Tales of the Cocktail - Day 1 (Sunday)
So what we thought might be a kind of quiet, possibly even lame first day of TOTC given there was only one “official” event set up, turned out to be…well, not lame. Here’s how it went:
Art in the Age gets into the queso game
Old City's Art in the Age (116 N. Third St.) is known for many things, most notably its ROOT and SNAP boozes. But now, with the help of Di Bruno Bros., they're branching out into the world of cheese — a special ROOT-washed Winnimere is now available at the Italian Market (930 S. Ninth St.) and Rittenhouse (1730 Chestnut St.) Di Bruno's locations. Prepared by Vermont's Jasper Hill Farm, the Winnimere is a semi-soft cow's milk cheese that's been brushed regularly with the root beer-like liqueur during its two-month maturation. Wrapping the cheese in spruce bark lends an especially woodsy flavor; the end result has also got a bit of crunch courtesy of crystalized amino acids. The cheese runs $29.99 a pound; if you're not willing to commit just yet, give it a test run at Di Bruno's Ardmore Farmers Market stand on April 9 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Throwing a wobbly
Jellymongers Sam Bompas and Harry Parr show off their wobbly replica of Flinders St Station,made out of Hendrick’s gin and tonic flavoured jelly. The pair, who have previously created a walk-in cloud of breathable gin and tonic, will be holding a masterclass at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival on Saturday.
melbournefoodandwine.com.au and http://www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/personality/57/4235/bompas-parr/?returnURL=&year=
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'Gansett expands to NYC
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