|Your excuse to dive into more chocolate has arrived! (You’re welcome.) Strange bedfellows Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have begotten Good and Evil, a chocolate they affectionately call their own. Striking Marou chocolate bars have landed, made bean-to-bar in Saigon! Francois Pralus has finagled a superb Tobago Estate 70% Dark Chocolate using sublime Trinitario beans. French Broad Chocolates have arrived from Asheville, North Carolina. Also new, for the bar, we have new Chinese Bitters by Bar Keep, and the ultimate upgrade to your Gin & Tonic, Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic Syrup.
Also, some last minute thoughts for the holidays. Our shops will be open every day through the 24th. For full shop hours, go here. Online orders placed by Friday the 14th can be ground shipped nationwide for delivery before Christmas, and many other shipping options are available for orders placed afterward, details below. Now might be a good time to order that Salt Starter Set of artisan salts for the cooking maniacs dear to your heart.
Cooking with Himalayan Salt Blocks – Portland
Join us for a evening to learn the principles of preparing food on 600 million year old salt blocks. We’ll show you how to create cold appetizers and snacks, cured foods, sauteed vegetables and meats, and even an unusual salted sweet dessert or two. Heating, freezing, cleaning, and storage will also be discussed. Includes snacks and wine.
Introduction to Artisan Salts – Portland
Take your mouth on a trek across the vast and unexplored wilds of artisan-made finishing salts. We will survey the basic types of artisan salt, discuss their individual characters, and explore how they combine to bring new found pleasures to your table, from breakfast to dinner, from cocktails to dessert. The event includes wine.
If you’d like to make sure you get your package before Christmas, here’s a handy little guide to select the best shipping option:
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Marou Chocolates – Marou is a bean-to-bar chocolate crafted in Saigon with cacao sourced exclusively from Vietnam. Each bar highlights a the cacao flavors of a different region of Vietnam:
French Broad Chocolates – French Broad is a chocolate shop in Asheville, North Carolina. Their chocolates use cacao from different regions of Peru:
Eclat Chocolate Good and Evil – This is a special bar. Eclat scuplted this chocolate from a Pure Peruvian Nacional cacao found in the high-altitude Maranon canyon. These cacao trees, of which there are about 20-22, grew ‘wild’ until discovery a few years ago. Only a few thousand ‘Good and Evil’ bars were made.
Bar Keep Chinese Bitters – Josh Loving, a bartender in Austin, developed these Chinese bitters using a five-spice blend of clove, fennel, cinnamon, star anise and Sichuan peppercorn. Try as a substitution for Angostura in an Old Fashioned, Manhattan or for Pechaud’s in the Sazerac.
Jack Rudy Small Batch Tonic Syrup – Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Small Batch Tonic is a concentrated tonic syrup, formulated to create a terrific ‘Gin & Tonic.’ Founders Taylor Huber and Brooks Reitz are self-proclaimed gin lovers, and wanted to create their our own tonic when they were unable to find a simple, bright, and zesty mix for hot summer-day drinks. The resulting syrup concentrates sweetness with lemongrass, orange peel, sugar and quinine. Add to your favorite gin or vodka and top with soda water for the ‘fizz’. The tonic can also be used in other cocktails as a sweetening agent.
Pralus Tobago Estate 70% Dark Chocolate – Made from cacao grown on a single estate, this chocolate uses the Trinitario bean, a superb hybrid used in many fine chocolates. At 70%, its a bit lower than Pralus’ typical bar, but it doesn’t taste that way. The flavor is full and rich with hints of brown sugar and pecan.
Happy Holidays from Everyone at The Meadow!
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