When your life is being the “host with the most,” throwing the perfect party is all in a day’s work. Chuck Pennington, innkeeper of Wilmington’s four-diamond bed and breakfast inn, The Verandas, is a party pro. He follows the same party planning protocol for the flawless functions at The Verandas, whether the guest list is 10 or 200. With his tips for a perfect party, you can too.
We love this variation on gazpacho, made with a secret short cut that packs lots of Carolina flavor.
Cool Spring nights in North Carolina are perfect for a soul-warming bowl of chili The Verandas, especially if you tuck around the chimenea, under the stars, with a local craft beer.
This tea bread – dessert loaf, breakfast bread – is the most delightful banana bread we’ve ever had. So moist it’s truly a combination of banana bread and bread pudding.
Feeling generally blech? Fighting a head cold, or suffering through the flu? Whether you need a little comfort food, or you’re up next to take care of someone who is ailing, we suggest a huge pot of Chuck Pennington’s Roasted Chicken Soup. The key to the wonderful flavors is to cook each ingredient separately, rather then dumping everything into a stewpot.
From our regular contributors, friends at Port City Vegan, to a special offering from five-star Bed & Breakfast Inn The Verandas, these are recipes Port City Foodies will enjoy. We offer appetizer recipes, entrees, outstanding party food, and dessert recipes. Try a Port City Foodie-tested recipe, and let us know how you served it withRead More
Zuban Glacé The Verandas is an elegant dessert, at once breathtakingly elegant and deceptively simple. This lovely cake will stun guests with its Old World sophistication. It will not disappoint with layers of flavor. With liberal applications of Kirsch, and Sherry-flavored whipping cream, this is reminiscent of a trifle or other liqueur soaked desserts.
Simple pineapple boats are not an oxymoron. When you know how to slice a pineapple to create a lovely pineapple boat for breakfast, making a dozen or more is simple as… pi – neapple.
Heads up, Port City Foodies! Did you miss any of these feature stories? Port City Foodie is out and about, compiling the best lists of restaurants and foods, checking in at our favorite specialty food markets, and letting Wilmingtonians and visitors to the Cape Fear region know what’s going on. We’ve got a great foodieRead More