Every Wednesday, we pay tribute to our favorite whiskey makers by opening one very special and/or rare whisk(e)y and offering one-ounce pours at lower than list prices.
November 25: Buffalo Trace’s Stagg Jr. Barrel-Proof Bourbon ($7 per ounce)
Rich, sweet, chocolate and brown sugar flavors mingle in perfect balance with the bold rye spiciness. The boundless finish lingers with hints of cherries, cloves, and smokiness.
George T. Stagg built the most dominant American distillery of the 19th century, during a time known as the Gilded Age of Bourbon. The Stagg Jr. barrel-proof bourbon shares many characteristics with its older brother, George T Stagg -- It's big, bold, and high strength, but younger and more accessible. It has been aged between eight and nine years (compared to the 15-16 years of the senior version) with a perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavors. Uncut and unfiltered, this robust bourbon whiskey ages for nearly a decade and boasts the bold character that is reminiscent of the man himself.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 12, 2015
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Join us for our annual fun-filled gingerbread house workshop, a class perfect for any little chef. This exciting, kid-inspired class encourages creativity, while teaching about tools and techniques. Each child will have their very own house to decorate and eat when they return home. Parents are welcome to wait in the bar/lounge or leave their child in our care.
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CSA PRODUCE BOXES
PRIVATE FARM IN WOODSIDE, SMIP RANCH, OFFERS ITS PRISTINE PRODUCE TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH A WEEKLY CSA PROGRAM
SMIP Ranch’s annual CSA program kicks off on Friday, June 19. Weekly boxes can be pre-ordered for pick-up at our restaurant. The boxes come filled with hyper-seasonal organic produce that is harvested on the same day as the boxes are distributed. SMIP Ranch’s CSA season, which typically runs June through November, boasts a grand selection of delicious ingredients, including fresh herbs, vegetables, fruits, and edible flowers. In summer, members can expect to enjoy a variety of lettuces, heirloom squash, wild plums, chantenay carrots, rainbow chard, sugar snap peas, new potatoes, rosemary, and eggplant. And in fall, kale, heirloom frying peppers, spicy bush basil, sunchokes, pumpkins, melons, and breakfast radishes are just an example of what will be included.
How it works!
SMIP Ranch offers seasonal and one-week-at-a-time subscriptions. Every Friday, an email is sent to their CSA customers that includes a list of ingredients for the upcoming box, as well as ordering instructions, and sometimes, specialty add-ons. (Think: fresh honey from SMIP Ranch bees and a very limited amount of fresh chicken eggs!) Those interested in being part of this program can sign-up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders must be placed by Thursday at 8 a.m. for pick-up between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on the following day (Friday).
About SMIP Ranch
SMIP Ranch is a private five-acre farm located in the hills above Woodside. A partnership between landowner and Bacchus Management Group (Spruce, San Francisco; The Village Pub, Woodside; Mayfield Bakery & Cafe) results in the farm producing custom ingredients for use exclusively in Bacchus’ restaurants. In addition, weekly CSA boxes are available with pick-up spots at three of Bacchus’ restaurants. Additional produce is donated to the neighboring Djerassi Residents Artist Program.