All weekend at both the wine store and at Provisions in Brooklyn, we’re tasting things that have benefited from the marvelous properties of living organisms and their ability over time to convert sugar into something useful like alcohol or carbon dioxide to make dough rise (though their power pales in comparison to that of our 4-year old who is able to convert sugar into pure evil within minutes). Here’s the schedule – join us and take a break from the holiday madness!
Friday, December 19
5-7pm at Provisions taste Mama O’s Kimchee
5-7pm at the Brooklyn wine store taste Panettone and dessert wines including sparkling moscato and a kosher wine to celebrate the last day of Hanukah
Saturday, December 20
4-7pm at Provisions taste Peak Organic Brewery Beers – both seasonal and year-round brews
5-7pm at the Brooklyn wine store taste 4 ports from Infantado plus chocolates from Nunu Chocolates
Greene GrapeCelebration of Fermentation This Weekend
Just in time for the holidays, we’ve got some specialty items in the bakery – Panettone, Christmas Stollen from Balthazar and special-order gingerbread houses from Margaret Palca Bakes. Drop by Provisions on Saturday and sample the Panettone!
Panettone is a traditional Italian Christmas bread from Milan. The dough is cured through a proofing process that takes several days but gives the cake a distinctive fluffy texture. Nestled in the bread are bits of candied orange, citron and lemon zest, and raisins. A traditional accompaniment to Panettone is a sweet sparkling wine. Try our Alain Rendardat-Fache Methode Ancestrale Demi-Sec or Musva Moscatel.
Stollen ($15.99) is a traditional Christmas bread, dense and sweet, packed with almonds, rum-soaked dried and candied fruit, and nuggets of marzipan. Last year we brought this as a gift to a holiday party and heard from the host that it was amazing (her actual words: “what was that thing that you brought? it was incredible.”) Available by pre-order and we’ll be tasting it Sunday in Provisions.
Bring the kids to see the gingerbread house from Margaret Palca Bakes on display. They make a fun gift – we delivered a few last year and saw smiles all around. They can be preordered for $35.99.
Greene GrapePanettone, Stollen and Gingerbread Houses