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Feastival 2016 Recap!

World-Class cities need world-class culture. Feastival celebrates both our artistic and culinary scenes—two great economic engines that push Philadelphia forward.
~Richard Vague, FringeArts Board President
I couldn’t agree more. Philadelphia’s Feastival, has become a world-class celebration, and I’m a proud sponsor of this benefit for the FringeArts since 2011.

To see how far it has come from […]

Bottoms Up! My Trip to New Orleans!

I’ve always wanted to go to New Orleans. New Ahhhhlans. You have to say it like that. I’m serious.

A few weeks ago, to celebrate my wedding anniversary, I got my wish and the hubby and I headed down to NOLA! Truly, there’s no other place like it in the world.

New Orleans has such a […]

Hot damn! I’m a DAME!

A Dame d’Escoffier that is. I couldn’t be more thrilled or honored to announce that I’ve been accepted into the Philadelphia Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, “a worldwide society of women dedicated to creating a culture in the community that fosters excellence and promotes the achievement of women in culinary professions through educational and charitable activities.”
I […]

September 15th, 2016|Chef Jacquie's Blog|0 Comments|

Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia 2016: 5,000 Lights in the Sky

Dîner en Blanc—what is it? Are you curious? Wanna find out more?
Then take the journey that I just experienced this year with Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia 2016…
It’s been surreal—the whole experience…it started last year when I attended for my first time, at the Navy Yard. Even though it rained I had a great time. […]

Best of Philly Soirée 2016!

So last night, my culinary partner in crime, Lisa Lusby, and I went to The Best of Philly Soirée at Dilworth Park, right there at City Hall.

You know, when I go to these events, I actually sort of get butterflies in my stomach! I’m always full of excitement and not knowing what to expect, […]

Rosemary Garlic and Olive Oil Infused White Bean Pureé


Rosemary Garlic and Olive Oil Infused White Bean Pureé

1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

6 large cloves of garlic peeled

2 springs of fresh rosemary

2 15.5 oz cans of Cannellini beans

In a large frying pan over medium heat add the olive oil and the garlic and rosemary just until the aroma releases. Then add the […]

White Hot Dîner en Blanc Menu 2016!

Wednesday night’s pop-up shop event at Williams Sonoma at the Bellevue was white hot—and just stoked my excitement for Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia 2016!

So here’s the thing about DEB–the location is kept a total secret until only minutes before–and each guest has to bring everything needed for a “chic pop up picnic”–food, china, settings, […]

Dîner en Blanc Pop-Up Shop Tonight at the Bellevue!

Join me tonight at Williams Sonoma at the Bellevue! There will be a Pop-Up Shop with fabulous vendors offering all things white–from fascinators to centerpieces!  I will be suggesting menu ideas and will show you how to pack up your meal for Dîner en Blanc!

Here’s a link to the event on Facebook for all […]

Summer Lovin’ at Bank and Bourbon!


My 4th of July weekend this year was packed with summer flavor and flair courtesy of Bank & Bourbon, “where traditional American fare and techniques are re-imagined and made totally new with a modern twist.” Perfect for Independence Day, no?

Jaimi Blackburn of the Loews Hotel was so gracious to invite me to a tasting […]

The Dîner en Blanc Preview Party!

The season of white is back in the City of Brotherly Love!  Philadelphia’s Dîner en Blanc geared up for its 5th year at the Preview Party last night at Reading Terminal and yours truly was lucky enough to be there!

Dîner en Blanc is a coveted, mysterious global dining event that began in Paris—one […]

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