I would love to share this with friends on a beautiful summer Sunday morning.
I won’t lie. Sharing this on a beautiful weekday morning would be just as nice and a bit naughty.
My new favorite food journalists – A Happier St Sebastian
Cold Brew Bourbon Cocktail
1/4 oz simple syrup
2 oz bourbon
6 oz cold brew coffee
heavy cream to serve
This is not a food review, per say. It’s just a simple journey of an amazing experience I had which happened to be at a restaurant.
Oh, I could include the details and critique the dishes we ate. I could even blah, blah, blah, blah, but then you wouldn’t get the point of my rant (rave).
Instead I want to paint a picture . . .
It was a fall evening, early in fact, about 6:30 p.m. and I was thrilled to be going out for the evening. I wore a simple black and white wrap dress along with a black sweater cloak and my brand new black high heel boots. My dining companion wore hues of brown, which compliment his skin tone and deep brown eyes.
We are an attractive couple and we were feeling good together, first stopping at an art gallery to browse around before sitting down to dine.
Upon entering the restaurant we are met by an attractive young woman, who is eager to greet us. Rock and roll music is playing
and the lighting of the main room perfectly compliments the contemporary tufted gray seating, black and metal accents.
We are escorted outside where we are seated at a small table vignette, metal with a contemporary design to it and surrounded by several six-foot tall slim triangle tower heaters. Welcomed by Rachel our waitress who immediately brought our elixirs of choice. We basked in the elegant ambiance, sipping slowly; we discussed the many songs on our albums.
You see, on our albums were printed the menu for the evening complete with an album inside. The cover side showing our
grandmaster host of the evening doing what he does best: using his electric guitar to stir the sauce. The back cover was the bill of fare or “songs.” I was giddy as I browsed the songs sipping on my something, something ginger beer mock tail. Rachel was equally giddy to tell us about songs we might want to play. I couldn’t decide so I let her pick a few for me and Rachel’s choice definitely struck the right chords.
Our palettes enjoyed the most delicate cavatelli with corn something, something on it, mussels with an Asian kick along with amazing bread to soak up the broth and other various songs that kept us listening closely to the details of the “lyrics.”
The sun was starting to set and the outdoor fireplace was ablaze. After dinner, we meandered to the fire to smoke cigarettes, chat with fellow diners and relax on the comfortable white couch.
We ended our evening sipping on something delicious that was neither a cappuccino nor an espresso and, had I not been so completely satiated with many songs we just played, would have been tempted to play yet another tune from the dessert menu CD case which we were invited to listen.
We chatted until our cups were dry and drove off into the autumn night.
In the second installment of the Life at the Table Cooking Club, I’ll be hosting a Gourmet Apple Workshop on Sunday December 4, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in my apartment in Malmö.
This is a hands on workshop where we will step up the basic approach to the traditional carmel dipped apple and create gourmet works of art which are great and unique for Holiday Gifting as well as Wedding and Shower Favors. In addition we will cover other fun things to dip, decorate and gift as well as gift wrapping ideas.
Each participant is asked to bring 6 large apples of their choice ( Washed and Dried prior to workshop ) , an apron and a shallow box to carry your creations home in.
All other necessary items will be provided.
Children are welcome to participate !
Coffee, Juice and Sweets will be served so come ready to dip, swirl and create.
Here are the details:
Please RSVP Promptly
Be sure to dress up for the camera as I’ll post photos from the event in a future blog post here on Life at The Table. Be sure to RSVP immediately LifeAtTheTable@hotmail.com to secure your seat at the table.