Recent ruminations from LUPEC Boston, as originally published in the Dig.
by Pink Lady
Scotch. Chocolate. Both delight on their own, but can make for an even more exciting evening when paired. This week, you can learn more about both from Glenlivet’s own kilted brand ambassador, Sir Jeremy Bell, while raising money to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
This Thursday, the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association will host the Inaugural Scotch and Chocolate Event at The Commandant’s House in Charlestown, MA. Dressed in full highland kilt with bagpipes blaring, Sir Jeremy Bell will enlighten guests about the fascinating facts of Scotch, port and Champagne. He’ll offer advice on winning combinations of chocolate and fruit for each spirit and wine, and will also teach guests how to saber a bottle of Champagne. For those who successfully chop the top off a bottle of bubbly with a Napoleonic saber, induction into the Confrerie du Sabre Dor (the brotherhood of the golden saber) awaits.
Cigar Masters will have an expert on-site to hand-roll cigars, adding to the old rich guy charm of the evening. The event will also feature hors d’oeuvres, a chocolate fountain with exotic fruits, piano playing, and live and silent auctions that include a shirt signed by Josh Beckett, a one-week Cape house rental in July, spa packages and a Scotch and cigar tasting for four at Cigar Masters.
This luxurious shindig is designed to benefit The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter, the only ALS-related organization in Massachusetts fighting ALS (more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) on all fronts. Tickets cost $100 and are available online at http://web.alsa.org/ScotchAndChocolate, or by phone at 1-888-CURE-ALS.
Now what to wear while sabering a bottle of Champagne? Hmmm…mix up one of these as you ponder.
Recipe by Oscar Quagliarini, Italy
Ice an old fashioned glass with cracked ice and Pernod, then pour it out.
In a mixing glass put:
1 sugar cube
3 drops The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
3 drops Chocolate Bitters
Crush the sugar cube.
Add to mixing glass:
2.25 Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch (10 year old)
1 barspoon Galliano L’autentico
Stir & strain into the Pernod-rinsed Old Fashioned glass.
Flamed orange zest for garnish.