Thursday, June 15, 2023

Thursday Sips & Nibbles

I'm back again with a new edition of Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food and drink events. I hope everyone dines out safely, tips well and are nice to their servers.
1) In 2020, Chef Brian Poe and Owner and Operator Nick Giannotti announced the launch of Crane River Cheese Club – "a high-quality, chef-curated grocery delivery service featuring expertly curated meats, cheeses, seafood, farm fresh produce and other specialty groceries available." Now, they are pleased to share that they have received a license to sell beer and wines in-store.

As Crane River Cheese Club is located right next to Tip Tap Room, the beer brands that are carried at Tip Tap Room will be mirroring what can be purchased at Crane River. Customers will be able to purchase local brands such as Bissell Bros, Sacred Profane, Deciduous, and Widowmaker, as well as national brands like Jester King and The Veil. For the wide variety of wine, Crane River has hand-selected several French, Italian, and American options that will fit the theme of the shop nicely. Beer and wine offerings will be ever-changing, with new and unique items coming to the store weekly. 

Through our bar program at The Tip Tap Room, we have been able to create relationships with the best of the best in the beer and wine industry. Now that we are able to offer beer and wine at Crane River Cheese Club, we are excited to continue to build those relationships and offer customers a unique offering of beverages that they can enjoy at home,” said Crane River Cheese Club Co-owner, Nick Giannotti. “When paired with our food offerings, this selection of beer and wine will finally give customers the true experience of what both Crane River and Tip Tap are all about.”

2) Bar Pallino, from Chef’s Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, is a natural wine bar and speakeasy located below coastal Italian hotspot Faccia a Faccia on Newbury Street. They are announcing, in collaboration with Jodie Battles (their beverage director and partner), their Summer Guest Bartenders Series. They will host a variety of guest bartenders this summer, starting on June 15. From 5PM to 9PM, Bar Pallino kicks off their series with Andrea Scacco, bartender at Nola Barcelona and the founder of Spiriti Artigiani, a popular Italian amaro and vermouth brand.

Andrea will be at Bar Pallino curating cocktails that highlight Spirito delle Dolomiti, a slightly balsamic and citrusy amaro, and Not Another Vermut, a vermouth from the portfolio of Spiriti Artigiani. Menu items for the night include:

Tiki Spirits with apple & lime juice, Not Another Vermouth and Spirito Delle Dolomiti
Big Notorious with vodka, pineapple, orange, passionfruit, lime juice and Spirito Delle Dolomiti
Not Another Manhattan with rye whiskey, Not Another Vermouth, orange bitters and lemon
Pinch of the Dolomitis with Sông Cái Dry Gin, Not Another Vermouth and Spirito Delle Dolomiti
Mazarol Old Fashioned with Matchbook Bourboun 102 and Spirito Delle Dolomiti
Angel Face “viso d’angelo” with rye whiskey, Spirito Delle Dolomiti and Not Another Vermouth
Another Funk dark rum, Not Another Vermouth, orange & lime juice and Jerry Thomas Bitters

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