It makes our tummies growl just thinking back to a pretty special dinner we prepared last month.
On February 10th, we had the great pleasure of hosting our first event at the prestigious James Beard House in NYC. It was a tremendous honor for Distilled NY and also for Chef Shane personally and professionally. If you haven’t heard of the James Beard Foundation, it’s a highly respected organization that celebrates food, chefs, and the culinary culture. It’s a fantastic organization and we were flattered to have been invited to host.
The evening began with passed hors d’oeuvres, served with Casas Del Mar Brut Cava Rosé NV:
Once seated, guests munched on Distilled signature popcorn before beginning their journey into the senses.
SOUR, served with Champagne Montaudon Brut NV:
SPICY, served with Verdad Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Albariño 2013:
BITTER, served with Chapoutier Les Vignes De Bila Haut Côtes Du Roussillon Villages 2013:
SALTY, served with Red Newt Cellars Curry Creek Vineyards Pinot Gris 2012:
SWEET, served with Dr. Bürklin-Wolf Estate Riesling Trocken 2014:
A taste of EVERYTHING, served with Patricius Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2004:
Overall, it was a excellent night. And we were happy we could share it with everyone in the room.
We appreciate the opportunity and thank the James Beard Foundation for inviting us to be part of special evening.
We would also like to thank the vendors who helped make this night possible:
⚙️️ The Rogers Collection, importers and distributors of high-end artisan products from around the world, including:
🔅Halen Môn, makers of the world famous artisanal sea salts
🔅CastelineS Olive Oil with 40 hectares of olive trees and its own mill to control production from start to finish
⚙ Verity Wine Partners, providers of all of the amazing wine sampled that night
Of course, we could never forget, this talented crew that worked non-stop behind the scenes (and via webcam, for those who tuned in at home). Some of these Chefs came from as far as DC and Colorado, just for this event.
And the real reason we show up to work everyday? Awesome Distilled regulars like The Coogans who came out to show their support. We appreciate each and every one of you, and we’re happy to have you along for the ride.
All the more reason to join our mailing list, so you could get invites and discounts to our events.
Til the next one.