Saturday, January 29, 2011

Beer, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting at Rogue Public House in San Francisco

Here are ten reasons to celebrate Valentine's Day and San Francisco Beer Week at the annual Rogue Ales Public House event ~ 10 artisan cheeses & chocolates selected by Sheana Davis paired with 10 beers created by John "More Hops" Maier at Rogue's brewery in Newport, Oregon. Join us Sunday February 13, 2011 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at 673 Union St @ Powell in North Beach/SFO. Rogue Nation Members $45, general tix $50.

Sheana's Delice de la Vallee (a fresh triple creme cow and fresh goat milk fromage blanc) will be the first pairing and took a Blue Ribbon at the 2010 ACS Competition. Epicurean Connection is based in Sonoma, so if you are in Wine
Country, stop by Shean's retail store.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Teal Berry Tonic cocktail for Turn Up The Heat, A Celebation of Women Chefs

I was asked to create a teal cocktail using Rogue Spirits for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Gala, Turn Up The Heat: A Celebration of Women Chefs. This annual fundraiser is for a great cause with a who's who of DC's best Women Chefs (*). Encourage your friends and politicos in DC area to buy a ticket or table for 10, and join us on Feb 15th at the Ritz Carlton.

Teal is the color of the cause against Ovarian Cancer, so my cocktail is called the Teal Berry Tonic. Mix 2 parts / jiggers of each:

  • Rogue Spirits White Rum
  • Rose's Cocktail Infusion: Blue Raspberry Mix
  • Pineapple Juice
Shake & pour over cracked ice in a Tom Collins or a tulip glass, top off with Tonic water and mix with a swizzle stick.
I did not have Blue Curacao at home and picked up the teal colored cocktail mixes at ShopRite. Martini Gold Wildberry, which was sweeter than Rose's. I tried making a blueberry simple syrup (using 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup rum, 1/3 cup truvia, 1 cup of smashed blueberries boiled for 10 minutes and strained through cheesecloth) which was delicious but deep purple in color--and a great addition to blueberry pancakes!
(*) Back to the Gala on Feb 15th - members of the Women Chefs & Restaurateurs Assoc are involved in this event, me included. Here is the who's who...

Turn Up The Heat: A Celebration of Women Chefs:

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