Looking for new cocktail recipes or maybe a wine pairing guide? This page is dedicated to the world of spirits. So if you are looking for a chef’s perspective on wine pairings or how to store and serve your favorite wines we are here to help.
More of a beer drinker? I was the chef at one of the most premier beer bars in Dallas and worked with some of the biggest names in the beer world designing beer-paired menus, not to mention I also was a brewer.
Is liquor more your thing? Fair enough, we will deep dive into some of my favorites like Tequila, Mezcal, and Whiskey. I love reinventing classic cocktails into new and fun recipes.
Learning some basic differences in wine is incredibly helpful when it comes time to shop for wine at your grocery store. Soon you will be on your way to reading wine labels and having pretty good ideas about what’s inside the bottle. Now, you will always be faced with changing vintages which can alter the …
When I first heard about peanut butter whiskey I was skeptical, to say the least. I have seen so many riffs off traditional liquors come presented to me at the restaurants that when this came around I played it off without even trying it. In many ways, Skrewball was one of the many other distilleries …
Mead is known as one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the history of fermentation. The popular drink among ancient greeks was called “nectar of the gods”. Traditional mead is not much different today as it was in the middle ages. It is a simple fermentation process involving, at its most basic of levels, honey, …
Coffee and Whiskey have long been a favorite combination for me. I have been known to buy an inexpensive bourbon now and then and drop coffee beans into it to sit for a month before using it for cocktails. Maybe it is the Chef in me that has a slight addiction to coffee. Regardless, this unexpected combo is a natural marriage that has flown under the radar for too long. So put away your pickle backs and try Jameson in some new ways. Depending on how I’m feeling and the weather for the day these are the five ways I like to enjoy Jameson and Cold Brew. Skip the bloody mary on your next brunch date and make yourself one of these for you and your friends.
Next time you are planning to have wine with your pasta dish, remember these wines. Also, remember its not as much about getting the right wine as much as it is about enjoying your meal even if it wasn’t the perfect choice. Italian pasta dishes can be broken down into three categories of pasta sauces. Red Sauce, Cream Sauce and Olive Oil Based Sauces. Red sauces, like your classic spaghetti sauce, will almost always be used exclusively for red meats while your olive oil and cream sauces are used for lighter proteins like poultry and seafood. Here is our list of some great options next time you are looking for pasta pairings with wine.
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