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Pork & Craft Beer Festival @ Topping Rose House – May 3, 2014

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Image Courtesy of Topping Rose House

Image Courtesy of Topping Rose House

This Saturday, May 3, the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton will be hosting the Pork & Craft Beer Festival. The event, which features local food and local beverages, will run from 1-4 pm. However, VIP ticket holders gain entrance at noon for an extra hour of indulgence.

Topping Rose House chefs have crafted a menu showcasing all parts of the pig and when they are not busy preparing and serving, will be mingling with guests. Several key menu elements are coming from local purveyors. DeBragga located in NYC and in operations since the 1920’s is providing meat for items like the pork terrine. Also attending will be Montauk Shellfish Company (proudly billed as the exclusive growers of “Montauk Pearls”). Offerings crafted with these ingredients will include oysters on the half shell, grilled sausages with condiments, hand carved pork belly schwarma and not to leave out everyone’s favorite, there will be chicharrones and bacon sliders. keep reading...

Written by A+K

May 2nd, 2014 at 8:41 am

Chimay Grand Classique Cheese + Chimay Grand Reserve 2011

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chimay cheeseThanks to our friend Matt Bollerman and a trip to the cheese counter at Whole Foods, we recently found ourselves in possession of both a bottle of Chimay Grand Reserve from 2011 and a portion of Chimay Grand Classique Cheese, hopefully not with quite as much age on it. We had been saving the bottle for a special occasion, and once the cheese found it’s way into our shopping cart we knew this pairing was what we were waiting for. It did however lead us to ponder the fact that it seems like many cheeses are now made with beer, but we have yet to see a beer made with cheese. Do you think we may be onto something, Long Island breweries? Yeah, probably not, but if we see any gorgonzola IPAs floating around this summer we want some credit. keep reading...

Written by A+K

March 31st, 2014 at 8:15 am

Beer Loves Company Meets Dru From HinoMaple at Devil Craft for Chicago Style Pizza and Craft Beer in Kanda, Tokyo Japan

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Hello All!

We present for you today an article written about a stop on our trip through Japan. We are however not the authors here, instead acting partly as subjects. This post comes to you from our friend Dru Tang author and operator of HinoMaple: Dru’s Misadventures. This is a wonderful blog where Dru recounts his, well misadventures (and some very successful adventures too). The set up is this: we met Dru via his blog before traveling to Japan and arranged to meet up one night during said trip at Devil Craft in Kanda, Tokyo. With that basic premise in mind, we turn it over to Dru. keep reading...

Written by A+K

January 12th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Irelandia (Ireland + India) – Curried Cabbage & Pairings

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Saint Patrick’s Day is almost upon us and here at BLC that means cooking up something delicious (and maybe wearing a little green as well). Since no doubt we will soon be hearing the (let’s be honest, sometimes blaring) tones of bagpipes in the air it seemed like we should prepare something to honor this holiday from the Emerald Isle. It seems no Irish inspired meal is complete without cabbage, so in addition to our Blind Bat Stout Stew, we also cooked up a curried cabbage side dish. You may be asking, “Is this another recipe with a twist?” Yes, yes we did decide to add a twist to our cabbage. While we think corned beef and cabbage is a fine choice for your St. Pat’s celebration we wanted to try two recipes that were a bit different and offered some more depth of flavor to pair with the beers we would be enjoying. This side dish was savored with our stout stew, but it would make a suitable side dish for just about any St. Patty’s Day meal. This could also be turned into a hearty main course on its own by adding meat or tofu in the mix. This dish is savory, a little spicy and was quite tasty. keep reading...

Beer Loves Tokyo a Go-Go

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