Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Birthday to me!!!!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!

Today is my birthday and as a girl from the south, I love Mint Juleps!!! So, share one with me to celebrate my special day :-)

--Dr. April



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Official launch of Dinner With Nerds!


         The Official Launch of Dinner With Nerds, LLC took place at ChaChah Restaurant in Nashville, TN on August 24th, 2012. We had such a blast unveiling the new Dinner With Nerds Food Blog that we could hardly contain ourselves!!

              We enjoyed some flavorful tapas menu items created by Executive Chef, Arnold Myint, and sipped on tasty libations. The Dinner With Nerds Food Blog lets our "Pictures Good Enough to Eat™ speak for themselves so please enjoy them below!!!!

              We'd like to thank ChaChah Restaurant for superb service during the night of our Food Blog launch. The dining space is beautiful and the waitresses along with Brooke, the manager, attended to our every need! Check them out at www.chachahnashville.com


            The launch of Dinner With Nerds took place in conjunction with Dr. April's birthday dinner and Juanita Cousins of Sweet Music Cakes created a beautiful Chanel Inspired birthday cake for us to enjoy! Check out Sweet Music Cakes at www.sweetmusiccakes.com


Shrimp a la Plancha w/Pineapple & Charred Onion



 That fabulous Shrimp a la Plancha again!
  
Pan Seared Halibut - Heirloom Tomato, Oyster Mushroom, Farmer's Market Peas, Truffle Pea Foam

 This Pan Seared Halibut was great and extremely flavorful!
  
Pork Loin Roulade - Roasted Granny Smith Apple, House Bacon, Vidalia Onion, Local Grits, Pickled Okra, Sweet Corn Puree

Beautiful Chanel Inspired Cake created by Juanita Cousins of Sweet Music Cakes. We could not get enough of the sweet goodness of this cake!



 Sangria crafted from St. Germain

Local Free Range Chicken - Truffle Fingerling Potatoes, Broccoli Rabe, Scallion Pesto, Seasonal Herbs

Dr. April preparing to debut Dinner With Nerds on her iPad....technology is so awesome isn't it!?!?

 Salmon Crudo - Avocado, Jalapeno, Cilantro Lime, Sea Salt

 The ChaChah Cocktails menu

Chanel-Paris themed decor

 Sweet Music Cakes - www.sweetmusiccakes.com

 Top Chef Lamb Meatballs with Tabouli

Table Decor for the evening

  
Warm Brussels Sprouts - Marcona Almonds, Thai Chili, Red Onion, Smoked Vinegar, Shaved Zamorano

Dr. April: "Hands down, the BEST Brussels Sprouts I've ever had!"

 Dr. Carmen April - Founder/Creative Director of Dinner With Nerds, LLC

 The birthday girl, Dr. Carmen April, with her Chanel Inspired birthday Cake


Here is a SNEAK PEAK to our "In The Kitchen" Episode of Dinner With Nerds featuring Marcia Jervis, owner of The Mad Platter Restaurant in Nashville, TN


We revealed this interview during the Dinner With Nerds Launch......

ChaChah menu


 The Executive Chef of ChaChah, Arnold Myint

A nice cocktail always makes the evening more fun!

Dr. Carmen April sharing Foodie Stories with her guests



Top Chef Lamb Meatballs - Herbed Quinoa, Tabouli, Cilantro Yogurt, Lemongrass











The Dinner With Nerds Food Blog™ has now officially Launched!!!




 Introducing the Dinner With Nerds Food Blog!!!!

Dinner With Nerds, There's a NEW Cool Table™

We hope you have enjoyed these pictures from the official launch of Dinner With Nerds and the Dinner With Nerds Food Blog and encourage you to check back often for the latest updates.

You can also check out our main page at www.DinnerWithNerds.com and add yourself to our newsletter list.

Remember to check us out on our Facebook Page, Twitter Page, and on Pinterest !!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thanks for visiting the Dinner With Nerds Food Blog!

Thanks for visiting The Dinner With Nerds Food Blog™!!!! In the next day or so we will be adding pictures from our official launch so stay tuned!!!!

Don't forget to check out our full website at www.dinnerwithnerds.com. There you will find the links to our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Welcome to Dinner With Nerds

Hi Dinner With Nerds Fans!!

I want to officially welcome you to the Dinner With Nerds Food Blog™!!! You are certainly in for a treat as we bring you "Pictures Good Enough to Eat™" from some great restaurants!

The Dinner With Nerds Food Blog™ just launched last night! Thank you for being one of the very first visitors to our page. Make sure to check back often for updates, food pictures, and video interviews with chefs, restaurant owners and successful people over dinner. You can also sign up for the Dinner With Nerds Newsletter by visiting our main website, www.dinnerwithnerds.com and entering your email address.

Check back tomorrow to see preview pictures from the Blog Launch at ChaChah Restaurant in Nashville, TN!!!

You are now on the BLOG portion of Dinner With Nerds, but make sure to check out our main website at www.dinnerwithnerds.com for more information.....................

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Welcome to the Dinner With Nerds Food Blog™

Hi there! Welcome to the VERY 1st POST to the Dinner With Nerds Food Blog!

 I'm SUPER Excited about this new blog that I have created to express my love for food! I've been taking pictures of my food since I was in college about 12 years ago. It started mostly with food pictures taken on vacations. I've been into scrapbooking for quite some time and I always included pictures from restaurants to complete the vacation story. With the evolution of camera phones such as the iPhone, I am now always equipped to take pictures of food from various restaurants.

This picture was taken during the Summer of 2012 at the Nashville Farmer's Market. It was over 100 degrees that day and many of the vendors were concerned about the heat ruining the produce. These fresh strawberries beat the heat and were a perfect afternoon snack on a hot southern summer day!