HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - We celebrate Valentine's Day with Chef Patrick Evans Hylton!
CHEERS TO Valentine’s Day
THE LOVAH POTION COCKTAIL
It’s Valentine’s Day, and time to make a love potion for your sweetie.
Our Lovah Potion is a sweet drink for the occasion. We like to use local vodka from Norfolk’s Reverend Spirits as the base.
Cherry juice and pineapple juice create a luscious flavor. The cherry juice, along with grenadine, creates a romantic hue. Here’s how you make the cocktail:
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 2 ounces vodka, 1-1/2 ounces pineapple juice, 1/2 ounce cherry juice, and 1 teaspoon grenadine. Shake vigorously and strain into a champagne flute. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Vodka comes from Reverend Spirits by R. D. Wilhelm Distillery, visit DrinkReverend.com
BE MY VALENTINE
BLACK FOREST CAKE FROM THE BIER GARDEN A SWEET TREAT
Forget a box of chocolates and give a chocolate cake for Valentine’s Day.
A Black Forest Cake is a German dessert of several layers of chocolate sponge cake. Between the layers are whipped cream and cherries. The cake is garnished with more whipped cream and cherries and chocolate shavings.
Our favorite local Black Forest Cake comes from The Bier Garden. The Bier Garden is a wonderful German restaurant in Old Town Portsmouth.
Order whole cakes for a special Valentine’s treat.
Cake comes from The Bier Garden, visit www.BierGarden.com
FABULOUS FOOD FIND
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
We love a good breakfast sandwich, and we may have found the ultimate.
At Irwin’s Fountain, inside Irwin’s Pharmacy, try the Breakfast Club. Two eggs with bacon, sausage, and cheese are stacked on three slices of French toast.
The sandwich is cut club-style and served with syrup for dipping. It’s as delish as it sounds.
Irwin’s has been serving soda fountain classics since 1934 in Chesapeake’s Indian River.
For more on Irwin’s Fountain, visit www.IrwinsPharmacy.com
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