Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Be Mantia's Sandwich Chef for a Day!

  It's easy! Just submit your idea for the perfect sandwich for Mantia's. Our crew will pick the five most appealing to them, and we will feature them as sandwich specials the week of June 2. If we gets lots and lots of good ideas, we'll extend into the following week.

The sandwich that sells the most will be named after its creator, and honored with a permanent place on our rotating list of sandwich specials. The person who submits it will enjoy dinner for two at Mantia's.

Votes may also be cast on our new Facebook page in a special section. You may also submit your recipe on our Facebook page.

In addition to the fame and fortune that the winner will enjoy, Mantia's will donate $1.00 for each of the special sandwiches sold during that week to the Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee.

Ask one of our associates for an entry form and let's get rolling!
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Saturday, May 10, 2008

A food trivia game--for serious foodies!

My sister and I always exchange "Day After Christmas" presents, and this year she gave me a food trivia game. With a lot going on to limit my personal free time, I hadn't gotten into it until recently.

Now I can't wait to have my foodie friends over to play it. With 1000 questions in five different categories, from food history and culinary expertise to dining etiquette and famous chefs, it promises a good way to spend an evening.

It may be available locally, but you can also order it online at Sur La Table (which is where the image above came from), for $18.95 plus shipping.

How about a food trivia play-off some Saturday afternoon at Mantia's?

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The world's most expensive champagne?

The world's most expensive champagne, popping the records at 4,166 euros (around $6600.00) for a personalised bottle of bubbly, were sold in March, targeting a "super-rich" global elite. There were only 100 cases available and they apparently went fast.

Each case purchaser was brought to Epernay, in the Champagne region of France, for a private meeting with the cellar master, Hervé Deschamps, where they stayed in Perrier-Jouet's chateau for the visit.

Hmm...$6600 a bottle comes out to $1100 a glass. Maybe it's just my cheapskate mentality, but it sounds like more of a vanity than a pleasure!