Archive for April, 2011

Some happenings at Frog Meadow Farm in Newfane, Vermont

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Scott and Dave at the exclusively gay Frog Meadow B & B and Massage Oasis in Newfane, Vermont  are hosting a couple of events over the coming months, where all are welcome:

Saturday June 4
Spring Potluck Dinner

They invite you to come and see what Frog Meadow Farm is all about…make new friends and see old friends…as always, all are welcome! The wood-fired hot tub will be HOT HOT HOT, so they suggest packing a towel! They ask that you bring a dish of your choice, preferably made by you and not pre-packaged supermarket food. Since Frog Meadow does not have a liquor license this is a BYOB event. There is no charge for attending the dinner, just bring some food. You should plan to arrive anytime after 3:00, dinner will be at 7:00. RSVP’s are appreciated. Please email Scott and Dave at reservations@frogmeadow.com or call 877-365-7242 if you would like to attend, and to get directions.

Saturday July 23
BBQ Fundraiser to Benefit The Southern Vermont Aids Project and the Men’s Program


Scott and Dave invite you to join them for a fun filled afternoon of good food, lawn games, seeing old friends and meeting new ones, at their July BBQ fundraiser! The $35 per person charge will go towards supporting the Southern Vermont Aids Project with their important work of HIV prevention and services to those living with HIV. The Men’s Program is committed to the building a community of Gay, Bi and transgender men in the greater Brattleboro area. This will be a BYOB event.

Princess Diana’s Dresses Exhibited in New Hampshire

Monday, April 18th, 2011

From April 25- May 8 the Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center in Plymouth, NH will host an exhibition of 14 of Princess Diana’s most famous Royal dresses. The exhibition includes a brief film showcasing her journey from childhood to Royal Princess to Global Humanitarian. This is the last showing of these dresses, the largest private collection of her gowns in the world. Previously shown in Branson, MO and in Downtown Disney in Orlando, this exhibit provides a unique opportunity to revisit Diana’s impact on the world; timed to coincide with Prince William’s & Kate Middleton’s wedding. After this exhibit the dresses will be divided and sold in aution. Tours will be held hourly from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm at 39 South Main Street, Plymouth, NH.

Information kindly provided by the Highlands Inn, Bethlehem, NH

Toronto Hosts International Gay Bowling Event

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

For all you avid gay and lesbian 10 pin bowlers, head to Toronto between May 25 and 30 for the 2011 International Gay Bowling Event.

The event is limited to 600 bowlers or 150 teams and registrations are coming in thick and fast so go on line and book now.

Wherever your stay, post a review of your accommodation experience for the benefit of other gay and lesbian travelers.

New levels of guest service at Casa Cupula

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Casa Cupula, one of Puerto Vallarta’s premier gay resorts recently announced that Chef Oscar Rito has signed on as the Restaurant’s new Executive Chef.  This award winning Chef brings his extensive training and experience in Mexico and Europe to Casa Cupula’s new restaurant, ‘Taste’.  He plans to complement Taste’s current menu of four regional cuisines (US, Mexican, Asian and South American) each available in “Taste” portions, with Spanish dishes.  New gourmet dessert flights will bring new levels of taste sensations to exceed diner’s expectations.

“The basis of many schools of cooking is from Spain, before Nouvelle cuisine, and my teaching is from masters of Spanish cooking,” said Chef Rito. “Taste will express every sense of the palate with these fundamentals, as I create combinations that will reach the peak of pleasure for our clients with every bite.”  Rito will be offering new Spanish dishes for the next several weeks to determine new favorites for the menu.

In Europe, Rito served in several Michelin 3 Star restaurants including what is considered by many as the world’s best restaurant “El Bulli” under Chef Ferran Adria in Catalonia Spain, as well as in Amsterdam, and San Sebastian Spain.  He graduated from the Culinary Institute of Mexico in Puebla in 2001, where he won several awards in international competition.

Before coming to Puerto Vallarta, Chef Rito was Executive Sous Chef at the Fiesta Americana Grand in Los Cabos, and at NH Hotels in Puebla and Mexico City. He is Chief Instructor at the Instituto de Gastronomia FrancoMexicana, and founded theculinaryprojects.com doing catering and events in Puerto Vallarta. His new residence at Taste is a great fit:  international boutique tastes in an international luxury boutique hotel.

“As one of Puerto Vallarta’s greatest boutique hotels, Casa Cupula has inspired my imagination to try new textures and colors” reported Rito. “Like Casa Cupula, nothing conventional or boring, and a great challenge in my career to explore in the palate of each guest, with respect for every taste.”

One of Chef Oscar Rito’s greatest pleasures is in the creation of desserts.  He describes his as “creative but with rules for execution.  Sweet, but with respect for the flavors.  Dessert is a key part of a great meal.”  Instead of one large dessert, Rito plans to offer several flights with different tastes in each.

Taste is open for dinner from 6pm-11pm Monday to Saturday.  A gourmet breakfast and lunch menu are available from 9am-5pm under the continuing direction of Executive Chef Jose Luis Ponce. And, for the first time, Casa Cupula’s legendary Sunday Mimosa brunch is open to the public from 10am to 2pm. Enjoy a mellow brunch inside, or work on your tan poolside and stay for an afternoon pool party.

Hours: Monday-Saturday Breakfast 9am-noon

Lunch 12-5, Dinner 6-11

Sunday brunch 10am-2pm, Sunday Pool Party 2-6pm

Visit Taste on the web at www.casacupula.com/taste for more information and online reservations.

If you have stayed at Casa Cupula, Pink Choice would love to hear about your experience. It sounds as though it might be mouthwatering!