CRISPIN CIDER DINNER MENU Executive Chef Gaetano Caladrini presents - November 24th 2009
Chef Caladrini was born in Lesio Italy and has studied in 5 different countries. He has used his extensive knowledge to create a regional Italian food adventure at Frankie's. Tickets are $68.00 incl. tax $8.00 donated to The Morning Star Mission. Reservations : 708 2266996
First Course: Complemented by Crispin Light King Crab Legs over a Fressee salad with asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes.
Second Course: Complemented by Crispin Original Stuffed Branzino with scallops, baby spinach and a Crispin Cider Vinaigrette.
Third Course: Complemented by Crispin Brut Colorado Rack of Lamb with a rosemary sauce, chantarelle mushrooms and marble potatoes.
Fourth Course: Complemented by Crispin Honey Crisp Zabaglione Cream – Honey Crisp poached peach with fresh Passion fruit.
Empire Builder Cocktail Winner of the Heavy Table Fall Contest. Ingredients: 2 oz Crispin Original 1/2 oz vodka 1/2 oz Starbucks Coffee Liquor (*) Dash of simple syrup
(*) Starbucks works here because its a liquor that's about the coffee first. Something like Kahlua is too sticky-sweet and ruins the effect.
Notes from the creator: Okay, at first glance, you'd think this would not work at all, but its actually the best of many Crispin-based drinks I've concocted. Its completely unintuitive, but the Starbucks actually enhances and highlights the subtle apple essence of Crispin Original. Crispin Original has such a subtle flavor (closer to champagne than the typical brewed hard cider); its all too easy to obliterate it -- trust me, this works. Scott Wentzka