SF Bay Area
Food and drink that has us seeing gold
New Year’s Eve is tomorrow night, but if you don’t feel like hitting the town in style, we have got just what you need for the perfect party at home.
It’s still not too late to sign up for a ButcherBox monthly box of grass-fed beef. The membership includes a delivery of curated cuts each month along with recipe cards so you can easily prepare at home. For example, one month you may receive a box containing thin sliced beef, chicken tenders, bacon, bone-in pork chops, ground beef and beef sirloin tips. Before you get cooking, that the meat overnight in your refrigerator then remove the meat from the bag and bring to room temperature before cooking. Next up, you can either cook according to some of the recipes provided or create your own specialty.
Nothing says New Year’s better than a bottle of bubbly. Earlier this year, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte released a limited edition Brut Reserve for the company’s 40th anniversary. The compasses featured on the gold packaging symbolize the new direction the company is heading as Feuillatte gears up to complete renovations on its winery in the heart of Champagne in late 2016. Chilled, this might be the holiday’s best celebration.
For dessert, it’s time to think about something sweet. OrangeGlad is a great monthly subscription box that includes five artisan-chef created desserts. Sweet treats like a chocolate sprinkle cake with marshmallow, creamy chocolate bars by Jcoco Chocolate of Seattle (think Bali sea salt toffee and Arabica cherry espresso) along with a salted caramel almond chocolate pearl shortbread are just a few examples of what you might find in your home delivery.
Happy New Year!
Kellie Speed is a native Bostonian and a freelance writer/editor/copywriter with more than 20 years experience writing for a variety of local and national publications, including JustLuxe, Wicked Local, AOL's City's Best Boston, Upscale Living magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Mohegan Sun's Legends and Amtrak's Arrive. She is the Boston restaurant writer for Gayot's travel site and also contributed to Moon Metro's Boston guidebook published by Avalon Travel Publishing. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.