Tasting Event: Viva the New Starbucks VIA® Flavored Coffees

Written by on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 with 2 comments

Yesterday Jordana (Clutch22), Wendy (nitro_licious) & I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive tasting event & scent dinner featuring the new Starbucks VIA® Flavored Coffees, hosted by Chandler Burr, The New York Times scent critic. The event took place at Tom Colicchio’s new, beautiful restaurant – Riverpark (def doing a Date Night post on this fabulush resty!).

We began dinner w. a delish cocktail made with an iced version of the new Starbucks VIA® Flavored Coffees…

Then, New York Times scent critic Chandler Burr discussed the invisible, olfactory menu of scents from each of the new Starbucks VIA®  flavors: Mocha, Caramel, Cinnamon Spice &  Vanilla.

Each flavor was paired with a delish culinary dish designed to highlight the scent & flavor nuances of the natural ingredients used to create the new VIA®  flavors…

Mocha VIA paired w. a chicken skewer & chocolate mole sauce

Caramel VIA paired w. braised pork belly & banana

Cinnamon Spice VIA paired w. roasted squash w. beef & roasted pumpkin seeds

Vanilla VIA paired w. panna cotta & apple slaw

The tasting dinner was absolutely beautiful & paired up perfectly. And…each of us went home w. a lovely gift bag filled with some great items!

Dahlings – have you tried Starbucks VIA® Flavored Coffees yet?


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