Monday, March 17, 2008

New Cocktails and a Word about Ports

Evenfall is known for a handful of things we take great pride in. Impeccable quality of product, originality and uniqueness, and the desire to bring you, our neighbors and customers, a fresh and new interpretation of going out to dinner. While I get a kick out of seeing things that we started here popping up everywhere (The Asian Pear Martini, and Lobster Mac and Cheese) I particularly like the fact that we make so very much of what we sell from scratch, that not very much of it can be duplicated... in that spirit I am happy to report that Evenfall is poised to unveil a new group of knockout martinis.

Some ingredients:
- House Infused Pineapple and Thyme Vodka
- House Made Dragonswell Green Tea Simple Syrup
- St. Germain Elderflower
- Fresh Carrot Juice
- Rhum Clement Creole
- Passion fruit juice
- House Infused Bartlett Pear Vodka

Be sure to check out the menu as we roll it out this weekend...

Port Wine

A friend of mine Mike Keon, the original owner of Keon's in downtown Haverhill came into Evenfall when we first opened and drank me out of my stock of port (and a few other things)... I was shocked at the sale of so much so quickly, the next week I stocked up, and waited to sell some more. As the years have passed I have witnessed an increasing interest and curiosity in this wonderful liquid.

For those of you un-indoctrinated in all thing port here is a quick rundown:

Port has been around for centuries, and it is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. an especially wonderful accompaniment to the dessert or cheese course. Port is intensely aromatic and flavorful.

Port is a fortified wine made from red grapes in northern Portugal's Douro Valley, the first demarcated wine region recognized in 1756. The area has steep, rugged slopes with schitous, rocky soil and long, hot summers.

The principal varieties: Tinta Barroc, Touriga Franca, Tinta cao, Touriga nacional, Tinta roriz

Evenfall Carries the following selection of Port:

Warres Warrior Ruby
Otima 10yr Tawny
2001 Dow’s LBV
2001 Pedroncelli Four Grapes
Dow’s 20yr Tawny


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