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This Sunday, Nov. 9th, 2-5PM: Don’t Miss The Mind of a Chef at Cable Car Cinema & Café!

Mezzanine_134Come watch episodes of The Mind of a Chef featuring David Chang, and nosh on handmade cheeses, saucisson, hen-of-the-woods terrine, buckwheat donuts and more, prepared by the Man, the Myth…the Mulligan! Chris Mulligan. You know him well from The Proper Binge; an Afternoon with Julia Child. Now come see what Chang inspires!

We’ll be pouring a slew of wines (and one French cider) including some from SelectioNaturel, Zev Rovine, Neal Rosenthal and MORE! Click here for a full description and here to purchase tickets.

$40/21+

Cable Car Cinema & Cafe
204 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-272-3970

 

New Stone Brewing, Pichler ’08 Federspiel, Ode to Acme Video

brook st snow 1 14The Times They Are A-changin’

In this business, everyone is always chasing what’s new neW NEW!!! There’s rarely a moment to stop and ponder what IS. It’s a treadmill, the liquor biz, hopping from season to season, barely noticing when winter turns to spring – and then spring to summer. Like pretty much everything else in this modern age, it’s a blur, and our lives bend and blur with it. But then someone comes along and writes the best ever homage to our neighbor, Acme Video, and this person positively nails what it is to simply be in and of a place, and the entire reason for us being in this business, but more importantly: in this store, in this city. We’re linking to it here, because it is THAT good. It’s an ode to brick and mortar, an ode to the humble and illustrious masses, and seriously, an ode to humanity (Oh, the humanity!) that flourishes in the little places like Acme, the places that make a city a home…Rest in peace, Acme, Brook St. won’t be the same without you.

 

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Good News for all You Riesling Nuts: We got ourselves a little stack of Rudi Pichler 2008 Federspiel! 

The Pichler family has been involved with viticulture in Wachau since the mid-1800s. They currently farm 11.5 hectares of vineyards, with grapes from an additional 3 hectares contracted to other vintners. Gruner Veltliner makes up 65% of their holdings, Riesling is 30%, and the remaining 5% is Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and other white varietals. All are vinified in the Wachau quality categories of Steinfeder, Federspiel and Smaragd.

The Wachau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a convention which “recognizes the way in which people interact with nature, and the fundamental need to preserve the balance between the two”. The wines of the Wachau are made naturally, and under specific guidelines. Read more here. Here’s a description of Federspiel from the same source:

“Federspiel is a classic dry wine that is distinguished by a strong, nuance-rich character with a must weight of at least 17° KMW and an alcohol content of between 11.5% and 12.5% by volume. The name Federspiel refers back to the times of falconry, when this favourite form of noble hunting was practiced in the Wachau”.

Whatever the rules and regulations, Rudi Pichler is simply a top producer of long-lived Rieslings. This 2008 is still singing, with a stony, mineral characteristic backed up by petrol and delicate fruit. It’s a treat, indeed. We’ll taste it tonight!

 

julia childSOLD OUT!! Feels good to write that! Unless you didn’t get a ticket. Sorry!

Join us Sunday, January 26th at 2PM, for The Proper Binge: An Afternoon With Julia Child. We’ll revisit old black & white (yet oh-so-colorful) episodes ofThe French Chef, paired with Boeuf Bourguignon, Cassoulet, and bonbons!

This is a collaboration betweenCampus Fine Wines, Cable Car Cinema, Chef C. Mulligan (man of culinary legend) and Garrison Confections. The wines featured will be from the portfolios of Wine Traditions and John David Headrick, both conscientious importers of small-production, independently-owned and – most importantly – very delicious French wines.

Tickets are $40 and are on sale at the Cable Car. Limited to 50 people.

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” ― Julia Child

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The Proper Binge: An Afternoon With Julia Child; Sunday, January 26th-SOLD OUT!

julia childThe holidays may be behind us, but around here the pursuit of hedonism knows no season. Lucky for us, we’re surrounded by lots of people who feel the same way – life is short, stop the juice fast! To that end, we, along with Cable Car Cinema, Chef C. Mulligan (man of culinary legend) and Garrison Confections, are presenting “The Proper Binge: An afternoon “With” Julia Child”. Join us Sunday, January 26th at 2PM, as we revisit old black & white (yet oh-so-colorful) episodes of The French Chef, paired with dishes inspired by and/or recreated from these classics. There will be Beef Bourguignon, Cassoulet, and Bon Bons! The wine? It will flow! Tickets are $40 and are on sale soon at the Cable Car. Limited to 50 people.

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”

― Julia Child