I wanted to put up this post before I left for London, but alas, dummy me, I realized morning of my flight that my passport was expired! I called those expensive expediting companies but by 10am, there was nothing they could do to get me on a 7:30pm flight. First, I panicked and cried. Then, I called the passport agency who told me I couldn’t go without an appointment. Luckily, I went anyway, and when I got there, it wasn’t really an issue, just a lot of waiting. I was still nervous the whole time, thinking that they may not finish making my new passport in time, but I had it in hand just a little past 4:30 pm. I jumped a cab to meet my friends for the AirTrain and we all rejoiced in disbelief, and one more time when I finally landed in London.

pom cocktail and seating cards

Ok, back to what I was going to post. Right before leaving, I went to a lovely dinner at Eleven Madison Park 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010 hosted by POM, the company known for pomegranate juice. We enjoyed being in a small group of bloggers in one of the private rooms upstairs, where we could really talk and learn about their products: the fresh pomegranate fruit, the juice, concentrated juice, tea, and more.  Did you know those little seeds, the part we eat, are called arils? I didn’t.

Crab, avocado, pomegranate 2

Each course, amuse, appetizer, entree, and dessert was made with pomegranate. Cocktails too and a virgin one for me. Everything was a piece of modern art, almost too stunning to eat. The colors were vibrant and fall-perfect. We were especially impressed by the entrees because of the quality of meat. The chicken and lamb were some of the best we’ve tasted where their natural flavors were showcased in tender juicy pieces.

Chicken, grilled mushroom, pomegranate 3

Do you eat the hard part inside the seed or spit it out? There’s no “right” way, just preference. Lon eats it. I spit it out.

Lamb, cabbage, butternut and pomegranate

And, if you’ve never tried a pomegranate, now is your chance to win some!! We left with a great goodie bag and we want to share it with one of our readers. It’s been months since our last give- away. (That was May but then I got pregnant in June and you know the rest…)

POM Goodies Give-Away: All you have to do is leave a comment here (and a way for me to contact you) by Friday, October 22 at 3 pm. One winner will be selected randomly. Sorry, shipping to the US only (but you can enter as a non-U.S resident and give your prize to someone you know in the US if you want). The POM Goodies include:

  • Rubies in the Orchard (book) – The POM Queen’s Secrets to Marketing Just About Anything
  • pack of 2010 Chef Series recipes
  • 2 coupons for a free pomegranate
  • 2 coupons for a free bottle of POM juice
  • 2 coupons for a $1 off POMx

Pom red velvet

…and the winner is #26: Roxanne!

I swear I used random.org but my screenshot is not working.

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