Burger and beer? $250 (plus the cost of the beer). At this bar in midtown Manhattan. “A Midtown restaurant will sell a $250 hamburger — an umami bomb comprised of Kobe beef, foie gras, crispy pancetta, white truffles and caviar.” Link.
Vodka is evolving. This article explains it, then finishes with this list of examples:
1. Napa Vodka Vintage Reserve, 40% ABV, $70 | Made from single-estate Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc grapes, it’s reminiscent of a fruity eau-de-vie, but with a crisp finish. Serve chilled, with aged cheeses.
2. Hophead Hop Vodka, 45% ABV, $30 | A beer-lover’s vodka, distilled with hops. Super-fragrant, with grapefruit, grassy and floral flavors. As close to gin as vodka can get without going over the line.
3. AO Vodka, 40% ABV, $50 | This clean, lightly sweet vodka from Japan’s Suntory is distilled from rice. The exquisitely silky texture makes it a standout. Serve in a martini glass with a splash of dry vermouth and a ribbon of fresh cucumber.
4. Chopin Single Young Potato Vodka, 40% ABV, $50 | If you’re going to try just one of Chopin’s four Single selections, make it this one. The mild aroma hints at dark chocolate; on the palate it’s buttery, with ginger and black pepper notes.
5. Karlsson’s Gold Vodka, 40% ABV, $33 | Made from Swedish potatoes, distilled only once and rebelliously unfiltered, this is an earthy, downright savory vodka. The flavor evokes truffles sprinkled with black pepper. A top pick for Bloody Marys.
Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList