Yelp Cocktails Week!
When: Sunday, April 10, 2011 12:00 pm
Natalie Portman accompanies choreographer fiance to town
Natalie Portman shopped at Joan Shepp (1616 Walnut) Tuesday afternoon. The pregnant Oscar-winner is in town with fiance Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed her in "Black Swan," and who is now working with the Pennsylvania Ballet on "Building on Balanchine," which runs April 14 to 17 at the Merriam Theatre. Millepied previously worked with 14 PA Ballet dancers in "Black Swan."
Hendrick’s Gin – Gin from Scotchland
The tasting article of Hendrick’s Gin has been one of the most widely read on Liquorpress over the last few weeks. The readers seem to be interested in the extravagance of juniper, cucumber and roses, and yet by searching Google, I can’t find much more info on the distillery in Girvan, Scotland, than announced on the official website of Hendrick’s Gin. To finally learn some interesting things about the distillery, I only had two choices: Still looking for more details on Google or the conservative way: browsing through magazines and books.
Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market 2011
It's the dream wedding scenario—ripped from the pages of Saveur and the Sunday Styles. Rent out the city block's length of Chelsea Market. Start with a cocktail party near the 9th Avenue entrance. Serve a Manhattan mixed by the guys from Tuthilltown Spirits. Advance the soiree to a stretch of elegantly decorated tables, streching 300 feet. It's all candle light and cherry blossoms in vases. Invite a dozen chefs from NYC and around the nation to serve a dish of their choosing. Alex Guarnaschelli (The Darby) does a simple beet salad with Wisconsin Gruyere. Bill Telepan serves a smoked trout bilini with black radishes. A couple of dudes travel from Maine's Arrows Restaurant and go way over-the-top with a parfait of local peekytoe, mango, avocado and a dash of cilantro. Everybody in the kitchen is pitching in on that one. The guests are in awe—and we haven't even hit the mains. Wedding this was not, but the annual Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market fundraiser. Proceeds benefited youth culinary and farming initiatives at the nearby Robert Fulton Houses, as well as the James Beard Foundation scholarship fund.
James Beard Foundation Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market – Featuring ROOT!
The Third Annual James Beard Foundation Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market is at 6pm this Sunday, March 27th. We are especially excited for this spectacular event, as our good friends, Art in the Age, will have their delicious ROOT liqueur featured in the event as both a cocktail and in the dessert course. James Beard Award Winning Pastry Chef Emily Luchetti will be creating Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Art in the Age Root–White Chocolate Cream. YUM!
Dishing with Kathy Casey: The Newsletter
I gathered up the team and we headed for Vegas, baby! And the VIBE was great!
We just recently got back from Vegas and had an amazing time at the VIBE Conference! This is the 2nd annual spirits and liquor industry conference where beverage industry leaders, national restaurant accounts and spirit brands come together to discuss all things beverage, showcase tasty new products, learn new things and get inspired. This year I shook it up for the opening night’s Celebrity Mixologist event at the William Grant & Monin “Americana themed bar” with Charlotte Voissey, a world-renowned mixologist! My drink was a play on the soda fountain: the ROOT n’ Rye Float made with ROOT liquor, Hudson Rye, Sailor Jerry and a dash of Fee’s Old Fashioned Bitters. This was shaken and served up with a beautiful “float” of foam made with Monin French Vanilla Syrup. And of course I had to have a little bling bling in there… a dusting of edible gold flakes!