Dressing... it's not just for salad, is it? A few months ago I participated in a challenge from Girard's Dressings to create a recipe using one of their products that stretched the idea of the usual dressing use - going beyond salad.
Do you remember the No-Cook Summer Heirloom Tomato Sauce with Fresh Herbs I put together in August? Using Girard's Old Venice Italian, that recipe launched me on a path I'm incredibly excited to follow.
|Get the recipe here|
With a recipe dating back to the mid 1930's, my mom says her father actually ate at the Girard's French Restaurant on Ellis St., in San Francisco, where Girard's Original French Dressing first came to be.
Easily recognizable in their familiar triangular-shaped bottles, Grirard's was a staple in our kitchen when I was little, and I smiled as my neighbor's 12-year old daughter pointed to the Champagne Dressing in my now grown up kitchen, exclaiming, "Oh! That one's my favorite!". Her smile grew even larger when I handed her the bottle to take home after she helped me style and shoot a few photos.
Girard's Culinary Collective - 2014
|Ruthie of Cooking with Ruthie, Kim (me - Liv Life), Amy of Our Everyday Diners, Danelle of Let's Dish, Becky of Vintage Mixer and Julie of A Little Bite of Life|
Amazingly talented ladies, I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to be a part of this group. Their winning recipes for the challenge included Slow Cooker Balsamic Pulled Pork Tacos, Balsamic Flank Steak with Grilled Pears and Gorgonzola, Barista Balsamic Pork Ragout, Blackberry Barista Balsamic Marscarpone Tartlettes, and a fabulous Watermelon Wedge Salad Recipe.
Part of our foodie adventure landed us in Seattle's Miller's Guild Restaurant where we spent an evening with the esteemed Chef Jason Wilson who prepared us a six-course meal featuring Girard's Dressing in every course. See my restaurant review post to get a rundown of each dish (including appetizers and an amazing specialty cocktail!).
Girard's Dressing Giveaway
But today, I am excited to share a Griard's opportunity with you! Partnering with Girard's and my fellow Collective participants, we are giving away a four-pack of Girard's Dressings (Champagne, White Balsamic, Greek Vinaigrette, and Caesar) to 20 lucky recipients.
Open from today (Monday, October 20th) for one week (through Sunday, October 27th), just participate in the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to receive a Girard's Care Package of your own. With twenty 4-packs ready for the road, you're chances are looking good!
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What would you do with your Girard's Dressing??
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