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Summer Cocktail Series 2011

Cocktail #7: The Cure

No Comments 11 August 2011

By Hairee Lee

“Beer…now there’s a temporary solution.” – Homer Simpson.

Like Homer’s beer, The Cure, isn’t actually a permanent fix for anything. But let’s focus more on the “solution” rather than the “temporary.” Because while a great cocktail lasts, it’s pretty fantastic. It does seem to solve (or dissolve) things, like your worries, a foul mood, the bleak outlook of the days and years ahead, the meaninglessness of work, relationships, life…. Bartender!

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Dinner 10: Seaside Supper

Fourth of July Weekend at Mama’s

2 Comments 06 July 2011

Written by Hairee Lee

Oh say, can you see [Mama's house]?

For the Fourth of July weekend at a lovely home in Branford Conneticut, the Ragoneses and Wards gathered together to celebrate US’s 235th with the traditional New England clambake with a twist.

For more pictures of the dinner go to our album on Flikr.

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Dinner 10: Seaside Supper, Wine & Beer

The Wines for Seafood Supper

No Comments 06 July 2011

By Hairee Lee

In our latest dinner, seafood was the featured protein. When Rodrigo Lenzi, the wine consultant at Cambridge Wine & Spirits, was shown the menu, he made these suggestions and gave Melissa and I quick education on these summer wines.

This was the first time I’ve ever talked to a wine consultant. I highly recommend visiting the Cambridge Wine & Spirits and talking to Rod (or another wine consultant if he’s not around although he was very informative and patient) when trying to choose the best wine for your meals. Based on your taste and budget, you’ll get some excellent suggestions.

It’s quicker than hemming and hawing over the enormous selection of wines in the store and floundering over the labels for some clue as to what would be good when a clue is what you haven’t got.

Plus you walk out with great wines and a little more know-how.

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Summer Cocktail Series 2011

Cocktail #1: Mojito

2 Comments 30 June 2011

By Hairee Lee

Mint Me!

We launch our Summer Cocktail Series at Didriks today! Are we excited by the prospect of having weekly cocktail hour til the end of the summer? That’s a rhetorical question. Will you be getting excited with us? We hope that’s a rhetorical question, too.

We begin with with the classic Cuban cocktail: the Mojito.

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