fleuri from the bartenders at The Palm Court Bar.  If you’d like Lula’s riff on the drink, just ask for it for your next cocktail party!   As I remember fondly, I think to myself…sometimes things happen for a reason.  Now when we REALLY get our floor refinished we’ll be forced to do the same thing again, this time with a different itinerary and a whole new list of downtown Cincinnati experiences!

If you’re looking for something to do, or just want to improve your overall health, join me at New Riff Distillery and Event Center on March 9 for my cooking class and presentation “Feed Your Brain With Lula’s…O.W.N. IT!” from 6-8PM.  I sure would love to feed you!

A Valentine for You!

 

  I love VD.  Not the disease… … but I LOVE a chance to take a moment to reflect on love, and let those I love and respect know it, and to rethink my approach “in” love to all that I do.  I am in the middle of a special opportunity to feed lovers a valentine’s meal…and it makes me warm and fuzzy inside.  Makes me re-commit to myself to live my life in love ( and fun – life’s too short, remember!!).  I’m in love with a world that needs special care, people who need tenderness and empathy, situations that need humour, and I’m in love with what I wake up and do every day (and who I wake up with … I’m not slighting you, my fabulous hubby!!).  So here’s a pic of my most current heart… Macerated Mixed Cherries with Vanilla-Lemon Sabayon in Pastry Hearts…beating for all of you!!!

 

Lori Pierce (Lula)

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