“The days may not be so bright and balmy—yet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory. Over everything connected with autumn there lingers some golden spell—some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its mysterious power…”
It’s finally fall. The air is slowly thinning, the leaves are blowing, & the earth is beginning to have a quaint, cozy scent. We absolutely adore this season. You see, this is the time for all the hearty, beautiful ingredients to begin their journey to your plate. (or wood plank, if you will) Apples, pumpkins, citrus, squash, and so much more. You know what the most amazing thingis about having all these ingredients? Familiarizing our senses with them. By this, we mean that we taste, feel, & smell each and every one. It’s not just following a recipe, gathering items, & putting them together. It’s paying close attention to the way something presents itself. Butternut squash, for example. It’s a beautiful, distinctive bright orange after it’s sliced open. The skin tastes similar to a butterscotch & the inside tastes slightly similar to a pumpkin & a sweet potato if their flavors morphed into one. It’s texture is invitingly smooth. We decided not to roast them or season them or mix them with a stew. We decided to slice them, jar them, & pour whiskey on top. Yes, it sounds strange. And yes, we recognized how strange it was while we were created it. But, we were curious to what would happen. Now, sweet butternut whiskey is the best infusion we’ve ever done. If raking leaves on a windy day could be condensed into a liquid, this would surely be it. Our point is that we care for every detail that goes into every dish; even a minor pinch of salt. It’s all an articulate, creative process. We change our menu constantly because we’re constantly brainstorming for new ideas. It’s just what we do.
One could say that it runs in our blood:the sole desire to paint ours, and your, palette with simple, yet complex, decadence.
You can see it in our kitchen, you can see it at our bar, & you can see it on our faces, Autumn is upon us. And it’s our duty to properly introduce your senses to everything that this marvelous season entails.