Kick off St. Patrick’s Day with a stiff Irish Coffee and keep the celebration going late night with an Irish Espresso Martini.
Volcanica Coffee recipes are below that will give the good luck of the Irish!
VOLCANICA COFFEE’S IRISH ESPRESSO MARTINI RECIPE
1.5 oz of Irish Whiskey
½ oz of coffee liqueur
½ oz of Bailey’s Irish Cream
2 oz of cooled espresso using Volcanica Coffee’s Café Cubano Miami Espresso Blend
- In a shaker glass, pour in your ingredients. Fill with ice and shake until shaker is frosty.
- Strain into martini glass.
VOLCANICA COFFEE’S IRISH COFFEE RECIPE
1½ to 2 oz (45 to 60ml) Irish whiskey, to taste
4 oz (120ml) fresh-brewed Dark Roast Costa Rica Nespresso Coffee Pods
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 oz (60ml) heavy cream, very cold
Unsweetened cocoa powder, for garnish
- Fill the cups with hot water to warm them up.
- Whip the cold cream until thick, but not stiff; it should still be able to run off of a spoon. Set aside. Tip: The key to success for whipped cream is to keep it very cold, so put your whisk and a stainless steel bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes before.
- Pour the warm water out of the coffee mugs. Fill ¾ full with coffee, add the brown sugar and stir well until dissolved. Add a few drops of coffee into the whipped cream and stir to combine.
- Add the whiskey into coffee and stir to combine.
- Hold a spoon upside down over the coffee, the tip touching the glass edge and the surface of coffee. Gently pour the cream over the back of the spoon, allowing it to gently pool on top of the coffee; filling to the top of the mug. Do not stir. You should obtain a lovely layering that looks like a pint of Guiness!
- Using a stenciled shamrock, sprinkle cocoa powder over the cream to make a beautiful drawing.
Volcanica Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster
Volcanica Coffee is a specialty coffee roaster that imports 150+ exotic coffees from volcanic regions around the world. The mineral-rich soil from volcanic regions produces coffee that is aromatic and remarkable in taste. The company carries a broad line of estate, peaberry, decaf and flavored coffees.
Volcanica Coffee’s website offers subscription and individual purchases. For more information, visit www.VolcanicaCoffee.com
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For Passover: Carmel Winery Launches New Signature Series Wine for Passover: Carmel Black Cabernet SauvignonBy Contributor — 2 weeks ago
For Passover: Carmel Winery Launches New Signature Series Wine for Passover: Carmel Black Cabernet Sauvignon
Carmel Winery Launches New Signature Series Wine for Passover: Carmel Black Cabernet Sauvignon
Carmel Winery, the largest and leading winery in Israel is launching a new wine from the Signature series – Carmel Black Cabernet Sauvignon
Kosher for Passover & All Year Long
Israel’s Carmel Winery will launch the USA premier of new CARMEL BLACK, a Signature Luxury brand, February 2024, just in time for the Passover season.
Carmel Winery – the largest winery in Israel – adds the new vintage to its distinguished SIGNATURE series, a portfolio of luxury wines from the highest-quality producing vineyards known for its long tradition of winemaking knowledge and expertise.
The new wine joins the brand’s highly successful Carmel Mediterranean Vats ($30 SRP), Single Vineyard ($45 SRP), Carmel Mediterranean ($60 SRP), and Carmel flagship wine Limited Edition ($99 SRP).
Carmel Black, a sign of strength and elegance, is a mysterious marvel that exudes prestige and sophistication.
Inspired by its boundless depth and signature timelessness, created Carmel Black, a new exclusive edition in the distinguished Carmel Signature series.
This full-bodied velvety wine epitomizes Carmel’s artistry and innovation and encapsulates the vast expertise and philosophy of Carmel Signature: to nurture and enhance the unique qualities of the grapes, extracting their best attributes and realize their full potential with love, care, and minimal interference.
Carmel Black Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee 2021 boasts a rich, dark crimson hue and delights the senses with aromas of ripe fruit, cassis, and hints of tomato leaf, complemented by subtle notes of warming spices.
This wine offers a full-bodied, silky texture, with flavors of luscious ripe red fruits that linger through a satisfying medium finish.
It has been meticulously aged for 14 months in French oak barrels within its wine cellars. Bottle aging potential: 5-7 years under suitable storage conditions.
Yiftah Peretz, Chief Winemaker of Carmel Winery, “Our new Carmel Black is meticulously aged for 14 months in French oak barrels. Grown in the Galilee, its climate provides comfortable temperatures which offer excellent conditions for nurturing and enhancing the unique qualities of the grape.
Etti Edri, Carmel’s Export Manager, “Israel is naturally the historical homeland of kosher wines, and we are excited to introduce our exclusive Carmel Black in the USA in time for Passover, when more than 40 percent of all kosher wine sales occur.”
Carmel BLACK Signature will be launched in the USA at the NJ Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE), February 26, 2024. This important trade show regularly drives trends for Passover holiday wines and spirits, as well as year long forecasts. The trade event at the Meadowlands Hilton in Rutherford NJ is open to wine and spirits industry buyers, caterers, and restauranteurs.
Carmel BLACK Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 Galilee (SRP: $30) can be purchased at specialty wine stores and online sites.
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By Joe Winger — 1 year ago
Italian Wines poured for ‘Charming Taste of Europe’ Holiday Dinner
Italian wines can be the preferred choice for the holidays or equally suited for every day drinking, whether tasted alone or paired with a meal.
Old World history, diverse varietals and styles to match every dish and palette, and are surprisingly affordable – especially compared to wines of similar prestige.
Lincoln Ristorante hosts Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe
Tonight’s dinner takes place at Lincoln Ristorante beside NYC Lincoln Center’s reflecting pool and iconic Henry Moore sculpture.
Hosted by Italian Wine Expert Susannah Gold for Vini D’Abruzzo, Kavala Coop, Sweet Bordeaux and the European Union.
The Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Kavala (Kavala COOP) was founded in 1927. Today it has 500 members that include producers from the provinces of Kavala, Nestos and Thassos.
Lincoln Ristorante offers an authentic interpretation of Italian cuisine by sourcing the best local ingredients, relying on local farmers, Tucker Square Greenmarket and importing from Italy. Then preparing the menu with authentic Italian methods.
They honor traditional Italian dishes making their own fresh pastas, grissini, and focaccia.
Enjoy! It’s from Europe
We’re tasting Italian wines with our holiday dinner.
With over 36,000 hectares (138 miles) of vineyard space and producing 3.5 million hectoliteres (350 million liters) each year, viticulture is one of Italy’s strongest agriculture industries.
Nearly 80% of grape growing and wine activity takes place in Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.
There’s a truly impressive amount of quality wine coming from the area. 200 private wineries and 40 cooperatives in Abruzzo’s Chieti province.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo’s Wine
The region has a variety of wine producers, something for every palette, pairing, and budget.
There are 2 DOCG: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane Docg and Terre Tolesi or Tullum DOCG.
There are 7 DOCs: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Doc, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Doc, Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Doc, Abruzzo Doc, Villamagna Doc, Controguerra Doc, Ortona Doc
And there aerie 7 IGT: Colline Pescaresi Igt, Colline Teatine Igt, Colline, Frentane Igt, Colli del Sangro Igt, Del Vastese or Histonium Igt, Terre di Chieti Igt, Terre Aquilane or Terre de L’Aquila Igt
Chieti is the most popular area with more than 75% of vineyards
The production areas are mostly in the hills and the coast.
The Chieti province is the most popular area with more than 75% of vineyards and 83% of production.
With quite a bit less, Pescara and Teramo, each account for about 10% of the vineyards, and 10% and 6%,respectively of production
L’Aquila is most modest area, with less than 4% of vineyards, and 1% of production.
The Scope of Italian Wines from Charming Taste of Europe
Nic Tartaglia with Italian Wines from ‘Charming Taste of Europe’
Nic Tartaglia is a leader in the area with Tartaglia Farm in the little village Alanno, which is part of Pescara, 1010 feet above the sea level, within a 30 miniature drive of the Adriatic sea and the Appenini mountain range.
Winters are cold with plenty of snow, and summers are cool and sunny. Their aggressive climate, with clay grounds and limestone grounds encourage grapes that bring rich aromas, color and high sugar.
Perfect for Italy’s popular wine: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo and Pecorino, and even more: Chardonnay and Cabernet.
Dinner begins – Italian Wines from ‘Charming Taste of Europe’
Long Island Fluke Crudo
Pomelo, herbs, Pistacchio, Espelette, Meyer lemon, fried shallots
Red Endive, White endive, Piedmontese dressing, toasted walnuts, crispy guanciale, gorgonzola dressing
Wine: Nic Tartaglia Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC 2021
On the nose, notes of pear and plum. Full body, good acidity and lingering finish. Would pair with grilled vegetables.
Arugula pesto, Prosciutto di Parma, Filone Garlic Crostino, Maldon salt
Wine: Fontefico La Canaglia Pecorino d’Abruzzo Superiore DOC 2021
This golden-hued beauty has a full body and refreshing minerality. Balsamic and herbal notes lead to floral hints, with grapefruit on the finish. Would pair well with a light dish and gravy or meat sauce.
Dry Age strip loin
Smoked Bone Marrow, Vinaigrette, Salk baked fingerling potatoes
Wine: Velenosi Prope Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2021
This is a beautiful surprise. At first when you’re served a rose with your cut of streak, it can seem like a mistake. Most rose’s couldn’t stand up to the challenge.
But this story is different; and this wine is special.
Notice it’s intense bright pink color. The most confident welcome with the results to match. Beautiful notes of floral aroma, roses, red fruit. Rounded mouthfeel with raspberry and high acidity to cut through the steak and linger long after. Would pair well with sourdough, rib eye, gamey meat.
If you’re looking for a bold rose’ this is a great selection.
Wine: Masciarelli Villa Gemma Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Riserva 2017
This is the powerful wine you’d expect paired with steak. Deep Ruby color, with black cherry and spices on those nose. Plush, velvet with smokey oak. Very tannic, almost chewy. A young wine with lots of room to evolve over the years
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Chocolate Genovese, Semi-sweet Ganache, Milk chocolate crema, Pine nut gelato
Aged parmesan, Candied pecans, Honey, Fig spread
Wine: Chateau de Garbes “Cuvee Fut de chene” AOC Cadillac 2019
Shimmering golden color. The nose has fruit with slightly woody aroma. Refreshing honeyed notes of candied fruit.
Wine: Chateau Loupiac-Gaudiel 2017
Pale yellow in the glass. Apricot and peach on the nose. Very well-balanced with nuances of saffron, chive and ginger. The ginger brings a slight bitter ending that makes for a brisk palette cleanser.
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By Kelsey Ridley — 10 months ago
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, Celebrate with your family in Los Angeles at A.O.C
Celebrate Mother’s Day with acclaimed brunch and dinner menus
A.O.C., Los Angeles’ ground-breaking small plates restaurant at the forefront of the city’s best dining since 2002, celebrates Mother’s Day, May 14, 2023, with its acclaimed brunch and dinner menus at both 3rd Street and Brentwood locations. Spacious seating is offered on outdoor patios and indoor dining rooms.
Brunch features favorites of Dungeness Crab Omelette with Watercress, Basil Pistou, Burrata & Crème Fraîche; Shrimp and Buttermilk Biscuit with Celery Sofrito, Pea Tendrils & Shrimp Gravy; Spanish Fried Chicken & Cornmeal Waffle with Chile-Cumin Butter, Jamon Serrano & Maple Syrup; Vanilla Bean French Toast with Harry’s Berries & Santa Barbara Pistachio Aillade; Stout-Braised Brisket Hash with Horseradish Cream, Poached Egg & Pickled Red Onion; Scrambled Egg Focaccia Sandwich with Hook’s Cheddar, Hill’s Bacon & Chive Crème Fraîche; Roast Turkey Focaccia Sandwich with Mozzarella, Green Harissa, Avocado & Castelvetranos; and the A.O.C. Burger with Gruyère, Dijon, Caramelized Shallots and Crispy Onions, served with French Fries.
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Don’t miss Suzanne’s indulgent Sticky Buns with Munak Walnuts and some other special treats for the table, including Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Streusel Muffin and Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Coffee Cake.
Three new tempting spring desserts by Pastry Chef Tristyne Frutos
There are three new tempting spring desserts by Pastry Chef Tristyne Frutos – Meyer Lemon Bar with Blackberry Compote, Almond Streusel and White Chocolate Ice Cream; Ode to the Samoa Cookie with Chocolate, Dulce De Leche & Coconut Sorbet; and Harry’s Berries & Cream Coupe with Strawberry Sorbet, Vanilla Ice Cream & Diplomat Cream.
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For Mother’s Day Dinner menu, try the wood-oven focaccias of Bottarga, Red Onion, Cippolinis, Calabrian Chili & Meyer Lemon or Jamon, Sheep’s Milk Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes, Marconas & Salbitxada. Suzanne’s newest salads include Spring Greens with Broccoli Kibbeh, Avocado, Fava & Feta; Arugula with Blood Orange, Pickled Rhubarb & Fresh Ricotta; and Endive with Radishes, Meyer Lemon Cream & Oil-Cured Olives. Other dinner highlights for the season are Lobster & Kanpachi Ceviche with Cara Cara, Urfa & Pistachios; North Pacific Halibut with White Bean Brodo, Nettles, Black Olive & Artichoke Salsa; Prawns with Saffron Pasta, Fennel Sofrito, Spinach & Sourdough Crumbs; and Harissa-Spiced Lamb Chops with Fava Bean Purée, Cumin Yogurt & Pickled Carrots.
Inspired selection of Caroline Styne’s curated wines and beers and expertly mixed market cocktails by Head Barman Ignacio Murillo
Enjoy an inspired selection of Caroline Styne’s curated wines and beers and expertly mixed market cocktails by Head Barman Ignacio Murillo, featuring spring drinks – Kingdom, with Suntory Toki Whiskey, House Strawberry Aperitivo, Rhubarb Bitters & Orange; Sugar Daddy with Gin, Lime Juice, Sugar Snap Pea Syrup & Kiwi Puree; The Fulton with Bourbon, Lemon Juice, Oat & Banana Syrup; Ruta Oaxaca with Mezcal, Tequila, Lime Juice, Pineapple & Opal Basil; Molcajete with Tequila, Lime Juice, Cilantro-Avocado Syrup, Orange Juice & Jalapeño Juice and the award-winning Green Goddess– Green Tea-Infused Vodka, Cucumber, Arugula, Jalapeño & Absinthe Rinse (also available as a mocktail).
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