Saturday, February 13, 2010

bacon bloody mary

          Art restaurant's Olympic cocktail menu debuts today at the Four Seasons in Seattle. The silver medal is rimmed with one of our favorite cocktail salts, smoked chipotle. If you can't belly up to the bar at Art restaurant to try the gold medal, take solace in the fact that you can re-create the silver in the comfort of your home.  Or you can swing by Ventana restaurant for a sip of the real thing.

The Silver
1.5  oz bacon infused vodka
.5  oz house spice mix
3  oz tomato juice
celery stalk
strip of applewood smoked bacon
smoked chipotle sea salt
1.  Add vodka, spice mix, and tomato juice to a mixing glass with ice.  
2.  Roll gently and pour into a highball glass rimmed with the smoked chipotle salt.  
3.  Garnish with celery and bacon. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

salt special

Twitter offer today:  buy any 3.5 ounce salt, and get a free equal size jar of cherry pistachio salt. Woot!

Scaling down the line

We made our last batches of pineapple cumin, cherry pistachio, apple 5-spice, and soy salt.  I'm sorry to see them go despite having a blast trying to blow through each.  We imbibed in margaritas rimmed with pineapple cumin salt last night (arbol chilies lent the heat).  

This week?  Salted sugar cookies with cherry pistachio and apple 5-spice.

The salt fairy in me adores the umami of soy.  It's the indecisive part that can't decide where to sprinkle the dust next. Duck, chicken, pork, brussel sprouts, potatoes, black cod, sole? 

Pork belly or chop, it'll be.