Tonight marks the Feast of the Seven Fishes in some Italian families. Others will choose to celebrate tomorrow. But, it occurred to us that there will be a great deal of fish and seafood consumed in the next week as Christmas morphs into New Year’s. Our own family traditions have come to include heaping amounts of San Francisco’s local dungeness crab. For Christmas, we make the local San Francisco seafood stew – Ciopinno – a medley of seafood and fish in a spicy tomato broth. For New Year’s, we get a smorgasbord of local shellfish – crab, shrimp, oysters and clams (if you are on top of things, order from Swan’s Oyster Depot, which has been slinging seafood in San Francisco for 100 years). What goes better with seafood and fish than white wine.
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This weekend, we are focusing on one of my favorite Champagne houses – Taittinger. Not only does Tattinger make its namesake Tattinger Champagne, it also owns the California winery Domaine Carneros, which makes California sparkling wines in the champagne style.
This week’s drink comes to us from the ladies at Muy Bueno Cookbook and just in time for your valentine. (If you can’t get your hands on some fresh hibiscus flowers, never fear, you can get them in syrup.)… Read more
Well, that’s it: 2009 is almost a wrap, but not before we have a few cocktails first. As always, Drink of the Week has some clever new cocktails for your enjoyment. First, a couple of cocktails for New Year’s Eve. Start with the New Year’s Sparkler and then just around midnight switch to the Midnight Kick for just that. A bit of tequila will keep the night going strong. On New Year’s Day, you can … Read more