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An Invitation to Meat with Friends

The cow is hand drawn by Roxy. Not damn bad. Have you ever applauded a perfectly cooked cut of meat? Stood up and cheered the look, aroma, and taste of a wonderful, locally sourced pig, cow, lamb or goat. more

Me neither, but damn it, that sounds lovely. Let's see if we can't achieve this zen like level of bliss while also enjoying some delightful, non-meat sides and a pecan pie cheese cake dessert this Sunday at the Lazy Goat.

Slow Food Upstate is putting on a tasting event this Sunday that includes six different locally sourced meats as both the main course and tasting menu.

For the full menu and to register to attend ($40 a person)

If you can't make it, but know someone that could then please pass the word along.

So, to recap:

  • Who: You and all your friends, business associates, and enemies
  • What: A meat tasting and dinner
  • When: Sunday October 17th from 630pm to 930pm
  • Where: The Lazy Goat
  • Why: Meat tasting- the tasting of meats. I'm not sure I need to explain more. In case I do, part of the ticket price goes to help fund Slow Food Upstate programs. The rest goes to paying for the wonderful food.
  • How: Register now

Notes and various sundries:

  1. Some folks also got a Facebook message from me on this subject. I'm sorry for the spammy nature of sending two similar notes a day apart, but honestly Facebook is crap. I needed to write more about the meat tasting than Facebook would allow. Besides spam is a meat too. Sort of.
  2. On the fence, you can check out some photos from past OrangeCoat tasting events.
  3. Also, we're printing a small run of posters for this event. If you'd like a poster to hang up in a very prominent place. Let me know.
  4. For those interested in doing something fun on Friday night may I suggest the Red Shoe Society's James Bond themed event, From Greenville with Love

Tomato Tasting Two: This Time It's Dinner

Roasted paragon tomato filled with sea scallops; topped with shrimp We helped to put on another Tomato Tasting. This time Slow Foods Upstate led the way and we were there to help with some design work for the menus and tasting cards. more

The event was held at Ristorante Bergamo where Chef Nello put together an amazing five course dinner menu.

The Menu

Course 1

Caprese salad with fresh mozzarella, basil and Cherokee purple-bruschetta with striped German.

Course 2

Roasted polenta squares topped with gold cherry tomatoes sauce, in house cured crispy pancetta and shaved Cacio Cavallo.

Course 3

Rigatoni with San Marzano tomatoes sauce with basil and Parmiggiano Reggiano cheese.

Course 4

Roasted Paragon tomatoes (whole) filled with sea scallops, topped with shrimp.

Course 5

Golden Rave tomato mousse topped with Thai Pink jam served in genoise mini cake.

The sold event was really well received and we hope to team up with Slow Foods Upstate for more tastings in the future.

If you're interested in learning more fan OrangeCoat or Slow Foods Upstate or both on Facebook or subscribe to the OrangeCoat email list found on our tasting page.

Photos from the OrangeCoat Beer Tasting

Beer tasting cover
We recently had our third tasting in a series of food and beverage tastings aimed at improving communications by learning to speak a common language. Here are some photos from the event. more

Thanks again to Brian "Untamed Beer" Cendrowski for running the tasting. He did a fantastic job.

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