By: Fiona, Event Coordinator
In the New England wedding industry, it’s no secret that summer is our busy season. We are creating memories every weekend from May to October and are constantly on the go. Winter is when we take time to relax, refresh, and regroup! (I think it’s safe to say we have things we love and hate about both summer and winter)
Here at A Thyme To Cook we’ve been spending our winter revising our menu ideas, exploring new wedding trends, and chatting with our future brides about their hopes and dreams for their big days this year!
Now that spring is in the air (Can you believe it’s March? I still can’t believe it myself!) we get to experience that wonderful feeling of waking up to 55 degree weather, walking outside to see the little green bulbs peeping out of the ground, and hearing the birds sing good morning.
This Sunday was no exception as everyone who made it to the Wadsworth Wedding Show got to experience a beautiful sunny drive to the Middletown mansion.
You can’t talk about a Super Bowl party without talking about BEER! For today’s post, we went right to the experts. We asked our friends at Outer Light Brewing Company in Groton, our host venue for our February 16th Pop Up Dinner (some seats still available!), for some input and Tyler Cox, their Brewmaster, sent in the following phenomenal piece. Cheers!
Howdy folks. Tyler Cox here, Brewmaster for Outer Light Brewing Company in Groton, CT.
Unless you’ve been living with your head in a keg, you’ve probably heard that the Super Bowl takes place Sunday night. The Super Bowl is the most watched television show in the history of US television. Last year, more than 114 million people tuned in. That’s over a third of the US population!
Sports fan or not, the Super Bowl makes for a great excuse to throw a party. When you’re serving up delectable dishes for your friends, make sure you’ve got the right beers to pair with them. A proper pairing enhances the taste of both the food and the beers and may highlight subtle flavors that you’d never noticed. Plus, it’s fun to geek out a little, and having fun is the whole point of parties, right?
Here are a few ideas for your festive day, from the mind of a guy who knows a little something about beer.
With New Years Eve rapidly approaching, we were looking for a fun beverage that was both tasty and unique to wow your guests.
We went directly to Patti – one of our amazing Event Managers and longtime bartender – for one of her go-to drinks for New Years.
Here is Patti’s New Year Champagne Margarita. Enjoy!
Makes 2 Margaritas:
• 4 T. Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice
• 2 oz. white tequila
• 2 oz. Triple Sec
• 1 T. fresh squeezed lime juice
• 6 oz. brut champagne/sparkling wine
For Sugared Rims & Garnish:
• About 1 T. turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)
• About 1 T. granulated sugar
• Lime wedges
Join us as the area’s best bar chefs compete to turn locally-grown ingredients
into killer cocktails!
One of our bartenders will be mixing up ONYX Moonshine, RIPE juice and one more secret ingredient from the market! Check back next week to see what drink we design!
Our menu features the following goodies:
Mini Grilled Cheese with Farm to Hearth Bread and Mystic Cheese Company’s Melville
Atop RIPE Bloody Mary Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho
RIPE Agave Margarita Chicken Skewers
With Fresh Vegetable Slaw
RIPE Agave Lemon Bar
Take Away Treat: ATTC’s Award Winning Liquor Lollipops