Friday evening, the graduates of the Ascension Culinary Institute are inviting you to join them for their 6th annual fundraising dinner, from which all donations will be put towards the continuation of the culinary institute. Besides learning how to cook, students of the Ascension Culinary Institute build confidence, camaraderie, and develop a taste for new things, a taste which they will share with guests over the course of dinner prepared by all of the new chefs.
Set to be held inside the Church of the Ascension, the evening's festivities will begin with a cocktail hour of wine, beer, champagne, and appetizers at 6:30pm, followed by dinner and an entertainment program at 7:30pm. For the evening's full menu listing, which includes a variety of entrees and Creme Brulee for dessert, click here, and RSVP with a personal donation here.
When: Friday, March 7th, 6:30pm
Following this was a warm Red Pepper Bisque, which we were delighted to find out was completely dairy-free. This healthy soup is brought together with potatoes, which thicken the liquid and bring out the strength of the peppers to provide an aromatic, full-bodied flavor.
Also featured on the menu was the Chocolate Lava Cake served with Ice Cream, Raspberry Coulis, and Whipped Cream. For all chocolate lovers, this dessert is one to go out of your way for. The inside was warm and molten, and once combined with the ice cream and whipped cream, it created a combination of rich, sweet flavors which melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more.
All you winos out there will be thrilled to learn that today is National Drink Wine Day! In honor of this special culinary occasion, we've decided to round up some New York-based wineries, their best offerings, and perfect pairings. Use this list as a guide for throwing a celebratory wine tasting party or simply learn about some of the best wines that local vineyards have to offer.
Located in Cutchogue on Long Island, Pugliese Vineyards has been offering award-winning wines, Champagnes, and Ports since 1980. The family-owned company has gained recognition for many of their varietals, including their Chardonnay Reserve 2009, Riesling 2012, and Sunset Meritage 2010.
Everyone likes a good wine and cheese party, but how are you going to make yours stand above the rest? Joonbug is here to provide you with fool-proof recipes that will be sure to make your party the talk of tastebud town. Picture this scene: your guests are entering your home, enticed by the smells of cinnamon, fruits, and freshly baked dough. We guarantee that that is exactly what will happen if you follow this easy recipe for baked brie which is sure to capture the hearts of your family and friends. Not only is baked brie more than easy to make -- wrap up some brie and fruit spread in puff pastry, bake it off, and enjoy--but also, you can take it to the next level by making just a few additions.
Calling all Chivers and Chivettes - the Chive black lager release is happening from 8:00pm - 2:00am at Max's Brew bar. Entry is $20 and includes one lager , appetizers and includes a profit donation to Chive charities! There will also be 4$ bottles and $20 buckets of six.
Get your tickets online here !
1050 N. Hancock St., Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Helmed by the proprietors of Trattoria Dopo Teatro in Times Square, Dopo East in the Upper East Side is a townhouse fashioned into a modern Italian restaurant with a rustic charm. It’s easy to forget that you’re dining at a restaurant until the waiter comes over with the menu. “Would you like sparkling or distilled water?” he asks politely. And then he hands you the wine menu, where the list ends at the bottom of the second page.
The wine is curated from various sections of the globe, and a popular one is the Prosecco Abati Regali, a sparkling Italian wine that goes very well with most dishes, especially pasta and seafood.
Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To The Moon” plays gently in the background as the waiters shuffle around the townhouse in their crisp black and white uniform, lowering platters of colorful Italian cuisine in front of customers. This would be ideal for a romantic date night.
Check out what the newest technology offers for the modern wine lover (just in time for Christmas!):
This is a wine cap that, once snapped to the bottle, aerates your wine instantly as you pour it into the glass. The decanter gives your wine the taste it was meant to have, aged and smoother than when you first open the bottle, adding “value” to inexpensive brands. For only $25, you can make any wine a “fine wine” without having to wait for an electronic aerator. Drink with style and convenience.
This pump efficiently reseals opened wine bottles with a rubber stopper. The pump extracts air from the opened bottle, which oxidizes the wine and keeps it fresh for an additional 7-10 days. The rubber stopper also seals the bottle completely, allowing easy horizontal storage in the fridge or wine rack. For just $20, you can extend your bottle’s life and save your refrigerator or floor from an unnecessary a mess!
Friday, October 11th
Shadow Room Fridays
Absolute Addiction's weekly party at Shadow Room is hot and happening. The party is Member's Only, but it's easy (and free) to sign up for membership and get your name on the guest list. Admission is free with an RSVP. 10 PM-3 AM.
2131 K Street NW, Washington DC, 20037
Ladies Night at Ultrabar
911 F St. NW Washington DC 20004.
With the recent popularity of Tapas and wine bars, Spanish food has enjoyed some time in the culinary spotlight. That popularity is well-warranted; Spain’s rich cultural history has lent its food culture a complex, nuanced palate. Food in the Iberian Peninsula has been influenced by other cultures (sauces from the Phoenicians, olives from the Romans, and citrus fruits, saffron, almonds, and rice from the Moors), as well as its physical geography. Being surrounded by water has made seafood a Spanish staple, and the diverse inland terrain provides for a wide variety of fresh products. From the high mountain altitudes where famous Spanish ham is cured to the nutrient rich soils of the lowland where vineyards and olive orchards thrive, Spain has an excellent culinary culture that's worth exploring.
The words ‘wine’ and ‘straitjacket’ should never be used in a sentence together, but we’re willing to make an exception for this. Creative agency Lola Madrid designed a white fabric label for wine that resembles a straitjacket! Vino Loco, or “Crazy Wine” comes wrapped and packed in a large, white padded box and holds three bottles. The packaging design was created to simulate a cell in a mental institution and has the taste of your standard glass of red wine. However, Vino Loco is one of many innovative designs as far as wine goes. Check out some of these wacky sleeves from other companies below. Anybody thirsty?