Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tequila dinner at New World Home Cooking

A tequila cocktail.
SAUGERTIES -- Wine dinners, beer dinners. More wine dinners, more beer dinners. Let's get some variety, people!

Oh, wait. Here's something different.

Chef-owner Ric Orlando  will host a "fine tequila" dinner at New World Home Cooking at 7 p.m. next Friday (January 11).

Chana Krauz-Papp, a tequila expert who will focus on the Don Julio and Jose Cuervo brands, will be the special guest for the event that will include a tasting of five different tequilas as well as a blend of them in a cocktail.

The menu:

Don Julio Reposado

Cocktail: fresh lime, cilantro and clementine margarita.

Food: Oysters with tequila ice, lobster ceviche with grapefruit, avocado, lime and honey, surf clam salsa with tortillas.

Don Julio Añejo

Cocktail: DJ Añejo “Bolo.”

Food: Grilled shiitakes and maittakes, walnut pudding, orange-chocolate mole.

Jose Cuervo Platino

Cocktail: “Sweet Heat.”

Food: Indian spiced quail, sweet potato vindaloo, mango lassi drops.

Don Julio 1942

Cocktail: Hibiscus-Chipotle Rita.

Food: Hibiscus venison leg, spoonbread stuff poblano chile, grilled corn salad.

Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia

Straight up in a snifter.

Food: Warm mascrated apple-pear crisp.
Reservations, priced at $60 each plus tax and tip, are required. Designated driver reservations are $50. New World Home Cooking is located at 1411 Route 212. Phone: (845) 246-0900.

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