Thanks so much to Chef Melissa Pelkey-Hass (The Front Porch Gourmet) and Leaning Ladder Premium Olive Oil and Vinegar for introducing me to Topper’s Rhum. Topper’s Rhum (the French spelling of rum) is handcrafted in St. Maarten using high quality ingredients and natural flavors
Chef Hass cooked up a storm for this event. She made a ton of dishes inspired by and using Topper’s Rhum as an ingredient. There’s a whole gallery of pictures of the food she served at the end of the post.
The Front Porch Gourmet’s resident mixologist Rob Green of Mix It Up Food & Beverage used Topper’s Rhum for some incredible cocktails like this delicious berry mojito. He created a spicy version as well.
Currently Toppers has six varieties of rum in their line including Mocha Mama, Carribean White, White Chocolate Raspberry, Banana Vanilla Cinnamon, Spiced and Coconut. The rums are great in cocktails but are also incredible to sip on their own or over ice. Visit their website to get more great recipes
Topper’s Rhum is beautifully presented in colorful, reusable swing top bottles. Topper’s Coconut Rhum is delicious and the bottle is one of my favorite colors, a pretty teal/ocean blue. I would re-purpose that bottle to hold dish soap in my kitchen. Collect a whole bunch of bottles to use for water at a dinner party, wouldn’t that look AMAZING on your table?! Hmmmm, I think I’m going to have to drink quite a bit of rum to get my collection going.
Here’s a gallery of the delicious treats Melissa created for us, click on the image to enlarge it so you can have a better look.
Homegirl’s Farm a USDA Certified Organic Grower in Woodstock, GA provided all the delicious fresh produce for the evening. If you are local to the North Atlanta Suburbs check out their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and pick up boxes of fresh, in season, locally grown produce.
Thanks to The Front Porch Gourmet, Topper’s Rhum and Leaning Ladder for inviting me to this wonderful complimentary dinner. All opinions are my own.