Plan your perfect French party with Pinnacle® Vodka

This post is sponsored by Pinnacle® Vodka.

Most people are aware that French cuisine is one of the foundations of our culinary world, but what about libations and cocktails?

France has long been a leader in the spirit business including the vodka sector with Pinnacle® Vodka, an award-winning spirit. Pinnacle® Vodka comes from France’s Cognac Region also known as “Spirit Valley”.

It is the perfect foundation to your next France-themed party in your house.

Pinnacle® is the ultimate combination of quality and value. I often enjoy it on the rocks with some of my favorite foods.

Here are some suggestions on what to include in your next French-themed party alongside your Pinnacle® Vodka.

  • Cheese & Bread: Would it really be French without cheese and bread? Incorporate some Brie into your get-together. Brie is the best-known French cheese and is also known as “The Queen of Cheese”. Don’t forget some rye bread with it. These items are known to pair well with vodka.
  • French Phrases: Power up your French vocabulary for your get-together. Here are a few easy phrases you can wow your guests with.
    • Bienvenue (bee-ehn veh-noo) – Welcome
    • Merci (mehr-see) – Thank you
    • Comment allez-vous? (kom-mohn tah-lay voo) – How are you?
    • À la votre (a la voht-reu)! – to your health (a cheers saying)
    • Rentrez-bien, bonne soirée ! – Get home safe, good night!
  • French Music: Music creates a mood. Taking a quick search on music streaming websites will reveal tons of playlists for French dinner music. I’d recommend adding that to your party for an extra impact. France has many classic artists from various eras as well as quite catchy pop music these days.
  • French Art: Personally I’m a huge fan of Renoir from the Impressionism period, but France has long led in art and architecture in western civilization and you could find plenty of images to use as a backdrop to your get together.
  • Soccer: France made a huge win this year. If you need a backdrop for your get-together why not pull up one of their games and stream it on the television. France did an incredible job.

Amusez-vous bien! (Enjoy)

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Inaugural Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot on October 14th

Bern’s Steak House and Epicurean Hotel are having their inaugural Whiskey Tampa Foxtrot on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at the Epicurean Hotel located at 1207 South Howard Avenue.


The event will feature over 200 handcrafted whiskeys and artisan foods from local restaurant to complement the tasting. Educational seminars will also be held by industry experts. The event is for ages 21+.

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Restaurant partners include: Bern’s Steak House, Haven Tampa, Elevage, Locale Market, Parkshore Grill, and Rooster and The Till.

Tickets are now on-sale. VIP Admission is $150, General Admission (GA) is $95 and seminars cost $20. VIP includes early admission and exclusive bottle tastings and a special Markers Mark VIP Lounge.

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Proceeds will benefit Operation First Response. The mission of Operation First Response is to serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Heroes/Disabled Veterans and their families with personal and financial needs.