Last week, while I was in Los Angeles attending the Beauty And The Beast press junket, we had the opportunity to attend a Beauty And The Beast-inspired event at the Williams Sonoma store in Beverly Hills. Not only did we get to tour the store, we also got a private cooking demo by two Williams Sonoma chefs who prepared some delicious recipes and refreshments. Besides that, we also got a step-by-step tutorial on how to create some Beauty And The Beast-inspired paper roses. Check out our fun Williams Sonoma’s Beauty And The Beast Event Experience.
Williams Sonoma’s Beauty And The Beast Event Experience
As I said above, we got amazing cooking tips from two Williams Sonoma chef, which will come in very handy when cooking for the family. Plus, they delighted us by preparing three amazingly delicious and super easy to make recipes, you can find the recipes below. We also got to see up close and personal the new Le Creuset Beauty And The beast-inspired casts cooking wear, which by the way, it is beyond adorable. You can learn more about the new Le Creuset Beauty And The beast-inspired cooking ware below.
While we learned a tip or two about making these delicious recipes, we enjoyed a rose petal lemonade, which was so delicious and refreshing. Yum! I am making it for the kids this weekend, I hope they are impressed by my skills. 🙂
Le Creuset Beauty and the Beast Soup Pot
Speaking of skills, Le Creuset soup pot was created in honor of Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty And the Beast. This super adorable pot is a vibrant blue-enameled chef’s oven cast. It features an iconic red rose design and a golden knob engraved with “Be Our Guest.” You can purchase your own Le Creuset Beauty And the Beast Soup pot at the Williams Sonoma Webpage here. Now let’s get to cooking!
Meat Ragu Recipe
Let’s start with this delicious Meat Ragu recipe. All you need to make this Meat Ragu recipe are the following ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided; 3/4 pound mild Italian sausage, casing removed; 2-pound beef chuck roast; 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided; 1 cup minced onion; 3 cloves garlic, minced; 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes; 2 cups dry white wine; 1 cinnamon stick; 2 sprigs fresh oregano; 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes; 1 tablespoon soy sauce; Cooked polenta; 1 cup shaved Parmesan; 1/4 cup torn fresh oregano leaves and finally following the Meat Ragu cooking directions found here.
Squash Soup du Jour Recipe
Let’s continue and make this yummy Squash Soup du Jour recipe. All you need are the following ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter, divided; 1/2 cup onion, chopped; 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped; 1/2 cup peeled and chopped tart apple; 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided; Freshly ground black pepper; 4 cups peeled and chopped butternut squash; 1 sprig fresh rosemary; 1 bay leaf; 1 quart low-sodium chicken broth; 4 slices soft white bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes; 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary, plus more for garnish; 2 tablespoons honey; 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika; 1/4 cup yogurt; 1 teaspoon lemon zest and finally following the Squash Soup du Jour cooking directions found here.
Cheese Souffle Recipe
And let’s end by preparing this Cheese Souffle recipe. All you need are the following ingredients: 2 1/2 tablespoons butter; 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan; 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour; 1 sprig fresh thyme; 2/3 cup half-and-half, hot; 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt; 4 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated; Pinch of nutmeg; 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard; 2 egg yolks; 3 egg whites, room temperature; 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar; Kosher salt and finally prepare this delicious Cheese Souffle by following the cooking directions found here.
After we had enjoyed all those delicious recipes, we were invited to participate in a step-by-step Beauty And The Beast-inspired paper roses tutorial by Sara Kim from Hand Made By Sara Kim. Let me just say, for this DIY-challenged-mom, these paper roses were not as easy to make as they appeared, however, I had a trip making them alongside a bunch of such cool ladies.
To make these beautiful Beauty and The Beast-inspired paper roses all you need are the following materials: scrapbook paper or Kraft paper, scissors, hot glue gun, and glue sticks. Easy, right? I bet, we all have these materials in our households. 🙂
Now for the paper rose making process. We were instructed to cut our scrapbook paper in three long strips. According to our instructor, the strips of paper don’t have to be the same width. Then we moved to folding each individual strips into three folds.
After all three individual strips of paper were folded, we moved onto cutting round shapes from the strips of paper to form rough circles. Again, these don’t have to be perfectly oval or rounds. One tip to keep in mind is to keep each individual set of ovals together, it helps when you are putting your rose petals together. Then we moved on to cutting a small straight line (slit) on the each oval bundle, from the tip to under the center of the oval. After that, we hot glued each tip, where the slit was cut together to form the flower petals. Using another small square, we rolled it to form the inner rose’s petal. To form the outer petals, we glued each petal to the next and to the next one to form a circle of petals.
Once that part was done, it was time to assemble our roses. We did this by placing a metal wire (stem) through the center of our biggest rose petal section, then placing the middle petal on the inside of the larger section and the smallest section in the middle part of the rose. Finally, we place the inner rose petals and glued everything together. To make the finished rose, we made paper leaves and glued them onto the rose.
Of course, we couldn’t finish the day without snapping a few pics with our creations! 🙂 So, what do you thinking of our Beauty And The Beast-inspired paper roses? Anyways, be sure to come back for more Beauty And The Beast insider goodies and the beast part, our movie review coming up this Friday.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
“Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.
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Disclosure: I was provided with an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles, California to attend the #BeOurGuestEvent. No additional compensation was received.