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That Good 'Ol Whiskey 

Bosscat Kitchen and Libations is in full swing of innovation. Despite the pandemic and constant closures of restaurants around the country they continue to push the envelope. Making it easier for their large and loyal fanbase to get what they want - good food and good libations. What they have done now is create a subscription whiskey box for the whiskey lovers. Whether for yourself or as a gift these boxes are perfectly curated with the best tasting whiskies you can find. They have scoured the globe for the best of the best and right at your doorstep in a beautifully crafted box is the taste of Bosscat you desire. The box you see featured was a special box I received for Father's Day giving the old fashion lovers everything they need to create the perfect old fashion. This box includes the bitters, sugar cubes, a bottle of choice whiskey, masher, stirrer, measuring cup, and strainer. No bar no problem... you can have the best libations at home with a curated choice to tantalize your senses.

 

                                                                         

Tasty Father's Day Treats 

I have been using Edible arrangements for years to send tasty treats to my clients as well as my family members and friends for various occasions. Stumped at what to get for your Dad? Well look no further Edible arrangements has something that everyone can enjoy.

 

                                       

Is the Maple Great? 

Great Maple is a low key unassuming spot sitting in the white bubble of Fashion Island. With nice rustic wood decor with open dining and an open patio this venue is a perfect sit-down for a plethora of scenarios. Whether it is to meet with friends, family, colleagues or a hot new date this place is the perfect choice. If the crowd and the wait list is any indication of how good this place is then this is a place you might want to put on to do list. With a pretty nice sized menu we went with some of Great Maple's highly recommended choices. 

 

First up we have a pickle bloody Maria. I figured it would be a pickle slice and some other garnish but what came to table was an eye full. A full dill pickle atop a salted rim and a perfectly mixed bloody. Definitely one of the best bloody's I've had in quite some time. This is one for the books. 

 

Next up is some good old lobster. Much like the rest of the world who feigns for the Maine, I love this sweet delectable crustacean. The Lobster Popover Benedict is a Great Maple specialty. Maine Lobster, arugula, hollandaise, smashed fingerling potatoes on a house-made popover. At first taste the hollandaise was quite bland however, my tastebuds were misinformed. The lobster perfectly salted brought everything together in one beautiful bite. The layers of flavors combined perfectly in every bite and this is a must try. 

 

 

 

Second offering is their classic take on chicken and waffles except with their hand made maple bacon donuts in lieu of the waffle. The presentation is quite amazing with buttermilk fried chicken thighs, maple bacon donuts drizzled in maple syrup.  While the presentation was amazing the flavors were not. The chicken left much to be desired, there was no seasoning and tasted like fresh flower and oil. Not a good look there. The donuts were perfect nice and fluffy with crisp tasty bacon and maple syrup was a nice delight. But the combo did not work well in my opinion at all. 

 

 

Now to wrap things up with dessert we ended on a definite high note. A personal apple pie made from scratch with a nice crispy crust a la mode topped with whip cream and fresh cheddar cheese was the perfect way to finish off a pretty great meal. Every bite had the nice golden crispiness of the crust with sweet apple and cinnamon and creamy ice cream. Perfect way to end a meal. 

 

 

Great Maple is a great place with great food, great wait staff, and an even better ambiance. 

 

To find more info about Great Maple:

http://thegreatmaple.com

1133 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660