Monday, November 4, 2013

Catherine Allchin of the Seattle Times Calls Us "Elixir Wizards" in Sunday's Pacific Section Story on Tavern Law

Catherine joined us for a lesson in tinctures and wrote this terrific story in Sunday's newspaper. "Tinctures spice up winter cocktails", she writes. "A year and a half ago, Tavern Law started making tinctures using biodynamic methods, a natural extension of chef-owners Brian McCracken and Dana Tough’s philosophy of serving local and sustainable food."

"On the afternoon of the new moon, I walk into a Capitol Hill bar where people are opening small bags of dried herbs.
It’s not what you think. This is Tavern Law, before doors open, where the bartenders are having a “drop party,” making tinctures to spice up winter cocktails. The curvaceous wooden bar is decorated with coriander, cloves, cedar, orange peel, fennel bulbs and dill fronds.

A tincture is a highly concentrated extract made from clear grain alcohol, herbs and spices. Used as medicinal remedies, tinctures are also important tools in a bartender’s bag of tricks. At local bars like Canon, Tavern Law and Naga, award-winning mixologists craft house-made bitters, syrups and tinctures, all destined for the drinks of your dreams."

Read the article to get a recipe for your own make-at-home tincture and to hear more of what our "wizards" Amanda and Angela have up their sleeves.

Thank you to Catherine and the Seattle Times. Photo of Amanda Reed by John Lok for the Seattle Times.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Oola Distillery Taps Amanda's Talent for the Recipe for Her Delicious Spring Cocktail

Thank you to Oola for featuring Tavern Law's Amanda Reed's Garden in a Glass
cocktail in their spring newsletter.
To learn more about what's new at Oola, visit here. Cheers to Spring.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Look Ahead... May 4, 2013: Derby Day at Tavern Law

Four Roses Bourbon is our sponsor for Derby Day 2013.
Stay tuned for more details.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Show Your Support for Tavern Law's Brian McCracken and Dana Tough, Nominated for THE PEOPLE'S BEST NEW CHEF by Food & Wine Magazine

Show your support for Seattle Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough and their restaurants Tavern Law, Spur, The Coterie Room and (coming soon) The Old Sage. Vote for them in Food & Wine magazine's THE PEOPLE'S BEST NEW CHEF and tell your friends. You'll be entered to win a family style dinner for eight at The Coterie Room. Here's how:

1. Tell your Facebook friends why you're casting your ballot for Brian McCracken and Dana Tough, and urge them to cast their vote too, by Monday at 2pm, online at Food & Wine here.

2. Share your Facebook post with us via a Facebook message to Spur here

One winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Facebook Tuesday, March 19th, so be watching the Spur Facebook page.

It’s such an honor to be nominated for this. McCracken and Tough are the only Chefs in Seattle on the list—with lots of competition in Oregon and even Hawaii. Vote Brian McCracken and Dana Tough!

While THE PEOPLE’S BEST NEW CHEF competition is the intellectual property of American Express Publishing Corporation (AEP), this promotional event is not sponsored or endorsed by AEP in any way and AEP does not, and will not, assume any liability or responsibility for any damage, expense, inconvenience, and/or loss to any persons or property whatsoever.

Photo of Chefs by Kristin Zwiers.