Eat + Drink
1. Allez Cuisine!
While it’s not quite Iron Chef, food-contest lovers will be flocking to Sacramento on Tuesday, June 10, for the SushiMasters State Finals Competition. Categories include morikomi, also known as “traditional style,” and signature roll. The cost of admission ($50) covers a reception-style sampling of sushi, sake and other Japanese specialties and a traditional sake barrel-breaking ceremony. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.com or charged by phone at 800-225-2277.
I was amused by this article in the New York Times a couple days ago. Not that there's any sort of political angle to this blog, I just like it when people getting together to drink and talk become newsworthy. I was curious whether SF had a Drinking Liberally chapter. Unsurprisingly, we do. Here's the information and sign up list.
Both are trying to make the experience of that classic drink, the gin and tonic, better by improving the oft-neglected role of the mixer. Fever-Tree is made in England, with ingredients sourced from around the world. Q is made, best I can tell, in New York. The gin?
Skip the cocktails: Some appropriately basic
drinks at the 540 Club in the Richmond.
The science in this article, which claims that a shaken martini has a measurable advantage in salubriousness over a stirred one, seems highly dubious to me. The article recaps the findings of some British scientists (who probably have too much time on their hands) reviewing research done in 1999 by some Canadian ones (who definitely have too much time on their hands):