By Jeanette Settembre / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, September 30, 2013, 3:33 PM Comment Mark Von Holden Chef Dale Talde’s Kung Pao Chicken made with McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets, sweet and sour sauce, rice wine vinegar, peanuts and iceberg lettuce. Related Stories Who gives a hoot about pretty girls as waitresses?Its no reason to block Hooters from Brooklyn Leave it to celebrity chefs to make McDonalds fast food fancy. To counter negative attitudes toward its food, McDonalds held a chef event dinner at Three Sixty restaurant in Tribeca on Thursday night featuring dishes made by nationally recognized chefs using basic McDonalds ingredients elevating the drive-thru experience to fine dining. Mark Von Holden Photography Chef James Tahhan, cooking show star on Telemundo, prepares his Tortilla Esponola with an apple and cucumber chipotle salad made with McDonalds chipotle barbecue and honey mustard sauces I just want people to think differently about our ingredients, McDonalds Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut told the Daily News. People see ingredients like a perfectly round egg on an Egg McMuffin and they think its not a real egg, but theyre fresh cracked eggs every day. I cant change what people believe. Just get to know us a little bit better. RELATED: MCDONALD’S TO OFFER FRUIT, SALAD AS SIDES Mark Von Holden Photography Chefs Aaron McCargo Jr., Jessica Foust, Dale Talde and James Tahhan pose with their fancy fast food at the McDonalds celebrity chef-dinner at Three Sixty restaurant in Tribeca on Thursday. Attendees, a mix of media and franchisees sipped mojitos made from McDonalds Mango Pineapple Smoothie base by the chains dietitian, Jessica Foust, and used forks and knives to cut into chicken nuggets and fries. The multicourse menu featured ingredients like McDonalds crispy chicken, sweet and sour sauce, chipotle barbecue sauce, hash browns, cheddar jack cheese and espresso. Mark Von Holden Photography McDonalds corporate chef and dietitian Jessica Foust served up a slow-cooked beef with blueberry pomegranate sauce and french fry gnocchi. Among the entrees was a Kung Pao Chicken appetizer made by Chef Dale Talde, a former Top Chef contender and owner of Talde in Park Slope, that uses Chicken McNuggets sweet and sour sauce served in a bed of iceberg lettuce. RELATED: MAN ORDERS MCEVERYTHING SANDWICH IN MCDONALD’S Next, Telemundo cooking show star Chef James Tahhan prepared a tortilla espanola with garlic aioli served with a zesty apple and cucumber salad, which was followed by a bold barbecue chicken dish by Chef Aaron McCargo Jr., season four winner of The Next Food Network Star, who used crispy chicken doused in chipotle barbecue sauce, applwood smoked bacon and cheddar jack cheese served over a crispy hash brown. But the most elaborate dish was Fousts slow-roasted beef with blueberry pomegranate sauce and gnocchi fries cooked down and stuffed with eggs and flour. While you wont be able to get a Big Mac-aroon a chocolate ganache-filled party favor eaters got to take home or a mango mojito, the chain announched a plan to offer healthy alternatives to fries like fruit and salad.
Celebrity Fashion Stylist Dana Tycher Reisman Launches DTR Styles Personal Shopping & Styling Service
Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 4 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Celebrity Cruises to launch ship-wide gaming Cruise Log Fran Golden, Special for USA TODAY 12:50 p.m. EDT September 26, 2013 Celebrity passengers will soon be able to play casino games even when they are not in a ship’s casino by downloading a free app. (Photo: Celebrity Cruises) Alaska SHARE 84 CONNECT 67 TWEET 4 COMMENTEMAILMORE For those who want to play poker at the pool and slots at dinner, Celebrity Cruises has teamed with Las Vegas-based Cantor Gaming for a cruise industry first mobile gaming you can access ship-wide. Celebrity passengers will soon be able to play casino games even when they are not in a ship’s casino by downloading a free application, Cantor Mobile Casino, to their smartphones or tablets via the ship’s Wi-Fi. PHOTO GALLERY: Tour a Celebrity ship After creating a “virtual wallet” at the ship’s casino desk to activate and fund their accounts, cruisers will be able to choose from games including slots, table games and video poker to play anywhere onboard. One caveat: The ship needs to be in international waters. “This state-of-the-art technology allows guests to play outside of the action-filled casino, whether relaxing by the pool, or waiting for their partner to get ready for their night of onboard dining and drinks, and will be an excellent addition to the edgy entertainment we offer onboard,” said Celebrity Cruises’ senior vice president of operations Greg Purdy, in a prepared statement. The Cantor gaming app is compatible with Apple and Android devices. The new technology will be installed on Celebrity’s five Solstice-class ships and four Millennium-class ships in coming months, Celebrity officials said. Fran Golden is the Experience Cruise expert blogger and a contributing editor of Porthole Magazine. She is the co-author of Frommer’s Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call. Golden is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away.
Celebrity chefs serve up fancy fast foods using McDonald’s ingredients
2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –New York based celebrity fashion stylist Dana Tycher Reisman will launch new personal shopping and styling service DTR Styles in October 2013, bringing a concierge service previously reserved for the wealthy to everyday women at an affordable price. DTR Styles offers customized personal shopping experiences and styling services that help women of all ages and backgrounds to discover, define and express their own unique, personality-driven style, giving them confidence that radiates both inside and out. Dana works closely with clients to understand their needs and goals in order to develop a unique style profile that suits their personality, lifestyle and budget. DTR Styles provides a range of services including style assessments, personal shopping and styling, special event styling, cyber styling, full wardrobe revamping and total makeovers. “Fashion can be frustrating and intimidating for many women,” says Dana. “By really getting to know my clients’ personalities, how they live and what they want whether they have a new job and want to dress for success, don’t know how to dress for their body type, want to look amazing for a big date, or just can’t find the time to shop for themselves I can help them find their own style and curate a wardrobe or offer guidance that will take the guess work out of shopping and make getting dressed everyday fun and easy.” Born and raised in New York City, celebrity fashion stylist and DTR Styles owner Dana Tycher Reisman spent her childhood playing dress-up amongst the clothes racks at Bergdorf’s and Barneys, and her high school years customizing her school uniforms, hoping to one day share her passion with others. Dana’s love of fashion led her to pursue a Bachelors of Business Administration at Parsons School of Design and then to the personal shopping department at The Americana Manhasset, where she gained extensive hands-on experience. Dana has also consulted on various projects for celebrity friends, photographers and designers. DTR Styles serves clients in New York City, the Hamptons, Los Angeles and Miami, in addition to offering style advice and guidance online. For more information about DTR Styles and Dana Tycher Reisman, please visit www.DTRStyles.com . @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module.