Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blondie's Libations: Spicy Vodka, Awesome View

View from Rose Hall
When Moniker and Loc Dog tied the knot last summer, it was a gorgeous wedding accompanied by outrageously delicious food. Lucky for us, her caterer, Great Performances, is awesome and throws parties, like the one she brought me to last week. It was a celebration of vodka.

Pumpkin Chili
This celebration took place in Frederick P. Rose Hall aka Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Time Warner Building. I'd never been in this space before, and was blown away by the view. It is utterly fantastic, right above Columbus Circle looking straight down 59th Street. The room itself is on hydraulics and the tiers can be shifted around.

Ginger Apple and Jalapeno Tommy
They offered a few different types of infused vodka, and three signature cocktails, a ginger apple martini, a pumpkin chili martini, and a jalapeno Tommy. Moniker and I found the pumpkin and jalapeno to be a bit too spicy, while we thoroughly enjoyed the ginger apple.

Steak, Fries, and Spinach Flan
Of course, they served more of their delicious food, including this steak and fries with a side of spinach flan.

Chicken and Waffles
And this dinner box of fried chicken, a mini waffle, collard greens, and mac and cheese. If I ever throw a party nice enough to need catering, this little box of awesome will be on the menu, you can bank on that!

Katchkie Ketchup
Little did I know, Great Performances is an eco-friendly caterer. They use one of our favorite farms, Katchkie, as well as recently being awarded the Snail of Approval by Slow Food NYC, a very high accolade in my book. One of the giveaways was Katchkie products, ketchup (for me), pickles (for Moniker), and beets (for neither of us.) All in all, it was an outstanding event held by a great company.

Katchkie Pickles

For more information on Great Performances, please visit their website: www.greatperformances.com, or email info at greatperformances dot com.



this all looks delicious!!

Simon Reed said...

All the pictures look awesome.Glass of apple martini,pumpkin chilli martini and jalapeno tommy looks great.I like infused vodka.Infusion process is very simple.Add vodka to the jar with the flavor pack inside(you can choose your favorite fruit flavor like strawberry,pineapple etc), shake and freeze. After 24 hours the flavor is light and pleasant and after 2 days it is more intense and reaches its full flavor potential. I like to enjoy my drink with Cohiba cigars,which I buy online.