Here are some snapshots of quirky and cool happenings from the world of food.
Glass of wine to go
The packaging seen in juice boxes may be logical for a one-serving equivalent of a box of wine, but a new product is maintaining the wine glass as the to-go model.
Enter Le Froglet, 187 ml of wine sealed with foil in a plastic-stemmed wine glass, available in Shiraz, rosé and Chardonnay varieties from the Languedoc region in France. The product was created by British entrepreneur James Nash. It’s packaged in a similar style to the single serving water cups that are given with airplane meal trays, with the same pull-of foil sealed top.
UK retailer Marks & Spencer, which bought the concept, is struggling to keep up with demand ever since it hit shelves on June 7. It gives a whole new meaning to the expression ‘one more for the road’ (for non-drivers of course)!
Haute dresses good enough to devour
At first glance, the train on the dress designed by Maria Chaconas appeared to be made from crystals, and the necklace sported by a former Miss DC looked as if it were fashioned from beads and wood. But the fluffy material trailing Chaconas’s Chronicles of Narnia-inspired White Witch dress was actually sugar, and the baubles adorning by a one-time Miss DC were a mixture of chocolate and sugar.
At Monday’s charity Des Alpes Chocolate Fashion Show in Washington DC, USA, only the name gave away what these culinary experts were really using to cook up their dream gowns.
Katie Musser, a first-time competitor, took first place with her Cruella De Ville-inspired creation, featuring a chocolate-covered dress cinched with a chocolate belt, and a fur stole edged with hanging chocolate balls.
Chef Chad Dunkin created an outfit inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. He created chocolate-dipped crows, which he perched around the model’s dress, and designed a chocolate purse, only to have it melt on the way to the show.