Nantucket Restaurant News 1.21.11

Off-Island Emissaries
Angela and Seth Raynor will be in Boston this weekend for the “Big Night 12: Mardi Gras”, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters, their eighth time doing so. The Boarding House, Pearl and Corazon owners are listed as celebrity chefs, and will put out the second course. Other celebrity chefs include frequent island visitor Michael Schlow (Alta Strada, Radius, Via Matta), Chris Schlesinger (East Coast Grill, Big Brother), and Joanne Chang (Flour Bakery, Myers + Chang). The Neville Brothers and Michael Franti and Spearhead will perform.

The event was founded by Nantucket home owner Jim Pallotta, former Tudor Investment Corporation Principal and Chairman of Raptor Capital Management. Big Night is an annual event that has been consistently named the party of the year by The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald.

Dune Mid Week Special
Dune is now offering its special 3 for $25 menu on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, along with $5 glasses of wine.

$5 Burgers
Brotherhood on Mondays

Kitty’s on Tuesdays

The Restaurant at Miacomet, all day Thursday

Miacomet Specials
The Restaurant at Miacomet is offering a Friday night buffet for $17.99, and burgers are $5 for lunch and dinner on Thursdays.

Outdoor Dining at DeMarco
DeMarco restaurant has applied to the Board of Selectman to add outdoor seating for 20. The tables will be under an awning with sides, on a patio accesible only through the restaurant.

Cisco Brewers goes state wide
As of February 1st, Cisco Brewers Triple Eight Spirits will be distributed by United Liquors in Massachusetts, which means that any restaurant or liquor store will be able to carry Triple Eight Products.

Boston Magazine likes Cisco’s new Winter Woods beer

Boston Magazine recently gave an excellent review of Cisco Brewers new Winter Woods beer in their December issue. Winter Woods is one of seven of Cisco’s “The Woods” series, all aged in barrels instead of the stainless steel most commonly used.

Two other new beers in The Woods series are expected in 2011. White Woods will be a Belgian white ale aged in wine barrels. And Pechish Woods will be fermented with fresh peaches and aged in oak barrels.

From the article:
“Winter Woods … is a blend of a four-year-old Flemish red and last winter’s seasonal, Santa’s Beered, which contains honey, malts smoked over cherry wood, and mulling spices. Horner also added whole sour cherries to 3 of the 14 casks used for the blend.

“The resulting brew is a bright, coppery red when held up against light. The nose is slightly metallic, with a faint scent of those sour cherries. It tastes lighter than we expected — the smokiness is tactful, with just a touch of sour flavor right up front. It has a hint of breadiness, followed by a fantastic dry finish, making it delightfully easy to drink.

“The new brew will age well”, says head brewer Jeff Horner. “It’s a big beer; it’s 9 percent alcohol by volume. It’s only going to get better with age — up to 10, 15 years even. It will gain a sherrylike character.”

Epernay Liquor License Approved

Epernay Wines has been approved for a full liquor license, supplementing their current seasonal wine and beer license, and will reopen in the spring.

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