Nichelle Stephens
Cooking Up A Recipe For Prosperity
Baked Book Party and FreshDirect Event

Nato, Matt, Niche and RKB, originally uploaded by nichellest.

Tonight, I went to the book party for Baked at PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO. Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, the owners of Baked in Red Hook, have written their first cookbook,  Baked: New Frontiers in Baking, which is full of delicious recipes for cakes, brownies, whoopie pies and cupcakes. The Chocolate Malted cupcakes pictured above are so yummy!

Artisanal Cheese and Wine At USQ

Before going to the Baked event, I stopped by the FreshDirect event at Union Square Wine and Spirits.  The event was to promote the FreshDirect’s new online wine store partnership With USQ Wine Store.  There was cheese and wine pairings, sake with edamame,  a few Spanish wines and a really spicy ginger cocktail made with Canton.  I especially liked the Llopart Rose Brut Cava so I may get some for the holidays since they will be here soon.  At the event, I met a couple of writers from Crain’s,  a very cool former model who is a foodie, and actress Robin Mattson who played Heather on General Hospital back in the day. Plus, I talked to fellow foodbuzz blogger Miss Ginsu and the very nice publicists at MWW.

  • http://theambershow.net amber of theambershow

    I love baked! I just stopped there a few days ago to get some treats for my husband’s birthday. The caramel salted cupcakes were to die for.

    Matt and Renato are cute!

  • http://www.missginsu.com missginsu

    It was great chatting with you! I was actually so pleased with that Canton cocktail, I bought a bottle of the stuff. Should make some killer brownies, I’m thinkin’. :)

    Cheers!
    Miss G.