Foodie Files | Aldi

Thank you to ALDI for partnering with me for today’s post! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

ALDI Restaurant Event in Washington D.C.

Aldi Wine and Cheese Pairings

ALDI Pickled Deviled Eggs

Top D.C. blogger Alicia Tenise attends the ALDI Influencer Event in April 2017

Mintwood Place Washington D.C. Private Dinner

French Onion Soup via ALDI

ALDI Influencer Event in Washington D.C.

ALDI x Mintwood Place collaboration

A few weeks ago, I hopped off my red-eye flight I took from a trip to Phoenix, took a quick nap, and headed back into the city for an incredibly special evening with ALDI (you might remember seeing this live on my Insta Stories!) The amazing team from ALDI stopped by Washington, D.C. and hosted the event at one of my favorite restaurants in the area, Mintwood Place. We wined, dined, and enjoyed a 6-course meal that was created with ALDI products. And then, I slept for about 14 hours afterwards — a red eye AND a 6-course meal? Good. Night. Everyone.

The best thing about these meals was that you could tell all of the ingredients used were high-quality. Everything in ALDI stores is hand-picked and curated to guarantee quality and value. In fact, 90% of what it carries is ALDI-exclusive brands that deliver the same – or even better – quality and taste as the national brands at up to 50 percent* less!

One thing I’m planning on recreating from the event once I move? They did an amazing wine and cheese tasting with all ALDI wines and cheeses. All of the wines we tasted were under $12, but were absolutely delicious — they were even award winning! I definitely plan on hosting a girls’ night ASAP and dishing to my friends what I learned about pairing wine and cheese that evening.

If you’re planning a grocery shopping trip soon, my top five favorite ALDI picks are as follows: the Fresh Atlantic Salmon is a must for light dinners throughout the week, the Happy Farms Preferred Brie Cheese is what I’m planning on picking up for my housewarming party, the Broken Clouds Pinot Noir is my favorite red wine I tried at the event, the SimplyNature Organic Cage Free Brown Eggs are my new breakfast go-to, and the Kirkwood Never Any! Whole Chicken tastes farm fresh, and is perfect for the girl-on-the-go who needs a ton of protein!

If you’re in the D.C. area, there are ALDI locations in D.C. proper, Alexandria, Manassas, Annandale and Fredericksburg that you can pop in. I love shopping at ALDI because it’s about 1/3 of the size of the average grocery store, and I can go in and find exactly what I need. I get really intimidated shopping at big box stores, so this is the perfect fit for a busy girl and her lifestyle!

What would you create with ALDI ingredients?

*Based upon a price comparison of comparable products sold at leading national retail grocery stores

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  1. The food looks amazing! I’ve always wanted to do my own wine and cheese pairing, I’d love to see what you decide to pair if you end up doing it 🙂

    Priya /

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply