The Last Word: Gin, Chinese Sausage and Bobby Burns
Our week in review: snippets of food, drink and fun stuff that didn’t make it in to a full post but we thought good enough to share. Happy Friday!
What Jon’s Drinking: Highland Games is what you get when you walk into Sycamore and ask Scott for a Scotch cocktail. This drink had everything. It was refreshing, smokey, smooth and a little bit of tartness. Scott stumbled across the recipe on Kindred. I suggest you all try it.
New Addiction: Chinese Sausage and Russo’s Market. It may not seem like these go hand in hand, but Russo & Son’s market in Watertown carries delicious sausage made my De Pasquale’s market just down the street in Newton. We have been trying to eat more healthy and the amazing selection of fresh produce (at seemingly whole-sale prices) have made weekly trips to Russo’s more frequent. Last weekend, we picked up some Chinese sausage. The addition of some fresh baby bok choy, bean sprouts and scallions over fresh pre-cooked Chinese noodles and topped with cilantro, this dinner was easy and went a long way.
With some leftover sausage, we decided to indulge in our new favorite appetizer. We substituted the andouille for the Chinese sausage, and topped with some duck sauce (also from Russo’s). We made this Hogs in a Blanket recipe from Food & Wine to bring to a friends house (they can be made ahead of time and reheat pretty well) and had some pastry dough left over. Jon and I both agreed the andouille was better, but these were still fun.
Happy Birthday Bobby Burns: Today marks the birthday of Scottish poet Bobby Burns. The fine folks over at Citizen Public House put together a cocktail and snack menu to pay tribute to this fine gentleman. I happen to adore Scotch cocktails, and the Cameron’s Kick is one I’ll be remembering (scotch, Irish whiskey, lemon, orgeat).
If you want to celebrate with your own Bobby Burns, here is the recipe (source: BeantownDrinks via PDT).
- 2 oz. Highland malt scotch
- 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
- 1/2 oz. Benedictine
- lemon peel
Stir ingredients and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Cheers!
Read of the Week: This hit the twitter-sphere earlier in the week, but in case you missed it, here the the despicable piece about ReviewerCard, and Luke O’Neil’s very fitting retort. And just to close the loop, there was this kind-of follow-up on a similar topic from Eater.
From the BE Archives: As the city gears up for its annual wine expo, here is what we had to say about our experience last year: Highlights from the 2012 Boston Wine Expo
In Cased You Missed It: One of our favorite dinners ever: Bogie’s Place.
Featured Image: Braised Short Rib at Farmstead Table.
Did you eat or drink anything fun this week to stay warm?