- Posted February 13, 2014 by
Behind the scenes of the news room - how one restaurant heats up romance this Valentine's Day
As a public relations practitioner, I'm always landing at news stations and watching things behind the scenes.
Today's visit was at Good Day Tampa Bay's Fox 13 where an amazing Mediterranean-style restaurant was interviewed and talked about the 'perfect pairing' of food and wine; and how to have the perfect pairing this Valentine's Day.
They brought their ingredients, dishes cooked fresh, and the pairings of poured wine.
The ingredients they brought were for a ceviche dish that a couple can make together that is both easy - and romantic! The seafood dish cooks itself in the grapefruit, lemon and lime juices that are added. The aroma was amazing.
The other dishes were a cheesy risotto, a lobster tail and a chocolate lava cake. The pairings of wine were explained for their flavor, blends and how they truly complement the tastes.
The segment was fun and involved two beloved anchors, Russell Rhoades and Anne Dwyer as they helped make the ceviche and learned about the dishes.
I was truly impressed as this team educated me about the flavors and backgrounds of each dish. At 9 a.m. I was hungry!
It's lights, camera, and action and in about three-to-five minutes the interview is done and everyone enjoyed their time.
That's what life is like behind the scenes and a little insight on how the news is made.