From the Kitchen - Chef and the Farmer

Saturday Wine Tasting 12/20/14

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

10% off a purchase of 6-12 bottles of wine

20% off a purchase of 12 bottles of wine or more

Cavicchioli E Figli, Modena, Italy. Producing wines since 1928:

Cavicchioli Prosecco -  Saturday only $16.19 (regular $17.99)

100% Glera grapes from the Provence of Treviso. Cavicchioli 1928 Prosecco DOC Spumante Extra Dry features, when poured and tasted, white foam; lively, fine and persistent perlage; pale straw yellow color; an intense aroma of candied fruits and sweet flowers; and a fresh and delicate taste with an aromatic finish; its alcohol is 11%

Cavicchioli Spumante- Saturday only $16.19 (regular $17.99)

Cavicchioli 1928 White Spumante Demisec is made from Malvasia and other aromatic grapes. Featuring: white foam, fine and lingering perlage; its straw yellow in color with an intense and characteristic bouquet of white flowers, roses and peach. The Cavicchioli 1928 White Spumante Demisec is an attractively sweet, aromatic and persistent taste with a slightly bitterish finish; its alcohol is 8%.

Cavicchioli Lambrusco Emilia Romagna -Sat only $9.90 (regular $10.99)

Lambrusco, a lightly sparkling, slightly sweet red wine is served well-chilled. The froth is evanescent with a violet color and continuous perlage. Its color is a brilliant ruby red color, the perfume is fruity with flowery notes and the taste is sweet and harmonious.

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Saturday Tasting, 12/13/14

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

10% off a purchase of 6-12 bottles of wine

20% off a purchase of 12 bottles of wine or more

Pinot Blanc, Autees, Mayssara Winery, Oregon, 2013
Saturday Only $21.14 (regular $23.49)

This is a slightly richer style of the pinot blanc grape, with notes of apricot and honeysuckle. There is an upright acidity with ample minerality and a dry, clean finish.

Maysara Winery

Chardonnay, Adelsheim Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2013
Saturday Only $25.19 (regular $27.99)
Adelsheim Winery


Pinot Noir, Adelsheim Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2012
Saturday Only $31.04 (regular $34.49)

Adelsheim Winery

 

Saturday Tasting, 12/6/14

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop here at Chef and the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome and no reservations are required! See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, waive your tasting fee

10% off a purchase of 6-12 bottles of wine

20% off a purchase of 12 bottles of wine or more

2013 Domaine Dupeuble Pere et Fils Beaujolais

2013 Chablis, Francine et Olivier Savary

2013 Pinot Blanc, Meyer-Fonne

Saturday Tasting, 11/29/14

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

10% off a purchase of 6-12 bottles of wine

20% off a purchase of 12 bottles of wine or more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Palama Arcangelo Rosato, Salento, Puglia, Italy

Saturday Only $12.59 (regular $13.99)

From vines that are over a decade old, Arcangelo Rosato is the estate`s mid-range rose, and it is bright, lush, and succulent. Bursting with aromas of wild strawberries, this wine has a rich sunset complexion and ringing acidity that carries loads of minerality and fresh fruit.

-Small Vineyard Imports

 

2013 Barbera D`Asti, L`Armangia, Piedmont, Italy

Saturday Only $14.84 (regular $16.49)

Ruby red with purple tinges, changing to grenadine after a few years in the bottle. Intense stone fruit, strawberries, violets, occasionally almonds. Tasty and full bodied. Enjoyable acidity, light but clear tannins, softens with aging. Best with red and grilled meats.

-Sunrise Wines Imports

 

2012 Valpolicella Classico, Giuseppe Lonardi, Veneto, Italy

Saturday Only $24.29 (regular $26.99)

Even though they are Veneto`s three most important red varietals, few outside of Europe have ever heard of the outstanding Corvina, Rondinella, or Molinara grapes. Classically, they are a delightfully dusty palate of dried strawberries, cranberries, even the bittersweet of rhubarb.

-Small Vineyard Imports


 

Employee Highlights, Volume 11

We would like to take the time in this issue of our Employee Highlights to introduce the new Executive Chef, Eric to our sister restaurant, Boiler Room Oyster Bar!

Tell us about your journey to Kinston, including your education and culinary background.

I was born in Miami, but moved to Charlotte when I was 12. I stayed there until I graduated from high school, at which point I moved to Boone to attend Appalachian State University. I was enrolled there for 3 years before I moved to Denver, Colorado to attend culinary school at Johnson & Wales.

Later I began working in downtown Denver with Sage Hospitality at the Corner Office Restaurant & Martini Bar. I was the sous chef there for 3 years before going to work as the sous chef at Twelve restaurant. I remained there for several months before going to the Curtis Hotel, where I worked as a banquet sous chef, then moved on to do restaurant consulting for some time.

I flew out here to do an interview and tasting for the position at the Boiler Room, got the job, and drove out here the next week.

How are you enjoying your position at the Boiler Room Oyster Bar?

I think it’s going really well! We’re all staying very busy, which is a great problem to have. We’ve been working to implement organizational systems and plan to begin adding some creative and exciting things to the menu. The environment is eclectic and exciting, and the food is heading in that direction as well.

If you were stranded on a remote island, what five foods would you like to have with you?

I would really like to have rice, garlic, onions, seafood (which shouldn’t be in short supply on an island), and black beans.

What do you see as a challenge at the Boiler Room?

Finding the niche and recognizing the customer base here. Adapting the food that I know and love to cook to meet what our guests are (and are not) acclimated to eating.

What is your favorite cuisine to cook?

I love classical French technique, but I enjoy bringing a modern and simplistic twist, especially for the Boiler Room. We can use the techniques and apply them to ingredients that have a more local influence. We get great ingredients here!

Do you see that as one of the rewards of working for a company such as this?

Absolutely! It was one of the things that drew me to this position. The farming and agriculture of the area, along with the seafood makes it a kind of chef’s paradise.

Tell me about the whole animal program utilized in both restaurants.

We do purchase whole animals for use at both restaurants. The prime cuts are typically taken for Chef & the Farmer, but the remainder is used here at the Boiler Room. This allows me room to experiment and surprise people. Not every animal is the same, not every cut is the same so I’m able to adapt the recipes and change our offerings regularly.

 

Saturday Tasting, 11/22/14

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

10% off a purchase of 6-12 bottles of wine

20% off a purchase of 12 bottles of wine or more

Chardonnay, Tamaya Reserva, Limarí Valley, Chile, 2011
Saturday Only $18.89 (regular $20.99)

Bright yellow in color, this chardonnay offers intense and complex aromas of honey, lemon verbena, pineapple, and vanilla and flavors of fig, caramel, and butter.
Learn more about Tamaya Online!

Carménère, Tamaya Reserva, Limarí Valley, Chile, 2011
Saturday Only $18.89 (regular $20.99)

The velvety and juicy body of this carménère, aged in French oak reflects the aromatic profile with fruity berries and tones of pepper and dried herbs.

Learn more about Tamaya Online!


Mistinguett Brut Rosé, Cava, Spain
Saturday Only $16.64 (regular $18.49)

This sparkling rosé is fruity with notes of strawberry that is an excellent aperitif.

Saturday Tasting, 11/15/14

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

10% off a purchase of 6-12 bottles of wine

20% off a purchase of 12 bottles of wine or more

Pinot Gris, J Vineyards & Winery, California 2013
Saturday Only $14.39 (regular $15.99)

This Pinot Gris represents some of the best growing conditions in California for this grape. This wine offers scents of pear, lemon, pineapple, and other tropical fruits. The flavors of ripe pear, sweet orange blossom, and honey are accompanied by distinct minerality and notes of lemon-lime on the palate. – www.jwine.com
Viña Maipo, Carmenere, Chile 2012
Saturday Only $13.49 (regular $14.99)

This carmenere was produced in the Chilean Central Valley, enjoying exceptional soil and climate conditions including high night and day temperature variations. This is a well-structured and soft wine boasting aromas of smooth chocolate, red fruit, and black pepper.

Decero Malbec, Argentina, 2011
Saturday Only $23.99 (regular $25.99)

Aged in French oak barrels for 14 months, this malbec offers violet aromatics and red fruit flavors with an elegant tannin structure. – http://www.decero.com/

 

Saturday Tasting, 11/8/14

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fees are only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

10% off a purchase of 6-12 bottles of wine

20% off a purchase of 12 bottles of wine or more

2012 Chateau De la Greffiere, Macon La Roche Vineuse, Vielle Vignes, Burgundy, France

Saturday Only $20.69 (regular $22.99)

Sustainably farmed. 100% Chardonnay from the village of La Roche Vineuse (meaning vinous rock). This lovely wine balances richness with minerality; the mid-palate and length are classic Burgundy.

-www.weygandtselections.com

 

2011 Domaine Galevan, Paroles de femme, Cotes du Rhone Rouge, Rhone Valley, France

Saturday Only $17.99 (regular $19.99)

60% Grenache, 20% Mourvédre, 10% Cinsault, 10% Carignan. Organic farming, hand harvested grapes, fermented in concrete tanks. Paroles de femme, meanint “The Words of a Woman” embody perfectly its elegance and attractive style. Raspberry and cherry notes intermixed with kirsch and licorice. Supple tannins and nice fresh peppery finish.

-www.authentiquevin.com

 

Leo Hillinger Secco Sparkling Rosé, Austria

Saturday Only $16.20 (regular $18.00)

100% Pinot Noir. It has delicate aromas of fresh strawberries and red berries which follow through on the palate. The flavors are beautifully balance with a vibrant and refreshingly dry finish.

-www.leo-hillinger.com

 

 

Saturday Tasting, 11/1/14

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fees are only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles

Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee

10% off a purchase of 6-12 bottles of wine

20% off a purchase of 12 bottles of wine or more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 Domaine Huet, Clos Du Bourg Vouvray Premiere Trie Moelleux “Offers a panoply of rich fig, quince, persimmon, date and orange peel flavors, but stays bright and lithe, with a lacy texture and bright acidity. Very alluring, with great buried minerality offset by papaya on the very long, finely greased finish.” -96 points Wine Spectator

Quinta do Infantado Ruby Porto – Saturday only $18.23 (regular $20.26)
Quinta do Infantado Tawny Porto – Saturday only $23.39 (regular $25.99)
Quinta do Infantado has been a leader in estate bottled Ports since 1979. The estate has been owned by the Roseira family since the end of the 19th century and is now managed by brother and sister. The grapes are picked by hand and still ‘trodden’. The winery aims for a medium dry style.
Their Ruby is dark, rich and plummy with excellent balance of fruit, acid and tannins without an overwhelming sugary or jammy flavor. The tawny is lighter, but still expressI’ve of fruit with coffee and toffee.



 

Saturday Tasting, 10/25/14

Mark your calendar! Every Saturday, from 2 to 5 pm, we host a wine tasting in the Wine Shop @ Chef & the Farmer. Our tasting fee is only $8 and we include several discounts! Preorders and special requests are always welcome. No Reservation Required. See below for information on this week’s featured products and discounts. Cheers!

10% off featured bottles
Spend $40 or more, we waive your tasting fee
10% off a purchase of 6-12 bottles of wine
20% off a purchase of 12 bottles of wine or more

2012 Chateau de La Greffière, Macon La Roche Vineuse, Vielles Vignes
Saturday Only $20.69 (regular $22.99)
Using grapes from vines that are 50 years old, this Chardonnay undergoes malolactic fermentation and spends time on the lees before bottling. This process results in a wine that is straw yellow in color, offers scents of hazelnut, and is overall a rounded dry wine.

2013 Domaine Daulny Sancerre, Loire Valley
Saturday Only $28.34 (regular $31.49)
Made from vines that are over 40-years old, this Sancerre represents the essence of a grape with floral, mineral, and ground coffee aromas along with flavors of grapefruit and peach. A small amount of this wine was aged in oak, though the fruit from this vineyard is strong and absorbs the flavor, giving the wine a bit of texture and body.

2012 Clos de La Roilette Beaujolais
Saturday Only $26.99 (regular $29.99)
In 1967, Fernand Coudert bought this estate and replanted the neglected vineyard. This wine has a deep red color with hints of purple, gives strong aromas of black cherry. It has a nutty character and finishes with a crisp acidity.