with Joseph DeLucaThursday, July 18, 2013 – 6:30 pm
Vodka, yes vodka there is always an ongoing debate over who makes the best vodka or whether one has tried the latest vodka. Made with various ingredients including Corn, Wheat, Potato, Rye or even Grapes. We thought it would be cool to settle the debate once and all by having a blind tasting of nine of the top vodkas from around the world and letting you decide!
Ciroc, Belvedere, Grey Goose, Ketel One, Chopin, OYO, Smirnoff, Stolichnya, Uncle Titos.
A Mixture of Pickle & Relishes
A combination of gherkins, Kirby pickles, green tomatoes, caperberries, roasted red pepper, cipollini onions, olives and hard boiled eggs, for the table.
Trio of Smoked Salmon, Tuna Tartar & Shrimp Ceviche
Smoked salmon Blini with caviar and crème fraîche, Tuna tartar tossed with citrus juice, Bermuda red onions, pickled ginger, chives and micro greens, served with potato gaufrettes and a marinated cocktail shrimp with lemon and lime juice with cucumber, avocado, onion and Serrano pepper, lemon vinaigrette.
Assiette de Charcuterie
Bresaola dry-cured beef, Saucisson, Speck and chicken liver pâté, served with marinated relishes and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, crostini and Dijon mustard, for the table.
Berkshire-Braised Pork & Potato Gnocchi
Braised pulled pork, served over butter gnocchi with fine herbs, finished with sauce au natural, garnished with radish curls. Black Berkshire pig also known as the ”Kurobuta”, (praised for quality and sweet rich flavor).
Chocolate Ganache Martini
Vanilla vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur, Bailey’s Irish cream and chocolate ganache, garnished with a chocolate straw.
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