It’s eggnog season!
There’s no shortage of iconic seasonal food and drink in American food culture, and they all have their own followings. At Clyde, we have bar manager Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s tequila-sherry eggnog. Think of it as our McRib. Okay, that comparison may be a little tongue-in-cheek, but for a certain subset of our clientele, and anyone who has ever worked here, December means one thing: Eggnog season. If you haven’t tried it, you owe it to yourself to come by this winter and do so; if you’ve had it before, consider this a friendly invitation to enjoy another. If you’d like to impress your friends and family, you can even make a batch at home using the recipe on Jeff’s blog for your holiday party this year. Thank us later.
The man, the myth, the legend: Jeffrey Morgenthaler
If you’re looking for a last minute stocking-stuffer for the food and beverage nut in your life, may we suggest either of Jeff’s wonderful cocktail books? The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique is a great sourcebook for those looking to make excellent drinks, while Drinking Distilled is a great sourcebook for those looking to drink with excellence. Find them both by visiting our neighbors at Powell’s in downtown Portland, or on Amazon.
Feast with us
The holiday season can be a stressful time. Treat yourself! And some friends! Chefs Clayton and Arynn (the, uh, professionals pictured above left) have a suggestion: come to Clyde, grab a cocktail or a glass of wine, and order 3-4 pounds of Painted Hills T-Bone. With potatoes au gratin. And a blue cheese & bacon wedge salad. Starting this week. Really, we think you deserve it.
Buche de Noel Competition
Have you ever heard of a Buche de Noel? Or a Yule Log? Well, they’re the same thing, and if you’ve never heard of them, allow me to improve your day by informing you. Imagine a cake. You like cake, right? Now imagine a log. Like, a really nice looking log with some cute little mushrooms and moss or whatever. You like this log, is what I’m saying. Now, imagine that the log is made of the cake. Are you still with me? Now imagine that there’s like eight of these things, all made by local chefs, all beautiful and delicious in their own special way, and you get to try them each and vote on which one is the best. Lastly, imagine that the ticket fee of $20 goes to support a good cause, like the Q Center, which is a local charity supporting the LGBTQ community. Ok, you can stop imagining now, because that’s what’s happening at the Cleaners, our adjacent event space, on December 12. Tickets available here.
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