Good day to you all, dear Feastlings.
I know we’ve seen some of our winter friends filtering back to Tucson, and I know you come from places that make this seem like the Bahamas right now, but to me, that bite in the air makes me yearn for comfort food. Slow-cooked meats, hot soup and rich cheeses are dominating my wintry thoughts, and, as a consequence, my menu, which also happens to be YOUR menu. It begins today, and you’ll find gougeres sliders this month- warm pate a choux pastry studded with cheese and stuffed with braised beef cheek- as well as steaming bowls of corn juice fortified lobster broth full of shellfish, and slow-cooked lamb neck with corn pudding, plus double-cream brie glazed with ginger and lime for dessert. The December menu bears great promise.
Plus there’s more to let you know about. Kevin’s tasting this Saturday is replete with opulent Merlots that will remind you not to be bamboozled by Merlot naysayers who still live in the Sideways era. Details can be found here.
They’re great Christmas wines, and they’ll go with what you find on our Christmas carryout menu. Like our Thanksgiving menu, you’ll need to order in advance (order by Thursday the 20th) but you’ll be rewarded with food that’s already been prepared with love- we’re curing hams as we speak- with heating instructions so you can spend the day watching tiny grandchildren play with the box that their gift came in, or devote yourselves to falling asleep in your chair in the middle of the afternoon. The Christmas menu is here.
We’ll also be having a sale that day for last-minute stocking stuffer seekers. Every bottle of wine and liquor will be on sale, as well as our salts, oil, vinegars and chocolates on Christmas eve (yes, we know it’s a Monday, but we need to be here for you to pick up your carryout, so we’ll just be open all day for lunch, dinner and shopping as well.)
As to future events, you’ll soon be getting an email about our Last Sunday of the Month tasting, and you can already see the menu for our wine event with Christian Troy of Indie Wineries, who’ll be here pouring the wines of Le Due Terre on January 8th.
Here’s hoping you can carve out a little relaxing, eating and drinking time this season.
everyone at Feast