When in doubt I recommend going with your heart.
In the case of longtime senior sales manager Jim Barto, everyone at the Atlanta Hilton Downtown did the right thing down to the last detail.
Give up cookies for dark chocolate-covered strawberries? These tips, and others, can make your event one that runs on energy and clear thinking.
The crux of this Monthly Morsel is trust, when it's earned and when it's not.
I'm thrilled that my column smacking a bit on Dallas' private dining scene did exactly what I wanted it to do: Get people talking.
What I've discovered in my years as a culinary consultant around the world is that the hospitality community in any given city can take on a particular nuance. Dallas is no exception.
Imagine a milkshake spiked with chocolate-cherry liqueur and topped with whip, crushed chocolate wafers and a cherry. Who'd miss this meeting?