Anti-Pumpkin Spice: Part II
Well, Fall is finally here. We weren’t sure it was going to happen after a Summer full of record-breaking temperatures. But alas, the leaves are finally changing colors and the temperatures are below 80 degrees! With all things that we love about Fall, this year we do not want to highlight Pumpkin Spice…. again. Really, Pumpkin Spice just seems to take over EVERYTHING every September through October, and we are OVER IT. So, we are highlighting all things we love this Fall!
First, on October 6th we hosted our Fall Into Brunch Party. This was a cocktail style brunch party that celebrated the art of brunch. Chandon helped us out with event, and each guest received a welcome mini bottle of bubbly! Each guest also received bottomless Chandon mimosas with fresh house-pressed juices including mango-carrot juice (our favorite) and ginger-pear. The drinks weren’t the only things flowin’… we also had tons of delicious brunch bites not normally on our brunch menu. These delicious bites included; Croque Madame with foie gras and truffle oil, mussels dijonnaise, potatoes au gratin, duck confit and sweet potato hash, blood orange cream puffs and wait for it…… Chandonuts! These were house-made donuts topped with rosé glaze! As if that weren’t enough, we also had a tarot card reader and a DJ playing music through the entire event! It was so fun, that we just think we will have to do it again next year.
Our next favorite thing about Fall is the fall drinks! And no, we are not talking about Pumpkin Spice lattes. We are talking about the boozy, warm, cocktails that we can enjoy after work (or during… we won’t tell). Our favorite Fall beverage right now is the What’s Up Doc. It’s new to our menu this season and features Hendrick’s Gin, Fernet Branca, Carrot Shrub (we’ll explain this next), ginger, and lemon. This drink is like nothing you have ever tasted. It’s refreshing, yet earthy and warm. The cucumber in the Hendricks and the menthe in the Fernet give it a cooling sensation, but the carrot and ginger make it warm and delightful! This is a drink like nothing we have ever tasted. It is perfect for those occasional warm days that we get here in Denver, but also warm for those cooler nights. We thought we should explain what carrot shrub is. Shrub was used in colonial drinks mixed with a fruit, sugar, and drinking vinegar. We made our Carrot Shrub with carrots, sugar, and vinegar and it is oh, so delicious! We really do encourage you to get in to The Corner Office to try this drink!
Until next time….