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Beer, Local Brew Series 2012

Local Brew Series, Part 1: Backlash Beer Co.

No Comments 08 August 2012

In the past year or so, we’ve noticed an overwhelming trend towards craft beer production and consumption. Craft brewers are popping up everywhere, craft beer is being widely publicized, a fondness and appreciation for craft beer seems to be growing, and the camaraderie between brewers and drinkers alike is going strong.  Especially in the Greater Boston Area, we’ve seen the emergence of some really spectacular brewers, and we thought it’d be great fun to sample some beers, photograph those beers in select top notch Didriks products, meet some brewers, and then come back here to share it with you.

[Pictured: Match Pewter Tray and Coasters, Chilewich Kona Placement in Iron]

For our first feature this week, we’ll begin with Backlash Beer Co. and their Groundswell Belgian Style Blond Ale. We shot this beer in a Kosta Boda Chateau Grande Beer glass – a wonderfully lightweight and effortlessly elegant glass. Groundswell is a Belgian-style ale brewed with four different varieties of malt, which we’re told contributes to the golden color of the beer. It has a slight malty-sweetness, a tinge of citrus, and a wonderfully smooth mouth-feel. Very easy to drink! Continue Reading

Dinner 18: The Holidays with Cuisine en Locale

A Winter’s Table

No Comments 19 December 2011

When we put together a table setting, especially one for a holiday, we like it to be seasonal, but veer far from kitsch. We like simplicity and utility, a setting that doesn’t require getting out the silver polish or digging around in the attic for the plates with Christmas trees on them. And we like elegance that doesn’t come from formality, but from unique pieces of dinnerware that are marked by craftsmanship, quality, and good design.

This year’s holiday table setting was inspired by the blankets of fresh snow most of us start to hope for this time of year. We veiled the table in white linen from Libeco Home. Libeco’s tablecloths have a natural earthiness to them. They’re heavy and textured–not the kind of white tablecloth you’d eat on in a restaurant–so they were perfect for a setting that tried to pull the outdoors in.

table setting with iittala aalto vases and schott zwiesel cru bordeaux glasses

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Dinner 18: The Holidays with Cuisine en Locale

The Dinner

No Comments 13 December 2011

holiday toast with schott zwiesel champagne flutes

This December, for our annual holiday dinner, we gathered at Jonathan’s house at a table inspired by the glittering veil of fresh snowfall–although we haven’t had any yet. We set chrome iittala Piano Workshop flatware and light-scattering Kosta Boda Limelight plates on slightly wrinkled white Libeco Home table linen and white Chilewich lattice placemats that sparkle like snow crystals. Like a blanket of fresh snow, the setting was simple and clean, with candlelight from iittala Kivi votives reflecting off the etched patterns in the Kosta Boda plates and the iittala Ultima highballs, with feet like beads of ice. And like the setting, the food provided by JJ Gonson of Cuisine en Locale represented a return to the essentials, with a focus of delicious ingredients and simple, hearty preparation. Continue Reading

Summer Cocktail Series 2011

Cocktail #5′s Cheese Platter

No Comments 28 July 2011

By Hairee Lee

For this cocktail, we decided to add a cheese platter. Besides the fact that I love cheese, when I think wine, I think cheese so it just made gustatory sense, which in my book is always good sense.

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