Ladies Who Brunch: Sweet Auburn Seafood + Cîroc

I love brunch.

So much so that I have created a series strictly devoted to the meal. #ItIsThatSerious

A few weekends ago my girlfriend and blogger maven, Erica Key, invited me to a fabulous brunch hosted by the one and only Ashley "the brand" Cleveland! It was great to see Ashley again after meeting her at the Empire State South brunch. Still recovering from that one. Ashley could not have put on a better brunch, but I should have known.

With her long tenure in the marketing world, Ashley's current role as the Brand Marketing Manager for The Blue Flame Agency, a Sean Combs Enterprise, managing all brands under the portfolio including CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka, DELEÓN Tequila, AQUAHYDRATE, REVOLT TV, and Sean Jean has allowed her the opportunity to put on innovative events with Cîroc!

Upon our arrival, we were lead back to a private dining room. The luxurious space was decorated with beautiful arrangements created by Erin McClendis, Owner of E. Vincent Floral Design! See her stunning creations below.

Once we were all seated, Erica thanked us all again for coming out to support Sweet Auburn Seafood, and then turned the "mic" over to Ashley. Ashley let us in on the history of Cîroc, and informed us each course would be paired with a Cîroc cocktail! Fun Fact: Cîroc is distinguished from other vodkas by the fact that they derive it from grapes. Other vodka’s use corn, sorghum, rye, wheat, or potatoes. #GF 

First Course: Crab Stuffed Lemon Heads With Chardonnay Cream Sauce
Cîroc Breeze: Cîroc Peach + Cîroc Pineapple fresh lemon topped with grapefruit juice

We were even lucky enough to meet the chef himself. Chef Sammy Davis came out after the first course to see how we were enjoying everything. And explained that each dish was prepared using Cîroc in some way! #Bonus #CîrocInfusion

Second Course: Petite Filet Mignon with Wild Herb Demi Glaze
Waterloo: Cîroc Pineapple watermelon schnapps 3 basil leaves sour mix

Third Course: Mini Sweet Auburn Seafood Burger with Tiger Sauce Peach
*Peach Old Fashioned: Cîroc Peach raspberry muddled orange and raspberry puree top with ginger beer

Fourth Course: Sea Salt Caramel Cheese Cake Shooter
Peach Dream Creme: Cîroc Peach caramel vodka half and half

What a lovely (and yummy) brunch! And no event that Ashley or Erica put on wouldn't be complete without a swag bag. It's like a goody bag, but better! Make-up from NARS and a sugar scrub from SAFI Spirit. Already planning my next GNO, so that I can test out my new products!

*Hands down my favorite cocktail of the brunch! Light, refrshing and who doesn't love ginger beer? I will definitely be recreating this gem at home. And so can you! Full recipe below:

Peach Old Fashioned 
1.5oz Cîroc Peach
.5oz Cîroc Raspberry
Muddled orange and raspberry puree
Top with ginger beer
Serve in a rocks glass 

 As always, follow @kalemekelly on Instagram and let me know what new restaurants you're loving! Use the hashtag #KaleMeKelly + #CirocsSummer if  when you make that Old Fashioned. Cheers!

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