A review for Williams-Sonoma
This store carries the finest in culinary tools and products. It is a well-known brand name. This store was recommended to me because they carried The Marriage Frère Teas. So I went there to have a look. I noticed they carry many of Harney & Sons Teas and some Chai teas as well. They had this Chai Trio brand and it seemed to have been put out for me since perhaps they knew I was going to be there. Weird!
I remembered as I was perusing the teas, some man walked past me and around me to view up close what was on shelves. I suspect he was part of whatever was being played out. What I experience is not real. Anyhow, they have a whole section for cookbooks and as part of their April Culinary Activities on April 11, 2012 and their April cookbook club presenter will be Giada De Laurentiis of Weeknights with Giada will be there for a book signing.
Featured recipes and tasting menu:
Asparagus Soup with Herbed Goat Cheese
Crispy Chicken with Rosemary-Lemon Salt
Pasta alla Formiana
Broccoli Rabe with Pecorino and Lemon
Chocolate Mascarpone Pound Cake
The fee for this event is $75 per person; includes cookbook with signed bookplate 10% discount the night of the class. I was wondering why it cost so much until I saw and read the menu; so perhaps that is why.
I did take some photos of the shop upon entering and speaking with the store manager and a sale associates. Since I was purchasing the Chai Trio Tea, I had to ask them about preference for making it: with milk/soy or without? The sale associates said she liked it mainly with milk, not half or slim but whole milk and could have it either cold or warm. I could tell that she liked Chais.
I did see several items of interest, like The Beekman Boys Lavender Goat soap for $10.00 and there was this Kinfolk magazine that I mistook as a free sample book to take but this cost $18.00; I only was able to purchase the Chai tea.