Tuesday, April 29th 7 PM

 [With Guest Speaker, Jim Beam Brand Ambassador, Theo Rutherford]

Aspens GM, William Page, travelled to Kentucky earlier this year 
to hand select a barrel of Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon -

The bottles have arrived!

Don't miss the chance to taste the best of Kentucky
with a menu designed to complement each sip!

Reception
Aspens Knob Creek Single Barrel Oak Aged 'Great Damn Drink'

Bourbons to Taste
Aspens Knob Creek Single Barrel 9 Year 120 proof
Knob Creek 9 year 100 proof
Knob Creek Rye 100 proof
Jim Beam Signature Craft 12 year 86 proof
Jim Beam Signature Craft Spanish Brandy Finished 86 proof
Basil Heydon 8 year 80 proof

The Menu
Local Oven Roasted Golden Beets
Baby Lettuces, Black Truffle Vinaigrette, Candied 'Bourbon' Pecans

Knob Creek-Citrus Marinated Broiled Swordfish
Mustard Greens, Golden Raisins

Hand Crafted Braised Veal Ravioli
Wilted Arugula, Aspens Single Barrel Knob Creek Sweet Glaze

Chocolate Caramel Torte, Aspens Signature Chocolate Truffles
Jim Beam 12 Year Bourbon Ice Cream

$50 per person, plus tax and gratuity

For reservations, (678) 236.1400
2942 Shallowford Road  Marietta, GA
sedgwickrestaurantgroup.com

 
 
 Join Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Atlanta for a special evening with guest appearance byMaster Sommelier Michael McNeill as he presents the region of Barolo.
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Michael McNeill is one of only 118 people in North America, and 211 in the world, to have earned the title of Master Sommelier. On this special evening, Michael will be pouring Barolo wines (see list below), known as “the King of Wines”, which are produced in the northern Italian region of Piedmont or Piemonte in Italian. The nebbiolo grape is grown in very few parts of the world, and mostly in northwestern Italy. Other wines in this region rarely attain the special attributes and intensity of the Barolo, such as spectacular flavor and aroma nuances.
 
The event will take place on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at Davio's Atlanta. The wine flights (see below for pricing) will be available at Davio’s Atlanta until the end of April 2014. Please call 404-844-4810 for reservations or more information.

Wine List
Produttori del Barbaresco, Barbaresco “Torre” Piedmont, 2009
 
Damilano Barolo “Lecinquevigne” Piedmont, 2009
 
Renatto Ratti, Barolo “Marcenasco,” Piedmont, 2009
 
Marengo, Barolo “La Brunate,” Piedmont, 2009
 
Domenico Clerico, Barolo “Ciabot Mentin Ginestra,” Piedmont, 2008
 
Wine Flights: Flight of 3 wines for $30 | Flight of 4 wines for $42 | Flight of 5 wines for $55
(tax & gratuity not included)


Davio's Atlanta
Phipps Plaza
 3500 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
 404-844-4810 | www.davios.com/atl
 
 
Leading Washington State Wine Partners with “Hostess with the Mostess®” Blogger Jenn Sbranti to Share How You Can Bring Home the Allure of this Iconic Sporting Event
14 Hands Winery, producer of the top-selling wines from Washington state, has been named a proud sponsor of theKentucky Derby, the legendary Thoroughbred race representing the first leg of the coveted ‘Triple Crown.’ This is the second year that 14 Hands has sponsored the event, where equestrian enthusiasts will sip and savor its leading wines during the race and at the Taste of Derby™, an annual culinary soiree showcasing regional cuisine while benefitting hunger relief. 

For those enjoying the Kentucky Derby from their living rooms, 14 Hands has partnered with “Hostess with the Mostess,” blogger and lifestyle expert, Jenn Sbranti, to share tips and tricks on how to throw a great Kentucky Derby party at home. 

“We are excited for our continued partnership with the Kentucky Derby and Taste of Derby, as it gives us an opportunity to showcase 14 Hands’ universal appeal,” said winemaker Keith Kenison. “Whether it’s paired with casual fare or an epicurean meal, 14 Hands’ bold, fruit-forward reds, and crisp, juicy whites can be enjoyed at just about any occasion.” 

According to Sbranti, there are fun and festive ways to bring the exclusivity of the Kentucky Derby home to help emerge your guests into the charm and glamour of the iconic Southern soiree: 

1. Create Winner’s Cup Worthy Décor - Decorate with vibrant colors inspired by racing silks and the unbridled spirit of the horses by filling trophy “vases” with colorful flowers and pennant flags. 
  
2. Give your Drink Station a Big Dose of Southern Charm - For a light and refreshing twist on the traditional Mint Julep, muddle mint in the bottom of glass or pitcher, fill the container halfway with ice, and then add one part 14 Hands Pinot Gris or Hot to Trot White Blend and one part ginger ale. Garnish with a mint sprig and enjoy. 

3. Go, go, go…. for the small bites! – Serve savory dishes in small portions that allow guests to graze throughout the party, such as bite-size Crispy Citrus Shrimp paired with a juicy and flavorful glass of 14 Hands Pinot Gris or Spicy Pulled Pork complemented by 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon
 4. Keep the Party Pace Going Before and After the Big Race - Ask guests to come to the party dressed in their “Derby Best” and set up a home photo booth with extra props to capture all of the fun looks on camera. 

5. Serve up a sweet finish with mini desserts inspired by popular tastes of the Derby – Garnish Mint Julep Cupcakes with a mint leaf and a straw, and top small pies and tarts with “racing flag” food picks. Display your treats on colorful trays lined with racing silk inspired patterns. 
  
“As a lifelong fan of the Kentucky Derby, I am thrilled to be working with a brand as dedicated to the sport as 14 Hands Winery,” said Sbranti. “Even if you can’t make it to Churchill Downs this year, we want to show people how to incorporate great-tasting wines that are a perfect complement to a Kentucky Derby-themed party or any social gathering.” 

As a wine sponsor for the Kentucky Derby, 14 Hands will be the featured wine at the Churchill Downs concessions and suites during Kentucky Derby Week. The Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 3. 

A roster of award-winning chefs and horse racing celebrities from some of the country’s top culinary and Thoroughbred racing destinations will come together at the fifth annual Taste of Derby celebration on Thursday, May 1. 14 Hands wines will be paired with the best in regional cuisine, prepared by acclaimed chefs representing some of the finest restaurants in the country.   

Inspired by the unbridled spirit of the wild horses that once roamed Washington State, 14 Hands caters to wine lovers who savor a sense of history and adventure. The portfolio features varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Moscato and Riesling.

Earlier this year, 14 Hands opened a dedicated winery and tasting room in Prosser, Washington. Designed to highlight the unique history of Washington wines, the facility features indoor and outdoor seating areas, a tasting bar and a unique working barrel room. Reclaimed barn wood sourced from structures throughout the region, displayed with the stories of the families who built them, is exhibited throughout the interior to reflect the winery’s location at the base of the Horse Heaven Hills appellation. The winery also features an expanded collection of 14 Hands “The Reserve” wines, as well as seasonal offerings throughout the year. 

About 14 Hands Winery 
14 Hands wines are inspired by the spirit of the wild horses that once roamed the arid landscape of eastern Washington. It was here that these special horses – measuring a scant "14 hands" tall – developed their legendary endurance, strength, and tenacious spirit. Like these wild horses, the vineyards struggle in the same harsh conditions of eastern Washington. It is their ability to thrive in this environment that produces the world-class quality fruit that goes into each bottle of 14 Hands. Learn more at 14hands.com
  
About Churchill Downs 
Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on May 3, 2014. The track’s Fall Meet will run from Oct. 27-Nov. 30. The track has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships a record eight times. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at www.ChurchillDowns.com.
 
 
 
 
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For the past 50 years, Benihana has invited guests to relax with a fun and entertaining dining experience. With spring right around the corner, it is the perfect time to sit back and unwind with the thirst-quenching Benihana Tangerine Margarita. This tasty beverage is a drink special through March, so hurry in to Benihana to try it out!

Ingredients
·         Lime Wedge – 1 each
·         Orange Slice – 1 each
·         Avión Silver Tequila – 1 ½ oz.
·         Combier Orange Liqueur – ½ oz.
·         Monin Tangerine Syrup – ½ oz.
·         Tropicana Orange Juice – 1 oz.
 
Method
·         Muddle one lime wedge and one orange slice
·         Add remaining ingrediants
·         Add ice and shake until fully mixed
·         Pour into an English highball glass
·         Pour ¼ oz. float of Grand Marnier on the surface
·         Rim glass with salt and garnish with one orange slice
·         Sit back, relax, and enjoy your tangy drink!  

 
 
 
 
Oreo fans are in for a treat at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse in Atlanta, GA. Pastry Chef Kathleen Miliotis reinvents the childhood favorite cookie with her own homemade version, using her own creation of chocolate cookie dough and white chocolate cream filling. If you close your eyes when you take a bite, you may not even realize they didn't come out of a blue package. And what's a cookie without a glass of milk? Davio's serves the Homemade Oreo with adult Chocolate Milk! Everyone has a favorite way to eat an Oreo. Whether you twist it apart, eat one side at a time or dunk it in milk, stop by Davio's Atlanta and enjoy some today!

Enjoy the recipe at home too!
Davio's Homemade Oreos
White Chocolate Cream Filling
2 pounds White Chocolate 29%
1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
1 1/4 Cups Heavy Cream

Bring cream to boil. Pour over chocolate and butter, whisk and add salt. Let this chocolate base chill overnight.

Chocolate Cookie Dough
2 1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 1/4 Cup Extra Brute 100% Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
10 ounces Unsalted Butter
1 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup sugar

Cream butter until soft, add sugar and salt. Mix on low speed. Next, add cocoa powder and mix until smooth. Add All Purpose Flour and mix until combined. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Place dough on table with two pieces plastic wrap. With rolling pin, roll out and flatten to 1/8 inch thickness. Use round cutter - 3 inch. Bake at 325 degrees. Any scraps can be pushed together and rerolled. Bake for 15-18 minutes, then let cookies cool completely for 20 minutes. 
Filling the Cookies: Place filling in bowl with paddle. Beat until smooth. Turn cookies over, pipe dime size circle in the center of the cookie. Then, top each cookie with top, pressing gently.


The dessert is available for $11 (includes 3 cookies) at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Atlanta, GA for $11. For more information please visit http://www.davios.com//atl.
 
 
Due to weather concerns, this event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 18 @ 7pm!
For reservations: click here or call (678) 236.1400
Aspens East Cobb
2942 Shallowford Rd
Marietta, GA
 
 
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All day Tuesday Bistro VG is offering an incredible deal at the bar: For just $10 you can get the Bistro Burger, fries and a draught bier!


Bistro VG
70 West Crossville Road
Roswell, GA 30075
 
 
Hiroko Shimbo (www.hirokoskitchen.com), an expert on Japanese cuisine, author of three cookbooks and a noted visiting chef-instructor, will teach this month at the stores in Midtown (January 28) and East Cobb (January 29) of The Cook's Warehouse (www.cookswarehouse.com).

A renowned chef-instructor, Hiroko twice a year teaches an intensive, hands-on one-week basic Japanese cooking course, Essentials of Japanese Cuisine, at the International Culinary Center in New York City.  Hiroko has also worked with numerous avocational cooking schools across the country and Europe.

Her most-recent restaurant consulting project was to create an authentic Japanese curry restaurant, Kare-ken, in San Francisco, and the temaki hand-roll restaurant in New York City.  Chef Shimbo is also currently working with Zojirushi America, JETRO (Japanese Government Organization), Bon Appetit and Saveur; earlier projects include New York Mutual Trading Company, PF Chang's China Bistro, True World Food, UMass Dining, Unilever and Ruth's Chris Steak House.

 She's a frequent chef guest at The World of Flavors Conference at the Culinary Institute of America in Greystone, CA, and has written three award-winning cookbooks:  "The Japanese Kitchen" and "The Sushi Experience" and are considered primers on Japanese cuisine and continue to attract professional chefs and home cooks.   Her most recent book, "Hiroko's American Kitchen: Cooking with Japanese Flavors" recently won the IACP Cookbook Award 2013 under American Category.  "Hiroko's American Kitchen" offers an entirely new perspective on Japanese cooking: 

Rather than teaching how to cook authentic Japanese cuisine, she focuses instead on integrating Japanese flavors, cooking techniques and staples onto the North American table - as will her classes at The Cook's Warehouse.  Hiroko is a member of International Association of Culinary Professionals and Les Dames d'Escoffier New York chapter.

To Sign Up for the classes at Midtown:
http://bit.ly/1colGbD
To Sign Up for the classes at East Cobb: http://bit.ly/1colKYU

or contact:
Wendy Allen, (404) 492-9015, wendy@cookswarehouse.com-or-Jim Brams, (404) 403-6218, jimbrams@att.net