Today is Earth Day. This is the day we should all strive to be more environmentally concious and “GO GREEN“. So I’m going to do my part – I’m going to drink green absinthe. I hope you all will join me.
Posts Tagged ‘Absinthe Experiences’
If anyone out there sees this picture and runs into me at Green Hour at Digestif Restaurant, mention you’ve seen it on this blog and I’ll buy you an absinthe.
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Last week there was a 3 day wine and food festival in Scottsdale Arizona that drew people from all over the US. Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” reality show’s winner Stephanie was in attendance along with other very notable chefs. Food And Wine Magazine was also there. But the highlight of the celebration, at least for me, was Saturday’s $85 per person “Great Tasting Event”. There were 40 restaurants and over 200 wineries and distilleries in attendance, all offering samples. Digestif Restaurant had several booths including one that they asked me to help with – the Lucid Absinthe from Ted Breaux and Viridian booth. We prepared the Lucid in the traditional way using a fountain, absinthe spoons and glasses. This drew allot of people in because of the ritual that everyone found facinating. We then poured the glasses into small plastic sample cups. This was one of the more popular booths, handing out over 600 samples to people and we had allot of return visits. It was very educational for people who had never heard of absinthe. And even people familiar with absinthe learned allot. A great time was had by all and I must say I’ve never seen such a large, well behaved group of really drunk people in my life. It was such a success that I’m sure we’ll be doing it again next year. Hope to see you there!
A sold out crowd enjoyed gourmet food and lots of absinthe last Sunday at Scottsdale restaurant Digestif. World renowned absinthe expert Ted Breaux was in house for the festivities. It was a 4 course dinner with an absinthe cocktail with each course. Between courses Ted talked about his absinthe experiences. He’s a really nice guy and very easy to talk to. For the last course waiters brought out 50 fountains so that each person had their own tap for the last absinthe. How cool is that? I had a display of some of my absinthe memorabilia there as well. We had an awesome time and by the end of the night we were all very absinthe minded indeed. In the coming weeks I’ll be posting more pictures from this event, so stay tuned.
All photos courtesy of Digestifs’ Mari Markogianis