Revealing the Secrets of Abbott Claim – A Carlton, Oregon Winery

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Revealing the Secrets of Abbott Claim – A Carlton, Oregon Winery

For those looking for stellar wines and an exclusive and unique wine tasting experience, I happen to have just the place for you… Abbott Claim in Carlton, Oregon. Emerging gracefully from the surrounding vineyards, a visit to Abbott Claim is thoughtful journey through wine, where guests discover a special space and the sense of place; an experience one might describe as a Michelin star of restaurants in the form of a wine tasting.

Antony Beck, a South-African winery owner of Beck Estates, purchased the esteemed vineyard on Savannah Ridge in 2005, and with a goal of re-uniting the hillside, he expanded the site by purchasing additional vineyards in 2012. Beck now owns 100 acres, with 50 acres planted mostly to Pinot Noir.

The name Abbott Claim comes from a stagecoach driver, John F Abbott, a New Yorker who made his way west and established a land claim as a homesteader in 1855. Though the land was farmed through the 19th and 20th centuries, it was eventually abandoned before being planted to grapes 170 years later. Abbott Claim’s label features a map of the original land claim as a nod to the land’s rich history.

The first block of the original Abbott Claim Vineyards was planted by Ken Wright in 2001. That fruit was later used as a fruit source for other wineries. In fact, Ken Wright’s Best Wine of the World 2012 from Wine Spectator was from Abbott Claim. The location would become notorious for high-quality fruit.

Abbott Claim broke ground on their state-of-the-art 10,000 case winery in 2019 and finished building it in 2020. Opening just in time for a global pandemic to shut things down. They have reopened by appointment to guests seeking a luxurious, bespoke wine tasting experience.

I’m always happy when I am greeted with a splash of bubbles, so it’s almost like the Abbott Claim team knew something about me before I’d even arrived for my visit. Actually, they greet everyone with a glass of bubbly, it’s simply how they treat all of their guests, ensuring they feel welcomed, special, and celebrated from the moment they walk through the door.

On the day I visited, Andrew Dirks poured Lytle Barnett Willamette Valley 2014 Brut, though you’re just as likely to get a glass of French Champagne as they change up their bubbles daily. Lytle Barnett’s tagline is “French Tradition Meets Oregon Authenticity,” and made in the Methode Champenoise, one would be hard-pressed to know whether it was French Champagne or Oregon sparkling wine.

While there is no formal tasting room, guests are guided through the winery’s production area, where wonder awaits. Andrew Dirks, Director of Hospitality, enjoys the element of surprise, creating moments of tension that turn into excitement for his guests. As he pours wines and leads the way, the history of the winery and vineyards slowly unfold, like peeling back the layers of an onion one by one.

After the sparkling reception and the drama of the production facility, guests pass through heavy 15th-century carved Spanish Rosetta doors, entering the underground barrel room. The cool dark cave is built directly into the hillside. Circling 180 degrees, it’s lined dramatically with oak barrels and moody lights that guide you on your journey. Though there is a cement path to walk on, there is no floor under the barrels themselves. Instead, they rest directly on rocks and earth, where the ground maintains a consistent temperature.

Guests find themselves in the center of the cave, in the eye-shaped Oculus Room, where they taste beneath a skylight revealing how far underground you are. They then move on to a table in the middle where the warmth of flickering candlelight and a tasting of exquisite pinot noirs, each one better than the one that proceeded it, awaits. The Pinots are silky yet intense. They’re well-integrated, with a balance of seductive floral notes, addictive savory qualities, and a memorable white pepper finish.

Unlike most wineries, who taste white to red, the final tasting is of the 2017 Exomin Chardonnay, a Chablis-style wine with a brininess that’s ideal with the preparation of caviar Dirks elegantly presents.

Abbott Claim currently has five pinot noirs and two chardonnays in their portfolio, all crafted by Alban Debeaulieu (formerly of Domaine Drouhin, White Rose, and OO Wines). The pinots are all estate wines, while the Chardonnays use fruit sourced from nearby vineyards.

The wines are not for sale on their website, fans will have to either sign up for their allocation list, or purchase at their visit. The Legacy Experience, which is private and by reservation only, is $65, and is waived with a six-bottle purchase.

By Tamara Belgard

Scroll down to see multiple Abbott Claim photos

Address

Abbott Claim is located at 11011 NE Bayliss Rd, Carlton, OR 97111

Follow Abbott Claim

Website – https://www.abbottclaim.com/

Instagram  – https://www.instagram.com/abbottclaim/

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Welcoming Tamara Belgard to the Culinary Treasure Network Family!

Tamara Belgard Culinary Treasure Network Contributor

Welcoming Tamara Belgard to the Culinary Treasure Network Family!

We are delighted to welcome Tamara Belgard to the Culinary Treasure Network family!

Over the course of the next 12 months Tamara will be creating content for us.

Tamara’s primary assignment will be to write articles for The Noteworthy Wine Journal.

Given Tamara’s vast skill set don’t be surprised if she also writes a few travel articles for our Savory Travel Adventures website, and joins Steven Shomler as a special co-host on the Culinary Treasure Podcast.

Here is a link to the webpage that lists all of Tamara Belgard’s Culinary Treasure Network content: https://www.culinarytreasure.com/tamara-belgard-culinary-treasure-network-contributor/

 

Tamara Belgard’s Bio

Tamara Belgard is a freelance journalist based in Portland Oregon with a long history in the Oregon wine scene. When not chasing down stories for publications like The American Wine Society, The Oregonian, Wine Press Northwest, Oregon Wine Press, SIP Northwest, NW Travel and Life, Portland Monthly, and Eater PDX, you might stumble upon her traipsing through wine country, exploring new restaurants, perusing her local farmers market, pouring over cookbooks, or searching out hidden gems from the racks of her favorite wine shops

Contact Tamara Belgard

Email –  [email protected]

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de Garde Cellars – A Brand-New Winery on The Oregon Coast

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de Garde Cellars – A Brand-New Winery on The Oregon Coast

On Thursday July 22, 2021, de Garde Cellars debuted their very first wine – Rose No. 1.

See this link to read the Noteworthy Wine Journal article about Rose No. 1:

Rose No. 1 From de Cellars – The Review & The 411  https://www.culinarytreasure.com/rose-no-1-from-degarde-cellars-the-review-the-411/

de Garde Cellars is brought to you by the fine folks at de Garde Brewing – a world class brewery located in Tillamook, Oregon on the Oregon Coast. See below for links to Culinary Treasure Network content about de Garde Brewing.

Wednesday July 21, 2021 was the day that de Garde Brewing broke the news about de Garde Cellars via the de Garde Brewing Instagram account. See the very end of this article to read the full text from that Instagram post.

On Friday July 23, 2021 I had the privilege of speaking with de Garde Co-founder Trevor Rogers about de Garde Cellars and here is some of what I learned:

de Garde Cellars Tidbits

Trevor and Linsey (de Garde’s other Co-founder) have wanted to make wine for a very long time and finally in 2017 they began taking the steps needed to begin their winemaking journey.

Rouge No. 1 (2018 vintage) will be the next de Garde Cellars release. Look for this wine to be released late summer or early fall (2021). Rouge No. 1 will be a red blend that will be approximately 57% Mourvèdre and 43% Syrah & Grenache.

For at least the next few years de Garde Cellars wine will only be sold at the de Garde Brewing taproom.

The current plan is for de Garde Cellars to release 2 to 3 wines in 2022.

Trevor shared that when the Instagram post announcing de Garde Cellars came out he was touched by all the encouraging words of support he received from both brewers and winemakers.

Trevor also told me that when it came to de Garde Cellars they had held “their cards very close to their vest” and he was glad to finally be able to go public with this news.

While we were talking, I mentioned the phrase I have heard from many winemakers “It takes a lot of beer to make wine” Trevor laughed with amusement and immediately shared that he often says, “It takes a lot of wine to make beer.”

 I closed out my interview with Trevor by asking him to give me one word describing how he feels about de Garde Cellars and with much enthusiasm in his voice he said, “very excited.”

I thoroughly enjoyed the bottle of Rose No. 1 I had Friday night and I am so looking forward to more wine from de Garde Cellars.

Cheers,

Steven Shomler 

Links with more information about de Garde Brewing

de Garde Brewing – A World Class Brewery on the Oregon Coast – https://craftbeertreasure.com/de-garde-brewing-a-world-class-brewery-on-the-oregon-coast/

Craft Beer Podcast Episode 132 – Trevor Rogers de Garde Brewing – https://www.thecraftbeerpodcast.com/trevor-rogers-de-garde-brewing-craft-beer-podcast-episode-132/

Address

de Garde Cellars is located at 114 Ivy Ave, Tillamook, OR 97141

Follow de Garde Brewing

 Website – http://www.degardebrewing.com/home.html

 Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/deGardeBrewing

 Instagram  –  https://www.instagram.com/degardebrewing/

 

Text From the deGarde Brewing Wednesday July 21, 2021 Instagram Post Announcing  de Garde Cellars:

“Introducing de Garde Cellars

We’re ecstatic to announce not just the existence of our winemaking endeavors, but also the first ‘fruits’ of our efforts under the new de Garde Cellars label.

It’s no secret that our brewery has been inspired by wine as much as spontaneously fermented beer. Honestly, our passions were wine-centric before we found beer with a similar sense of place.

Today, we have the pleasure of sharing our efforts.

‘Rose No. 1’ is our first release.

It is a lovely wine that could have come from nowhere else.
We brought in the grapes from ‘The Rocks District of Milton Freewater’ AVA on the Oregon side of the Washington border. Though it’s part of the greater Walla Walla AVA, this tiny portion is unique. To our palates, more so than any other region we’ve found.

The whole grape clusters were macerated by foot in oak tanks, and the free run juice was run into amphorae. A long, natural fermentation with native yeast ensued, with further conditioning on the lees.

The final composition is a unique representation of location and intent.

It presents ripe notes of strawberry and watermelon, cherries, and a hint of maraschino. It’s lent a further complexity from the growing region and the amphora; pronounced aromas of freshly broken river rocks, along with subtle hints of iron and a delicate savory aspect.
Soft, but bold, with enough balancing acid to keep it refreshing, though serious.

No fining, no filtration, and no added yeast, nutrient, or enzyme. Minimal sulfites were added, only at bottling.

Our practices of low intervention, manual processing, and avoidance of additives would likely resonate with those in a firmly natural camp. Really though, we’re just trying to make the best wine possible.
These endeavors are not an afterthought, nor a side project to our brewery.
Hopefully, they represent the vineyard well, and resonate with the drinker.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do, and we’re looking forward to sharing something (perhaps) even more exciting in the near future…”

 

See this link to read the Noteworthy Wine Journal article about Rose No. 1https://www.culinarytreasure.com/rose-no-1-from-degarde-cellars-the-review-the-411/

 

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Rose No. 1 From de Garde Cellars – The Review & The 411

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Rose No. 1 From de Garde Cellars – The Review & The 411

 Rose No. 1 – The Review

Many times, people scoff at Rose as déclassé, but that is a mistake. Rose doesn’t have to be cheap, sickeningly sweet, or just a basic boring white wine cloaked in pink color for looks. Roses can have depth and interest and character – like Rose No. 1 from de Garde Cellars.

Brand new on the market, their first offering is a delight to behold and to drink. The color is not the bubble gum pink of the grocery aisles or the salmon color of southern French roses, but a light rosy red that has depth and intrigue.

When I drink this wine, I am transported back to summer trips to Spain, France, and Portugal where young and vigorous wines like this are plentiful and made for day drinking.

Spontaneous fermentation gives Rose No. 1 a slightly effervescent charm and wild quality that makes it authentically American; Bold, but not unrefined and would pair well with a European style picnic. Think charcuterie and stinky cheeses on a sunny patio at 4 pm – this wine can stand up and hold it’s own.

KC Shomler

 

Rose No. 1 From deGarde Cellars – The Review & The 411 The Noteworthy Wine Journal

Rose No. 1 – The 411

On Thursday July 22, 2021, de Garde Cellars debuted their very first wine – Rose No. 1. 

See this link to read The Noteworthy Wine Journal article about de Garde Cellars:

de Garde Cellars – A Brand-New Winery on The Oregon Coast  https://www.culinarytreasure.com/de-garde-cellars-a-brand-new-winery-on-the-oregon-coast/

The grapes for Rose No. 1 come from the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA on the Oregon side of the Washington border. The Rocks District of the Milton-Freewater AVA is a sub-appellation of the Walla Walla Valley AVA, which itself is a sub-appellation of the Columbia Valley AVA.

Rose No. 1 is only available at the de Garde Brewing taproom in Tillamook, Oregon on the Oregon Coast.

I spoke with Trevor Rogers about Rose No. 1, and it is his current opinion that this wine will be best enjoyed either right now or in the next 1 -2 years.

Trevor speculates this wine will still be very drinkable in 4 or 5 years, however it will most likely be a “different” wine in 4 or 5 years when compared to what it is right now.

Steven Shomler

Rose No. 1 Notes From the Winemaker:

The whole grape clusters were macerated by foot in oak tanks, and the free run juice was run into amphorae. A long, natural fermentation with native yeast ensued, with further conditioning on the lees.

It presents ripe notes of strawberry and watermelon, cherries, and a hint of maraschino. It’s lent a further complexity from the growing region and the amphora; pronounced aromas of freshly broken river rocks, along with subtle hints of iron and a delicate savory aspect. Soft, but bold, with enough balancing acid to keep it refreshing, though serious.

No fining, no filtration, and no added yeast, nutrient or enzyme. Minimal sulfites were added, only at bottling.
Our practices of low intervention, manual processing, and avoidance of additives would likely resonate with those in a firmly natural camp. Really though, we’re just trying to make the best wine possible.”

See this link to read the Noteworthy Wine Journal article about de Garde Cellars:

de Garde Cellars – A Brand-New Winery on The Oregon Coast  https://www.culinarytreasure.com/de-garde-cellars-a-brand-new-winery-on-the-oregon-coast/

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Rose No. 1 From deGarde Cellars – The Review & The 411 The Noteworthy Wine Journal

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Threshold Brewing Zapiekanka – Your Next Craving Episode 003

Threshold Brewing Zapiekanka – Your Next Craving Episode 003 by Steven Shomler Culinary Treasure Network

Threshold Brewing Zapiekanka – Your Next Craving Episode 003

This episode of Your Next Craving is all about Threshold Brewing’s Zapiekanka.

Join us as Host Steven Shomler and Threshold Brewing’s Sara & Jarek Szymanski tell you all about this incredible dish!

To watch this video hit the play button in the center of the image below.

Your Next Craving – Celebrating Culinary Delights You Will Love!

 

 

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Your Next Craving is hosted by Steven Shomler and is brought to you by the Culinary Treasure Network.

 

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A Whiskey & Hot Chocolate Cocktail You Don’t Want to Miss – Three Creeks Brewing Sisters, Oregon

A Whiskey & Hot Chocolate Cocktail You Don’t Want to Miss – Three Creeks Brewing Sisters, Oregon This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler

A Whiskey & Hot Chocolate Cocktail You Don’t Want to Miss – Three Creeks Brewing Sisters, Oregon 

I spent part of Spring Break 2021 staying at Black Butte Ranch in Central Oregon. This was a family trip and not a work trip so my time seeking out culinary delights was limited.

That being said – I was able to locate a stellar cocktail and a fantastic pastry (see this link for more about the pastry – https://www.culinarytreasure.com/sisters-bakery-almond-bear-claws-a-culinary-gem-you-dont-want-to-miss/ )

My good friend Brian Yaeger recently moved to Bend, Oregon with his awesome family.

Since I was going to be in Central Oregon – Brian’s new stomping ground, a couple of weeks before spring Break 2021 I reached out to him to see if we could maybe meet up for a beer.

Brian is a very good craft beer writer, a craft beer Author, & a contributor to Craft Beer Treasure so I know that Brian would have a great suggestion for a place for us meet up and raise a pint.

Sisters, Oregon is about 15 minutes or so from Black Butte Ranch, and about 25-30 minutes from Bend.

Brian suggested that we meet up at Three Creeks Brewing in Sisters. Three Creeks brews up some really good beer so I knew that I would have a great beer or two while Brian and I visited and caught up.

I did not expect that I would come across a stellar cocktail.

We were sitting outside, and it was around 40 degrees out. I started out with a pour of TCBC Imperial IPA. Goodness I enjoyed that beer!

A Whiskey & Hot Chocolate Cocktail You Don’t Want to Miss – Three Creeks Brewing Sisters, Oregon This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler

Hot Chocolate and Whiskey

When I was perusing the menu to pick out my beer, I had noticed a cocktail made with hot chocolate and whiskey.

Like I said, it was 40 degrees out and we were sitting outside. A steady breeze picked up and that warm cocktail began calling my name.

I said, “what the heck” and I ordered it – a warm beverage sounded really good right then.

A Whiskey & Hot Chocolate Cocktail You Don’t Want to Miss – Three Creeks Brewing Sisters, Oregon This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler

WOW! I was stunned by how good the Skrewdolph cocktail was!

The Skrewdolph is made with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, hot cocoa, whipped cream, and a chuck of Belgium chocolate.

I loved this cocktail so much that I have made tentative plans to head back out that way this fall and film an episode of my show Your Next Craving about it.

My Recommendation – if you like cocktails and you find yourself anywhere near Sisters, Oregon or even if you are just driving through Sisters on your way to or from Bend – stop at Three Creeks Brewing. Have a beer & a meal, and for dessert order yourself a Skrewdolph and thank me later!

Below is information on Three Creeks Brewing and a few photos from my visit there.

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

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 Three Creeks Brewing

Address 721 S Desperado Ct, Sisters, OR 9775

Website https://www.threecreeksbrewing.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ThreeCreeksBrewing/

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/threecreeksbrewing/

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Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claws – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss!

Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler

Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claws – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss!

I spent part of Spring Break 2021 staying at Black Butte Ranch in Central Oregon. This was a family trip and not a work trip so my time seeking out culinary delights was limited.

That being said – I was able to locate a fantastic pastry and a stellar cocktail (see this link for more info about the cocktail – https://www.culinarytreasure.com/a-whiskey-hot-chocolate-cocktail-you-dont-want-to-miss-three-creeks-brewing-sisters-oregon/)

Sisters, Oregon is about 15 minutes or so from Black Butte Ranch, and during this trip I was lucky enough to make a run into Sisters for groceries. While there I made a stop at Sisters Bakery and WOW!

The Almond Bear Claw at Sisters Bakery is an eminently delightful pastry!

The level of crunch and texture is perfect, lots of almonds, and just the right amount of not-too-sweet glaze.

Please Note – in addition to the Almond Bear Claws there are lots of wonderful baked goods at Sisters Bakery – Pies, Breads, Donuts, Scones, etc.

My Recommendation – if you find yourself anywhere near Sisters Bakery, or even if you are just driving through Sisters on your way to or from Bend – stop at Sisters Bakery.

Get yourself one of the Almond Bear Claws to devour right then, and also pick up a pie, or a dozen donuts, or a loaf of their Cinnamon Swirl Bread or a loaf of their Jalapeno/Pepper Jack Cheese Bread to take with you.

Below is information on Sisters Bakery and a few photos from my visit there.

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

This is Culinary Treasure – Discovering and Celebrating Culinary Treasure You Will Love

#GoHaveMagnificentMeals

 

Sisters Bakery

Address 251 E Cascade Ave, Sisters, Oregon 97559

Website https://www.sistersbakery.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sistersbakeryoregon

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/sistersbakeryoregon/

Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler

Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler

Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler

Sisters Bakery Almond Bear Claw – A Culinary Gem You Don’t Want to Miss! This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler

 

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Chalk to Flour a Bend, Oregon Destination-Worthy Bakery!

Chalk to Flour a Bend, Oregon Destination-Worthy Bakery! Brian Yaeger Culinary Treasure Network Contributor

Chalk to Flour a Bend, Oregon
Destination-Worthy Bakery!

Unlike Portland that has so many destination-worthy doughnut shops they might as well change the nickname from Beervana to Doughnutvana, Portlanders’ playground in Central Oregon, Bend, has a dearth of doughnutteries. Kristina Serhan has changed that all from the comfort of her own home.

Chalk to Flour is her home-based bakery, or cottage-based you can say thanks to Oregon cottage laws that provide for her to make everything from cookies to cakes to those scrumptious doughnuts without a commercial store or kitchen. The only real bummer is that you can’t walk in and have your mouth water staring at a rack of chocolate-glazed hazelnut-topped doughnuts; you have to order two days in advance and either pick them up from her porch (no need for a mask as she’ll have your order boxed up and waiting for you) or you can spring for local delivery.

Chalk to Flour a Bend, Oregon Destination-Worthy Bakery! Brian Yaeger Culinary Treasure Network Contributor    Chalk to Flour a Bend, Oregon Destination-Worthy Bakery! Brian Yaeger Culinary Treasure Network Contributor

Chalk to Flour has barely been in business over a year but Serhan is garnering word-of-mouth plus lots of digital oohs and aahs via Chalk to Flour’s Instagram account.

Good thing drooling over her custom cakes is sugar and carb free. And while she’s got a menu of her staples, she’ll truly customize anything you’re craving. Can’t decide between ordering a dozen cupcakes or cookies? Get cookie dough topped cupcakes!

In addition to being a doughnut fiend, I’m a glutton for cinnamon rolls. While she’ll bake you up a half dozen classic cream cheese frosted ones, I saw she makes a chocolate babka (the greater babka?!) roll. And she embellishes it with a little orange zest if you want. Well I love chocolate and orange so Serhan over-zested mine as if she thought, “what would Brian like?” Chocolate-orange-babka-roll not your jam?

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Of course, some of her creations are a little more universal in their inspiration. Take the Oreo Roll. “I won’t lie,” says Serhan, “that was a 4/20 inspo. Like gourmet munchie food. My boyfriend only let me have half of one and devoured three on his own.”

Cheers,

Brian Yaeger Culinary Treasure Network Contributor

 Link to see all of Brian Yeager’s Culinary Treasure Network Contenthttps://www.culinarytreasure.com/brian-yaeger-culinary-treasure-network-contributor/

 

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Welcoming Brian Yaeger to the Culinary Treasure Network Family!

Brian Yaeger Culinary Treasure Network Contributor

Welcoming Brian Yaeger to the Culinary Treasure Network Family!

We are delighted to welcome Brian Yaeger to the Culinary Treasure Network family!

Over the course of the next 12 months Brian will be creating content for us.

Brian’s primary assignment will be to write culinary articles for our This is Culinary Treasure website.

Given Brian’s vast skill set don’t be surprised if he also writes a few travel articles for our Savory Travel Adventures website and joins Steven Shomler (that’s me) as a special co-host on the Craft Beer Podcast.

Here is a link to the page that lists all of Brian Yaeger’s Culinary Treasure Network content:
https://www.culinarytreasure.com/brian-yaeger-culinary-treasure-network-contributor/

 

Brian Yaeger Culinary Treasure Network Contributor

Brian Yaeger’s Bio

Here is a little bit of info for those of you who have yet to have the privilege of meeting Brian:

Brian is a devoted Dad, loving Husband, pragmatic optimist, Author, Beer Writer, Doughnut Writer, Certified Cicerone®, Certified Cider Professional™, Founder of Grand Craft Beer, Founder of Baker’s Dozen Coffee Beers & Doughnut Festival, Teacher, and now he is also a Culinary Treasure Network contributor.

Brian is the Author of two books (so far) – Red, White, and Brew: An American Beer Odyssey (St. Martin’s) & Oregon Breweries (Globe Pequot). See below for more info about both of these books.

Brian has a third book in the works – American Doughnut and we can’t wait for that book to come out!

Contact Brian Yaeger

Brian can be reached via email –  [email protected]

Follow Brian Yaeger

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Grand Craft Beer

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Baker’s Dozen Coffee Beers & Doughnut Festival

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American Doughnut

Instagram –  https://www.instagram.com/americandoughnut/

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Brian’s Books

 Oregon Breweries (2014, Stackpole) is the comprehensive brewery guide to one of the nation’s largest and most creative craft brewing epicenters. Featuring profiles of 190 breweries in the Beaver State from Astoria to Ashland, the brewers and beers that make not just Portland but all of Oregon “Beervana” make this the compelling, compulsory companion to your beercation through the entire state.

Link to Purchase Oregon Breweries –  https://www.amazon.com/Oregon-Breweries-Brian-Yaeger/dp/0811712117/

Red, White, and Brew (2008, St. Martin’s) is the ultimate beer run across the United States, during which Brian Yaeger visits fourteen breweries of various sizes and talks to founders, owners, brewmasters, consumers, and anyone else he meets on his odyssey and who enjoys the making, tasting, and appreciating of brews.

Red, White, and Brew pursues the roots of brewers who brought their craft with them from their homeland and investigates how the tradition is faring today and where it may head in the future. Covering everything from fifth-generation family-run brewing companies to first-wave microbreweries, this book is a travelogue, guide, and genealogical study of beer families and homebrewers from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon. It is filled with eclectic characters and shrewd businesspeople who populate an industry as old as the New World, and who produce liquid philanthropy, one keg at a time.

Link to purchase Red, White, and Brewhttps://www.amazon.com/Red-White-Brew-American-Odyssey/dp/0312383142/

 

Once again, we are delighted to welcome Brian to the Culinary Treasure Network family!

Below my signature are some photos of Brian for you to enjoy.

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

This is Culinary Treasure – Discovering and Celebrating Culinary Treasure You Will Love

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A Magnificent Meal at Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill Bozeman Montana

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A Magnificent Meal at Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill Bozeman, Montana

Goodness! I am blessed to have the opportunity to enjoy some pretty damn fine meals. The best meals that I get to devour end up becoming This is Culinary Treasure A Magnificent Meal articles.

The dinner I had last fall at Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill Bozeman was one of those magnificent meals.

Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill is a fantastic place to have a cocktail, they have an amazing whiskey list, and the steaks at Copper are phenomenal!

 

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Appetizers and a Cocktail

The night I was there I started my evening off with a cocktail – the Dear Ol’ Dad – Eagle Rare bourbon, sugar, bitters, orange twist, big ice.

I paired my cocktail with not one but two appetizers – the pretzel bites, and the fried pickles.

Why two appetizers? Because the pretzel bites were highly recommended, and I love fried pickles!

The pretzel bites are handmade in house, and they are served with a terrific jalapeño beer cheese. Seriously these pretzel bites are effing incredible. When you go to Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill make sure that you get yourself an order of them. You will be so grateful that you did.

The fried pickles plate arrives with both pickle chips and pickle spears on it. If you like pickles – don’t hesitate to order this dish.

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Two Stellar Entrees 

For my entrée I ended up having both the Ribeye and the Steak Frites. Yes, that’s two entrees, but hey I am a highly trained professional.

I LOVE a good ribeye and the ribeye that Chef John Wallace serves up at Copper is everything that you want in a ribeye. I had my ribeye topped with sautéed mushrooms. I do love mushrooms.

About the Steak and Frites – I was blown away by how good this dish was! The steak was a marinated hanger steak and WOW! I still think about that steak.

I can’t wait to get back to Bozeman, head over to Copper and order myself another plate of Steak and Frites. Not only was the steak outstanding, the fries were perfectly cooked.

I was pleasantly surprised with how incredibly good the wine by the glass offering were at Copper. I had a glass of a French malbec that I really, really enjoyed.

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Dessert!

For dessert I had the Copper Old Fashioned and the vanilla bean crème brûlée.

The Copper Old Fashioned features Bulleit Rye, sugar, bitters, cherry, and orange. My two favorite cocktails are a Gin Martini and an Old Fashioned. I am pretty picky about both of those cocktails and my standard are very high.

The Copper Old Fashioned exceeded my standards and it was very well made.

The crème brûlée – Oh Baby! – my only regret is that I didn’t order two of them.

Had I done that I would have enjoyed my second helping of crème brûlée with a shot of either Blanton’s Single Barrel bourbon, or a shot of Nikka Coffey Grain whisky.Mamny

Many thanks to Miranda Elise Bond – Miranda was my server and she was both delightful and very knowledgeable.

Get yourself to Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill and have yourself a wonderful meal!

Below are links to the Copper website and social media accounts.

Below my signature is more than 30 photos from my visit to Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill.

Lastly when you visit the Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill sure to order the pretzel bites and thank me later!

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Address

Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill is located at 101 E. Main St Bozeman, MT 59715

Adventures in Bozeman

Adventures in Bozeman

To see all of my Bozeman centric content – Culinary Podcasts, Craft Beer Podcasts, as well as Travel articles, and This is Culinary Treasure articles go to www.AdventuresInBozeman.com

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

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A Magnificent Meal at Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill Bozeman Montana

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Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill Bozeman Montana This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler

Copper Whiskey Bar & Grill Bozeman Montana This is Culinary Treasure Steven Shomler

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Simply Stellar! Riverside Fish & Chips Nehalem Oregon on the Oregon Coast

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Simply Stellar! Riverside Fish & Chips Nehalem Oregon on the Oregon Coast

A few weeks ago, I spent a few days on the Oregon Coast creating content for the Culinary Treasure Network.

On this particular day I had spent the morning in Tillamook at de Garde Brewing recording an episode of the Craft Beer Podcast with de Garde Co-founder Trevor Rodgers.

By the time I was leaving de Garde it was lunchtime, and I was more than ready to eat.

I decided to head North to Nehalem and check out Riverside Fish & Chips. I am sooo glad I did!

The food was exquisite, and the setting was so very pleasant.

It is my current understanding that Sharon and Gordy have been running Riverside Fish & Chips for 6 years now. I have also heard that maybe they had had some help getting started from a local Oregon Coast culinary luminary. I would love to have them as guests on the Culinary Treasure Podcast and hear their story.

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The Fish

I got the 3-piece basket (cod) and goodness the fish was perfect. I get the joy of eating quite a number of meals while I am on my culinary and travel adventures, and one of the ways I gauge how much I enjoyed a certain meal or dish is by how often I think of it days later.

I have thought of this meal quite a number of times since that day, and even right now I wish that I had a Riverside Fish & Chips 3-piece basket it in front of me. I would devour it.

Scroll to end of this article and check out the photos I took. The fish tastes even better than it looks in those photos.

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The Chips

I do love me some good fries. True confession time – I ALWAYS add salt to my fries. I even add salt to McDonalds’ fries. These fries were perfectly seasoned. Not salty per se, just really well seasoned. Fantastic flavor.

Oh, I was fully prepared to add salt to them, however for the first time as far back as I can remember I didn’t add want to add anything to these fries. Additionally, they were a perfect complement to the fish.

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Tartar Sauce ~ Coleslaw ~ Ketchup

I do love a good tartar sauce and the tartar sauce they serve at Riverside Fish & Chips is as good as any that I have ever had.

The coleslaw was terrific, and I began to suspect that they were not simply selling premade food purchased from a food wholesaler that they scooped out of a big plastic container.

I did see that the menu had the word “homemade” next the word “slaw”, however not every place that makes the “homemade” claim is really doing homemade.

One clue that they really were making things from scratch was that my wonderful coleslaw had craisins in it. Such a delightful addition!

I was thrilled to see that the ketchup that they were serving was Portland Ketchup Company ketchup. A good ketchup makes all the difference and Portland Ketchup Company makes top shelf ketchup.

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The Setting

The setting is so lovely. First of all, you get to follow a special path through a narrow alley to get to Riverside Fish & Chips.

After you place your order, you can take a seat at one of the picnic tables sitting out in the sunshine. Do that and you will find yourself right next to the Nehalem River and the view looking out toward the river is just enchanting.

They also have a few tables under cover for those very few days that it rains on the Oregon Coast. Yes – that’s a joke. I know that it rains A LOT on the Oregon Coast. If you are headed to the Oregon Coast, bring layers and a good rain jacket just to be safe.

My kids were quite young when we moved to Portland in 2004 and I can’t tell you how times I said to them as they were getting into the car as we are heading out – “do you have a little jacket with you?”

If they didn’t, they had to go back into the house and get one. They didn’t have wear it, but they had to have one with them. The ONLY exception to this was if the forecast called for the temperature to be 100 degrees or more that day.

Like I said if you are going to the Oregon Coast, make sure that you bring a little jacket with you.

How Good Was Riverside Fish & Chips?

Riverside Fish & Chips was stellar – 4 out of 4 Bonfires.

I have had a number of really good fish & chips meals on the Oregon Coast – to date the best fish & chips meal I have had on the Oregon Coast was at Riverside Fish & Chips in Nehalem, Oregon.

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PHOTOS – Scroll down to see more than 20 photos from my visit to Riverside Fish & Chips in Nehalem, Oregon on the Oregon Coast

Address

Riverside Fish & Chips is located at 35915 Hwy. 101 N. Nehalem, OR 97131

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Cheers,

Steven Shomler

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Adventures on The Oregon Coast

Adventures on The Oregon Coast

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PHOTOS

I invite you to enjoy these photos from my visit to Riverside Fish & Chips in Nehalem, Oregon on the Oregon Coast:

 

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4 Year Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Vertical & 4 Amazing Bites! Erath Tasting Room Spring Wine Flight Portland, Oregon

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4 Year Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Vertical & 4 Amazing Bites! Erath Tasting Room 2021 Spring Wine Flight Portland, Oregon

Wow! Just Wow! If you live anywhere near the Portland, Oregon metro area and you love wine, you need to get yourself over to the Erath Tasting Room and enjoy their 2021 Spring wine flight!

This wine flight features a very good chardonnay, and 4 pours of Erath’s Bishop Creek Pinot Noir – 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. To top it off each one of these amazing pinots come from the same vineyard – Yamhill-Carlton District.

It’s a delightful and enlightening experience to see how the terroir, sun, rain, etc. impacts the same grapes vines each year over the course of four years.

But wait – there is even more amazement to be had! Each of those 4 Pinots are paired with an exquisite bite.

Jennifer Willis is the incredibly talented Tasting Room Manager at Erath. Jennifer and her team collaborated with Lauren Carr & Josh Ferguson with Artemis Foods and together the bites they came up with are simply stunning.

Bite #1 Squash Crostata – pureed tetsukabuto, kale pesto caramelized onion, and toasted chèvre (photo below)

Bite #2 Tillamook Cape Meares Aged Cheddar (photo below)

Bite #3 Stuffed Cremini Mushroom – marinated mushroom, wild mushroom mousse, Olympia Provisions pork rillette (photo below)

Bite #4 Blue Cheese Truffle – Cascadia Creamery  glacier blue, poppy seed, pick peppercorn, culatta ham (photo below)

Trust me on this – you don’t want this enrapturing culinary experience.

Don’t wait – every two to three months the wine flight at Erath changes and you don’t want to miss this one! Please see this link for details about visiting the Erath Tasting Room – https://www.erath.com/winery/tastingroom

The Erath Tasting room is located at 1439 NW Marshall St, Portland, OR 97209 – https://www.erath.com/winery/tastingroom

I invite you to enjoy the photos below that I took during my recent visit to the Erath Tasting Room.

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

This is Culinary Treasure – Discovering and Celebrating Culinary Treasure You Will Love

#EnjoyYourLife #DrinkGreatWine #PortlandOregon

#GoHaveMagnificentMeals

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Hapa PDX Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken) – Your Next Craving Episode 002

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Hapa PDX Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken) – Your Next Craving Episode 002

This episode of Your Next Craving is all about Hapa PDX’s Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken).

Join us as Host Steven Shomler and Hapa PDX’s Michael Littman tell you all about this incredible dish!

To watch this video hit the play button in the center of the image below.

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The Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza – Help the Cheese Farmers! Wait… Whut?

The Cheesemakers Were Helped!

The Cheesemakers Were Helped! Update 12/22/2020

The Cheesemakers Were Helped!

On Dec 14th We published a couple of Culinary Treasure Network videos/articles we made with Katie Bray the incredible Director of the Oregon Cheese Guild.

The Oregon Cheese Guild had a good-sized number of their winter cheese tasting kits, or “Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza Gift Bags” as I called them, that they were hoping to sell to support local Oregon Cheesemakers.

I am delighted to share with you that each and every one of those 5 1b Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza Gift Bags” has been sold!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who purchased one!

The list of local Oregon Cheesemakers who were helped include – ByGeorge Farm, Don Froylan Creamery, Face Rock Creamery, La Mariposa, Nestucca Bay Creamery, Portland Creamery, Rogue Creamery, TMK Creamery, Walla Walla Cheese Company and Willamette Valley Cheese!

Lastly – Many thanks to Tillamook for all they did behind the scenes to help make this happen!

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

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The Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza - Help the Cheese Farmers! Wait... Whut?

The Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza – Help the Cheese Farmers! Wait… Whut?

This video (see below) is all about the Oregon Cheese Guild’s Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza – 5 lbs of amazing artisan cheese!

During this video you will hear from Katie Bray Director of the Oregon Cheese Guild, and Steven Shomler Founder of the Culinary Treasure Network.

You can purchase your Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza here:  https://www.merctickets.com/events/109676590/the-winter-wedge-portland-celebrates-cheese-for-the-holidays

Use code “wwfriend” to save $15

You can pick up your Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza at a central location in Portland Oregon, or in Salem, Oregon on December 18, 21, or 22.

To watch this video simply hit the play button in the center of the image below –

 

The Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza Includes These Culinary Treasures

By George Farms French Picnic Fromage Blanc, Don Froylan Queso Botanero,
Face Rock Creamery Face2Face Mixed Milk Cheddar, La Mariposa Chubut,
Nestucca Bay Creamery Oretown-Cheddar, Portland Creamery Cranberry Orange Chevre, Rogue Creamery Brutal Blue, Tillamook 3 Years (!) of Aged Extra Sharp Cheddar: 2010, 2015, 2017, TMK Creamery Garlic Dill Cheddar Curds, Walla Walla Cheese Company Pepper Jeff, Willamette Valley Cheese Co Organic French Prairie Brie, Organic Chocolate Truffles from Whole Foods Market, Raspberry Marionberry Fruit Spread from Mt. Hope Farms, Effie’s Homemade Oatcakes, and Driftwest Water Kefir.

Click here to see the full list of the Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza contentshttps://thewedgeportland.com/producers-2

#HelpTheCheeseFarmers

#OregonCheeseGuild

#CulinaryTreasureNetwork

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The Oregon Cheese Guild’s Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza – How to Save $15!

The Cheesemakers Were Helped!

The Cheesemakers Were Helped! Update 12/22/2020

The Cheesemakers Were Helped!

On Dec 14th We published a couple of Culinary Treasure Network videos/articles we made with Katie Bray the incredible Director of the Oregon Cheese Guild.

The Oregon Cheese Guild had a good-sized number of their winter cheese tasting kits, or “Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza Gift Bags” as I called them, that they were hoping to sell to support local Oregon Cheesemakers.

I am delighted to share with you that each and every one of those 5 1b Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza Gift Bags” has been sold!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who purchased one!

The list of local Oregon Cheesemakers who were helped include – ByGeorge Farm, Don Froylan Creamery, Face Rock Creamery, La Mariposa, Nestucca Bay Creamery, Portland Creamery, Rogue Creamery, TMK Creamery, Walla Walla Cheese Company and Willamette Valley Cheese!

Lastly – Many thanks to Tillamook for all they did behind the scenes to help make this happen!

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

#TheCheesemakersWereHelped    #OregonCheeseGuild

 

 

 

The Oregon Cheese Guild's Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza - How to Save $15! Culinary Treasure Network Steven Shomler

The Oregon Cheese Guild’s Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza – How to Save $15!

Purchase your Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza herehttps://www.merctickets.com/events/109676590/the-winter-wedge-portland-celebrates-cheese-for-the-holidays

Use Code “wwfriend” to save $15

You can pick up your Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza at a central location in Portland Oregon, or in Salem, Oregon on December 18, 21, or 22.

Click here to see the full list of the Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza contents – https://thewedgeportland.com/producers-2

To watch this video simply hit the play button in the center of the image below –

The Oregon Cheese Guild's Winter Wedge Cheese Extravaganza - How to Save $15! Culinary Treasure Network Steven Shomler

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The Pacific Drift – An Exquisite Cranberry Martini

The Pacific Drift - An Exquisite Cranberry Martini By Steven Shomler The Culinary Treasure Network

The Pacific Drift – An Exquisite Cranberry Martini

Earlier this fall I loaded up Luna Santorini (my beloved white RAV4) and headed north and then west.

Passing through Astoria, Oregon I crossed the Astoria-Megler Bridge over the Columbia River into Washington State where I spent a couple of utterly delightful days in and around the town of Long Beach.

While there I had some wonderful meals and incredible adventures – dinner at the Pickled Fish, hiking the next morning at Cape Disappointment State Park, lunch at the Old Fishtrap Dive Dar, I could go on. As I write those articles you can bet your bippy that I will put links here.

The Pacific Drift - An Exquisite Cranberry Martini By Steven Shomler The Culinary Treasure Network

One my stops was at Adrift Distillers. While there I was blown away by their Cranberry Liqueur.  This spirit was developed in collaboration with Starvation Alley Cranberry Farms – Washington’s first certified organic cranberry farm.

I picked up a bottle intending to use it to create a holiday cocktail.

Yesterday was Thanksgiving and I did that very thing.

The Recipe: The Pacific Drift – An Exquisite Cranberry Martini

Ingredients

Adrift Distillers Cranberry Liqueur (25%)

Reyka Vodka (75%)

Meyer Lemon Twist

3 Sugared Cranberries

Cocktail Tip – I sugared my cranberries by putting them into a small glass jar and filling it with sugar about 2 hours before making my martini.

Directions

Put on some Frank Sinatra Christmas music, sugar your cranberries, get your Meyer lemon twist into your chilled martini glass, run your sugar cranberries through with a cocktail pick.

Add  the cranberry liqueur and vodka to an ice filled shaker and shake with alacrity.

Pour into your chilled martini glass, carefully place your cranberries on the rim of the glass and enjoy!

Reyka Vodka has the cool crispness I was looking for to pair with the brightness & alluring tartness of Adrift’s Cranberry Liqueur.

Needless to say, if you get the chance to explore the Long Beach Washington Peninsula you need to stop at Adrift Distillers.

As far as Reyka Vodka goes, I look forward to someday traveling to Borgarnes and recording an episode of the Culinary Treasure Podcast with their Master Distiller Thordur Sigurosson.

Thank You Emily!

Lastly I would be remiss not to thank Emily Ross-Johnson AKA “The Gal About Town” for introducing me to Reyka Vodka.

Emily is a spirit & cocktail wizard. Follow her on Instagram to see some of the most beautiful cocktails around – https://www.instagram.com/thegalabouttown/.

Emily is also the Founder of Fern and Shaker a wonderful Portland, Oregon based cocktail company – http://www.fernandshaker.com/

 

I invite you to enjoy the photos below.

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

This is Culinary Treasure – Discovering and Celebrating Culinary Treasure You Will Love

#EnjoyYourLife #DrinkGreatCocktails #LongBeachPeninsula

The Pacific Drift - An Exquisite Cranberry Martini By Steven Shomler The Culinary Treasure Network

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The Pacific Drift - An Exquisite Cranberry Martini By Steven Shomler The Culinary Treasure Network

Emily Ross-Johnson AKA “The Gal About Town”

 

Emily Ross-Johnson AKA “The Gal About Town” Emily Ross-Johnson AKA “The Gal About Town”

 

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Portland Coffee Roasters 2020 Holiday Roast – Your Next Craving Episode 001

Portland Coffee Roasters 2020 Holiday Roast - Your Next Craving Episode 001 Final Steven Shomler

Portland Coffee Roasters 2020 Holiday Roast – Your Next Craving Episode 001

This episode of Your Next Craving is all about Portland Coffee Roasters 2020 Holiday Roast!

Join us as Host Steven Shomler and Portland Coffee Roaster’s team members Mark Stell & Eva Attia tell you all about both this wonderful coffee, and the fantastic non-profit that this year’s holiday roast is supporting.

1$ will be donated to Food 4 Farmers for every bag of the 2020 Holiday Roast that is sold – https://food4farmers.org/

To watch this video hit the play button in the center of the image below, and below this image are details about how you can purchase this coffee online from anywhere in the United States.

Your Next Craving – Celebrating Culinary Delights You Will Love!

 

Purchase Portland Coffee Roasters 2020 Holiday Roast

You are welcome to purchase this coffee online from the Portland Coffee Roasters website (details below), or if you live in the Portland, Oregon metro area you can find this coffee at Fred Meyer, New Seasons, and Market of Choice.

You can also stop by the Portland Coffee Roasters Cafe located at 815 SE Oak St

Portland, OR 97214, or one of the three Portland Coffee Roaster Cafes located at the Portland International Airport AKA PDX.

 To order the 2020 Holiday Roast online from Portland Coffee Roasters

Click on this link here – https://www.portlandcoffeeroasters.com/seasonals/holiday2020/

Once you get to that page you need to scroll down to middle of that webpage and look for the small oval button that says “get your bag today”

Click on that button and a “popup” will appear and you can then add this coffee to your cart.

Also – currently this wonderful coffee is NOT featured or linked to on the front of the Portland Coffee Roasters website – so please take careful note of this link here to make an online purchase – https://www.portlandcoffeeroasters.com/seasonals/holiday2020/

 

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Your Next Craving is hosted by Steven Shomler and is brought to you by the Culinary Treasure Network – https://www.culinarytreasure.com/

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International Xinomavro Day Nov 1st 2020 – Enjoying a Bottle of 2016 Xinomavro From Sakalaki Winery Plagia Kilkis Greece

International Xinomavro Day Nov 1st 2020 – Enjoying a Bottle 2016 Xinomavro From Sakalaki Winery Plagia Kilkis Greece Culinary Treasure By Steven Shomler

International Xinomavro Day Nov 1st 2020 – Enjoying a Bottle of 2016 Xinomavro From Sakalaki Winery Plagia Kilkis Greece

Today – Sunday November 1st is International Xinomavro Day!

Xinomavro is a wine grape grown throughout central & northern Greece, and some say that it is the king of Greek red grapes.

The name Xinomavro comes from the words xino (sour) and mavro (black).

In the hands of talented winemakers such as Anna Sakalaki, this grape can produce a truly wonderful wine!

International Xinomavro Day Nov 1st 2020 – Enjoying a Bottle 2016 Xinomavro From Sakalaki Winery Plagia Kilkis Greece Culinary Treasure By Steven Shomler International Xinomavro Day Nov 1st 2020 – Enjoying a Bottle 2016 Xinomavro From Sakalaki Winery Plagia Kilkis Greece Culinary Treasure By Steven Shomler

International Xinomavro Day Nov 1st 2020 – Enjoying a Bottle 2016 Xinomavro From Sakalaki Winery Plagia Kilkis Greece Culinary Treasure By Steven Shomler

2016 Xinomavro From Sakalaki Winery

This evening I am lucky enough to be enjoying a 2016 bottle of Xinomavro from Sakalaki Winery, which is located in the Kilkis regional unit of Greece, about an hour north of Thessaloniki. This is such a great wine! If you have never enjoyed Xinomavro I highly encourage you to do so, especially if it is from Sakalaki Winery!

Visit Greece! 

Someday this pandemic will be behind us, and we will be able to travel the globe once again. When that day comes, I will look forward to returning to the enchanting country of Greece!

You can be certain that when I am back in Greece, I will make it a point to head back up the incredible wine region just north of the delightful city of Thessaloniki and my stops will include a visit to Sakalaki Winery.

If you want to begin daydreaming about your future trip to Greece, I encourage you to go to the Visit Greece website – http://www.visitgreece.gr/

 

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International Xinomavro Day

For more information about Xinomavro see this Wines of Greece article – https://winesofgreece.org/varieties/xinomavro/

For more information about International Xinomavro Day see this article by Yiannis Karakasis  – https://www.karakasis.mw/first-international-xinomavro-day

 

International Xinomavro Day Nov 1st 2020 – Enjoying a Bottle 2016 Xinomavro From Sakalaki Winery Plagia Kilkis Greece Culinary Treasure By Steven Shomler

Links to Follow Sakalaki Winery


Websitehttp://sakalakiwinery.com/

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Sakalaki.winery

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/sakalaki_winery/

 

Anna Sakalaki Winemaker Sakalaki Winery Plagia Kilkis Greece – Culinary Treasure Podcast Episode 71 by Steven Shomler

Culinary Treasure Podcast Episode 71

Anna Sakalaki and the Sakalaki Winery were featured in Culinary Treasure Podcast Episode 71https://www.culinarytreasurepodcast.com/anna-sakalaki-winemaker-sakalaki-winery-plagia-kilkis-greece-culinary-treasure-podcast-episode-71/

 

More of my Sakalaki Winery photos can be found below!

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

This is Culinary Treasure – Discovering and Celebrating Culinary Treasure You Will Love

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#AnnaSakalaki #Winemaker #SakalakiWinery

#EnjoyYourLife #DrinkGreatWine #VisitGreece

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Adam Schact Skyline Chili – Culinary Treasure Show Season 1 Episode 2

Adam Schact Skyline Chili – Culinary Treasure Show Season 1 Episode 2 by Steven Shomler

Adam Schact Skyline Chili – Culinary Treasure Show Season 1 Episode 2

In this episode of the Culinary Treasure Show our Host Steven Shomler visits with Adam Schact from Skyline Chili

Click the play button in the center of the image below to watch this episode 

 

Adam Schact Skyline Chili – Culinary Treasure Show Season 1 Episode 2

The Culinary Treasure Podcast

Episode 70 of The Culinary Treasure Podcast also features Adam Schact and Skyline Chili

To Listen to Culinary Treasure Podcast Episode 70 right here on this website click the play button below —

 

 

 Adam Schact Skyline Chili – Culinary Treasure Show Season 1 Episode 2 by Steven Shomler

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The Porky Melt at The Dinner Bell Barbecue Food Cart – This is Culinary Treasure!

The Porky Melt at The Dinner Bell Barbecue Food Cart – A Culinary Treasure! Culinary Treasure Network Steven Shomler

The Porky Melt at The Dinner Bell Barbecue Food Cart – This is Culinary Treasure!

Goodness! Last Thursday I had an amazing sandwich, and I have been thinking about ever since!

Do yourself a favor and head over to the Dinner Bell Barbecue Food Cart and have Sam make you a Porky Melt.

It’s a stupendous sandwich consisting of Texas toast, cheddar cheese, BBQ pork, and pickles. I got mine with a side of potato salad, and I thoroughly enjoyed that as well.

The Porky Melt is a meaty, tangy, cheesy, mess of culinary joy!

And check this out – I was able to pair my porky melt with a pour of Ruse Brewing colorvision IPA from the Beer Spot PDX Food Cart. I do love me some Ruse!

Micah who owns the Beer Spot knows craft beer very, very well and his tap list is always terrific.

Both the Dinner Bell Barbecue Food Cart, and the Beer Spot PDX Food Cart are located at the Flying Tortoise Food Cart Pod in Portland, Oregon located at Glisan and SE 44th.

The full address is 4400 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213

Links For Following and Connecting

The Dinner Bell Barbecue Food Cart

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/DinnerBellBarbecue

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/dinnerbellbbq/

The Beer Spot PDX Food Cart

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/beerspotpdx/

The Flying Tortoise Food Cart Pod

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/flyingtortoisefood/

 

More photos can be found below!

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

This is Culinary Treasure – Discovering and Celebrating Culinary Treasure You Will Love

#GoHaveMagnificentMeals

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The Butterscotch Budino at Blacksmith Italian – A Culinary Treasure!

The Butterscotch Budino at Blacksmith Italian – A Culinary Treasure! By Steven Shomler

The Butterscotch Budino at Blacksmith Italian – A Culinary Treasure!

The last time I ate at Blacksmith Italian in Bozeman, Montana I had a stellar dinner that included included 4 Incredible Plates, and one gem of a dessert.

If you want know more about that dinner and those 4 Incredible Plates see this link here: Dinner at Blacksmith Italian – A Truly Magnificent Meal— https://www.culinarytreasure.com/dinner-at-blacksmith-italian-a-truly-magnificent-meal/

This article is about the Culinary Treasure they serve at Blacksmith Italian known as The Butterscotch Budino!

What is a Budino?

Budino is the Italian word for custard or pudding, and a budino is a sweet Italian dish that is usually rich and creamy.

The Budino I savored at Blacksmith Italian was a butterscotch budino made with Montana caramel sauce, sea salt, & vanilla whipped cream! It was so incredibly rich and decadent.

To be honest I did not really want dessert.

I had already devoured a plate of burrata that was served with a tomato bruschetta & grilled focaccia (so effing good), some amazing bread served with butter & a wild ramp pesto, and two different entrees – grilled Spanish octopus, and beef tenderloin Piedmontese with marrow gravy, Kimm’s Organic roasted potatoes & creamed kale.

Blacksmith Italian’s Executive Chef Cory Dragone said that they had just one budino left in the kitchen and that I just had to order it.

There was no way that I could let Cory down, so I gathered myself and prepared to have just one more wonderful thing to eat that magical evening.

As soon as I took the first bite I was enraptured, and I was so glad that I listened to Chef Cory!

Make you way to Blacksmith Italian, and if when you get there they have The Butterscotch Budino on the menu order it right away and thank me later!

Here are a few more photos of this culinary treasure:

The Butterscotch Budino at Blacksmith Italian – A Culinary Treasure! By Steven Shomler

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For More Information about
Blacksmith Italian

For More Information about Blacksmith Italian see this Savory Travel Adventures article Blacksmith Italian – When You Go To Bozeman Montana: https://www.savorytraveladventures.com/blacksmith-italian-when-you-go-to-bozeman-montana/ 

 

Chef Cory Dragone Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 39

Chef Cory Dragone – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 39

To hear my interview with Blacksmith Italian’s Executive Chef Cory Dragone check out Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 39 – https://www.portlandculinarypodcast.com/tag/blacksmith-italian-restaurant/

 

 

Follow Blacksmith Italian

Website – http://blacksmithitalian.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Blacksmithitalian

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/blacksmithitalian/

Cheers,

Steven Shomler

Culinary Treasure – Discovering and Celebrating Culinary Treasure You Will Love

#HaveMagnificentMeals

 

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Adventures in Bozeman 

To see all of Steven Shomler’s Bozeman centric content –  Culinary & Craft Beer Podcasts, as well as Travel articles and Culinary Treasure articles go to www.AdventuresInBozeman.com

 

 

 

 

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Dinner at Blacksmith Italian – A Truly Magnificent Meal

Dinner at Blacksmith Italian – A Truly Magnificent Meal by Steven Shomler Culinary Treasure Network

Dinner at Blacksmith Italian – A Truly Magnificent Meal

Goodness! If you love magnificent meals dinner at Blacksmith Italian is right up your alley!

The last dinner I had there included 4 Incredible Plates, and one gem of a dessert – a butterscotch budino with Montana caramel sauce, sea salt, & vanilla whipped cream!

The Pasta

Before we talk about what I enjoyed during my most recent visit to Blacksmith Italian let me make sure that you know about the ricotta and pasta they have there. Both are made fresh daily and you will be hard pressed to find better pasta anywhere.

The next time I am enjoying a meal at Blacksmith Italian you can bet your bippy that I will be having a pasta dish!

Without further ad0 here are the details on the aforementioned 4 Incredible Plates!

 

4 Incredible Plates

Plate 1 – Burrata With a Tomato Bruschetta & Grilled Focaccia

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Plate 2 – A Delectable Plate of On The Rise Bread, Butter, & a Wild Ramp Pesto

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Dinner at Blacksmith Italian – A Truly Magnificent Meal by Steven Shomler Culinary Treasure Network

 

Plate 3 – Grilled Spanish Octopus

 

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Plate 4 – Beef Tenderloin Piedmontese with Marrow Gravy, Kimm’s Organic Roasted Potatoes & Creamed Kale

 

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The Butterscotch Budino

What about the butterscotch budino I mentioned?

That dessert is featured in this article here: The Butterscotch Budino at Blacksmith Italian – A Culinary Treasure: https://www.culinarytreasure.com/the-butterscotch-budino-at-blacksmith-italian-a-culinary-treasure/

For More Information about
Blacksmith Italian

For More Information about Blacksmith Italian see this Savory Travel Adventures article — Blacksmith Italian – When You Go To  Bozeman Montana: https://www.savorytraveladventures.com/blacksmith-italian-when-you-go-to-bozeman-montana/ 

Chef Cory Dragone Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 39

Chef Cory Dragone – Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 39

To hear my interview with Blacksmith Italian’s Executive Chef Cory Dragone check out Portland Culinary Podcast Episode 39 – https://www.portlandculinarypodcast.com/tag/blacksmith-italian-restaurant/

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Cheers,

Steven Shomler

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