Myself and other top influencers were shown to a private room where we were given our first cocktail of the afternoon. Truth be told, I am not typically a vodka person. However, Ciroc has always been a line of vodka that I can rely on to be consistently delicious and top quality. The drinks did not disappoint at all.
We went right into some amazing dishes that incorporated Ciroc into their recipes. This might have been my favorite course, Crab Stuffed Lemon Heads with Chardonnay Cream Sauce. The crab cake was definitely more crab meat than filling (which can be the worst). What brought this dish over the top was the combination of the chardonnay sauce with the lemon. Grilled lemon is by far one of my favorite things in the world. A little squeeze over the crab cake and POW! Small bite, huge flavor.
Next we had Petite Filet Mignon with Wild Herb Demi Glaze. Jesus take the wheel. The kobe beef melted in your mouth. It was absolutely to die for.
Last but definitely not least was the Mini Sweet Auburn Seafood Burger made with angus beef, blackened shrimp and topped with Tiger Sauce. Although I really liked the slider, I found the taste of Siracha to be a bit much. Even as a fan of Siracha, I hate to see it used too much in foods that are not crappy take-out. And believe me when I say that this is an item you definitely want to try on their menu. The slider could stand on its own without the spicy Siracha.
For dessert they served us a Sea Salt Caramel Cheesecake Shooter which was actually served in a champagne glass. Thank goodness too. It was so decadent and indulgent that I would have been heart broken if I all I got were a few bites. I didn’t even get a great picture of the dessert because I inhaled it. So enjoy this beautiful shot by Milla Williams of Happily Eating. If you click the picture you will be brought to her review of this event, and her pictures are amazing!
This entire brunch was an amazing introduction to the Ciroc brand. Not only did we get to sample some amazing cocktails but we got to see how versatile the product is by seeing how Chef Sammy Davis used it in our tasting menu.
If you have the chance, swing in and check out Sweet Auburn Seafood and tell them Eating with Erica, Ashley the Brand and Good Eats: Mundial sent you!
Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this post. The delicious drinks and food were provided by Ciroc and Sweet Auburn Seafood. It in no way influenced my opinions and views, which are 100% honest and come from my own personal experience.