I’m super excited to teach my first class at The Institute of Culinary Education next Thursday, July 25. I’m doing a class on Farmhouse Beer, exploring the history of this ancient genre through the modern interpretations. Of course there will be several delicious beers to sample and discuss. And it just wouldn’t be my class if there wasn’t something tasty to snack on while we sip…
Details are on the Events page or you can go to ICE’s site for tickets and information here: http://recreational.ice.edu/Courses/Detail/14651
On hot summer days some of my favorite wines to cool off with are whites from Cheverny in the Loire Valley of France. They are light and refreshing, but never dull, and have hints of both fruit and mineral. These kinds of wines are almost dangerously fun to drink.
Domaine du Salvard’s “Delaille” is a great choice. So are any of the whites made by Hervé Villemade at Domaine du Moulin, but those are hard to come by in my neck of the woods.
If a few sips of Cheverny whets your appetite, try pairing it with younger and fresher cheeses, grilled fish, or simple pasta tossed in garlic and oil.
Dave Herman is a Certified Specialist of Spirits and avid fan of all things fermented and distilled. He teaches classes on alcoholic beverages and the foods that pair well with them, and has consulted on beverage programs for bars, restaurants and nationally acclaimed retail stores.