Tag Archives: Essence Aug-Oct 2014

How to Pair Wine with Seafood

how to pair wine with seafood

Pairing wine with fish or seafood can be daunting. Yes, white wines are generally the right choice—but which ones? From flaky tilapia to steak-like swordfish, there is a range of potential wine pairings. Beyond just the choice of fish, the sauce and fish preparation affects what tastes best when pairing wine with fish. Here are some quick rules when serving ...

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Success Stories: Hot Tamale & Between the Buns

Between the Buns

Four years ago Marc Morley opened Hot Tamale, a Mexican-influenced restaurant in Potsdam, NY that offers fresh, never frozen food, providing the area with quick, healthy options. Morley and his fiancé have since opened two more locations in Cortland and Canton. Last year, Morley opened Between the Buns, a gastro-pub and gourmet sandwich establishment, also featuring fresh, never frozen ingredients. ...

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Success Stories: Carm’s Pizza House & Specialties

Carm's Pizza House & Specialties

A new and different pizza house is opening up in Tunkhannock, and it’s called Carm’s Pizza House & Specialties. Owner Suzanne Gallela and her husband, Bobby, named the place after his mother and feature her recipes. “It’s been Bobby’s dream for years to open a restaurant of his own,” said Gallela. Of course they serve pizza—several different varieties including stuffed ...

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Customer Spotlight: Kevin’s Bar & Restaurant

Kevin's Bar and Bistro

Twenty years ago, Kevin Boylan opened his first restaurant with some friends “on a whim” and never looked back. Kevin’s Bar & Restaurant was opened by Kevin and Janet Boylan in September 2010. Kevin and Janet have more than 20 years in the restaurant business, including Boylan’s Irish Pub and Thirty-One Lake Street. Today Kevin pours his heart and expertise ...

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Seafood Trends

Seafood Trends

1. Fishing for Customers with Seafood Heads up, fried fish. Your days as king of restaurant seafood maybe numbered. The amount of fried fish being ordered at restaurants is declining. According to the latest data from Nations Restaurant News and The NPD Group, health-conscious consumers are more often forgoing fried fish in favor of fish that is baked, broiled, grilled, ...

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What’s Your Oyster-Eating Personality?

Oyster Profile

If you haven’t yet been wowed by oysters, you may well have been dallying with the wrong ones. Maybe you hate the mouthful of salt you get with Eastern oysters and love supersweet Kumamotos. Maybe you like bold, gourmet oysters with brassy, lemony finishes. Don’t endure the duds in your search for a compatible oyster. According to Rowan Jacobsen from ...

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Pearls of the Sea: What You Need to Know About Oysters

Oysters owe much of their flavor to terroir, the specific environment during which they grow— indeed, oysters are the food that tastes most like the sea. According to Rowan Jacobsen from theoysterguide.com, there are at least two hundred unique oyster appellations in North America, each producing oysters with a distinct and often dazzling flavor. Don’t say “SALTY,” say “briny” They ...

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