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The Industrious Spirit Company announces the release of the very first Oyster vodka in the United States

Celebrate with a launch party featuring a specialized version of Ostreida created for Bayberry Garden

The Ostreida of the Industrial Spirit Company

Today, The Industrious Spirit Company (ISCO) announced Ostreida, the first vodka distilled with oysters in the United States. In a world where so many products are created every day, it’s rare to find a company doing something new and original. This product is a unique expression of the fundamental elements of earth and ocean, perfectly captured in one bottle.

To celebrate Ostreida, Bayberry Garden and ISCO announce a limited edition, small run of Ostreida made with a special selection of Duxbury, MA oysters that were hand-picked for the project by Bayberry Executive Chef Mike Seely . This incredibly special unique spirit will be sold exclusively in cocktails at Bayberry Garden and in bottles from the Tasting Room at ISCO.

“Our vision for our new product was to create the perfect blend of land and sea, to capture the spirit of where we draw our energy from as a business operating out of the ocean state. We have always focused on sustainability and work with a regional regenerative farm to grow the organic corn we use for the base of our spirits, so it made sense for us to work with oysters, one of the most sustainable foods from the sea, known for their positive environmental impact (and of course their incredible flavor!)” said Manya K. Rubinstein, CEO of ISCO. “We are thrilled to add the first vodka distilled with oysters to our list of spirits, Ostreida brings a savory, brackish minerality with a subtle hint of bivalve bouquet on the nose that blends sublimely with the buttery texture and creamy finish of our spirits. .”

An Ostreida launch party featuring the version created specifically for Bayberry will be held in ISCO’s Tasting Room on January 23, 2022 from 2-6 p.m. and will feature food and oysters from Bayberry Garden, plus ocean-themed music from Da Huey X. The party will continue from 6-9 p.m. at Bayberry Garden with a special bar menu focusing on oysters and Ostreida. Those who attend both the party and the afterparty will have a chance to win a gift basket including oyster shucking equipment, beautiful oyster jewelry from RI-trained artist Xenos Works and the hot sauce from Bayberry Garden.

“We are thrilled with this collaboration between our two brands, who both care deeply about supporting sustainable local agriculture and aquaculture,” said Tom Dennen, owner of Bayberry Garden and Bayberry Beer Hall.

To further its commitment to supporting regenerative farming practices, The Industrious Spirit Company is donating a portion of all Ostreida bottle sales from bars, restaurants and liquor stores to GreenWave, an organization that trains and supports farmers. ocean farmers in the age of climate change by working with coastal communities to create a blue economy. In support of the same goals, Bayberry Garden will donate a portion of Ostreida sales from the afterparty to GreenWave.

ISCO crafts its experimental vodkas, gins, bourbons and spirits from scratch, giving them the leeway to be creative. The foundation of their products begins with 100% organic corn grown for them in New York’s Hudson Valley by a farm that uses regenerative farming practices such as long-term crop rotations and cover crops to rebuild soil health, sequester carbon and maintain waterways. to clean. ISCO is proud to align its sourcing with its sustainability ideology. The company is working with local Rhode Island farmers to reuse its still nutrient-rich production “waste” as feed for pigs, cows and goats.

“Access to amazing, sustainably grown, super-fresh oysters is one of our favorite benefits of living in the Ocean State,” said ISCO Chief Distiller Dan Neff. “To create Ostreida, we distill using our neutral 100% organic corn spirit and freshly caught oysters, allowing the spirit to pick up notes of minerality and oyster flavor from the whole oyster.We let the resulting distillate sit for the flavors to blend, then gently lower the proof to 80 for a smooth tasting experience.


Celebrate Chinese New Year in Newport: Castle Hill Inn and Stoneacre Garden

Happy to share Newport’s favorite restaurants will be celebrating Chinese New Year with limited-time festive dining experiences. In honor of the year of the tiger, The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn and Stoneacre Garden will offer special dinner menus inspired by Chinese culture and featuring traditional Chinese dishes. Please see attached menus and additional details below.

Castle Hill Inn

To mark the re-opening of the Inn’s 2022 season, Chef Andy Taur will offer a three-course Chinese New Year menu at Castle Hill Inn’s Dining Room. Chef Taur’s specialty menu was inspired by his upbringing cooking traditional Chinese dishes with his parents in their Cantonese restaurant.

The specialty menu will be offered alongside the traditional three-course menu, for $92 per person or $137, with optional wine pairings to accompany.

The Chinese New Year menu will be available from January 28 to February 1. Reservations can be made online via open table two weeks before the day requested, or by e-mail to [email protected].

See menu

Stoneacre Garden

Stoneacre Garden

Asian-inspired restaurant, Stoneacre Garden will offer a Chinese New Year menu to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. The specialty menu offers more traditional Chinese cuisine such as: scallion pancakes, shrimp fried rice and General Tso’s chicken.

The Stoneacre Garden Chinese New Year menu will be available from February 1 to 14. Reservations are now open and can be made online via Resy or directly by calling: 401-619-8400.

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Blackstone Valley Food News – January 18, 2022

Today’s bulletin features several fun and delicious learning opportunities available in Blackstone Valley. Get together with your friends and family and enjoy these restaurants and events!

Atrium on Main
285 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
401-335-5500
Aomrestaurant.com

Atrium on Main offers great food – check out their menu HERE. But did you know you can level down and learn to play disc golf? Why not plan a nice meal with friends and then head down to have some golf fun? Call the restaurant for more information on disc golf.

stadium theater
28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895
401-762-4545
Stadiumtheatre.com

Get your tickets for “Culinary secrets of the best”, taking place on Monday January 31, 2022 at 7 p.m. It will be a tasting and learning experience, with four great chefs of the region: Dave Ashworth of Parma Ristorante in Smithfield, Zach Fernandez of Chelo’s Hometown Bar & Grille, Angelos Petropoulos of Christopher’s Kitchen and Bar in Woonsocket and Superbowl champion and former New England Patriots defensive lineman, Jarvis Green of Oceans 97, Inc. You’ll learn how to make four restaurant-quality meals and cocktails at home. You will be served every dish and cocktail and you will get recipe cardsso you can recreate every dish and cocktail at home! What a fun and fantastic event!

Here is the menu:

Parma Ristorante – Gnocchi alla Vodka and Espresso Martini
Chelo’s Hometown Bar & Grille – Buffalo Mac & Cheese and Chelo’s Red Sangria
Christopher’s Kitchen and Bar – Mousaka (Greek Lasagna) and “Chios” Cocktail
Oceans 97 – Pasta with Shrimp Paté, Olives and Capers and Christmas White Sangria
*Menus subject to change

Places are limited so don’t wait to buy your tickets! Click on HERE for tickets.

IR Spirits
59 Blackstone Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860
401-856-4111
Rhodeislandspirits.com

Learn about gin at RI Spirits! they will host Gin School on Saturday February 13 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at their tasting room and distillery in Pawtucket. You will receive a Gin and tonic when you arrive, find out about history of gin, taste and smell individual plants and learn more about the taste profiles of different gin styles. The class ends with a cocktail class when you arrive at create your own gin drink. And you will receive a bottle of Rhodium gin of your choice to take away. Snacks included too. There is a limit of 8 students per session, so don’t wait: Click HERE to get your tickets. This is a recurring event, so if the upcoming class is full, look for upcoming classes.

The honey shop
1300 Park Avenue, Woonsocket, RI 02895
401-766-1488
breath-ease.com

Learn to do authentic italian pasta! At Saturday February 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Honey Shop will have everything you need to make pasta – free-range eggs, semolina, olive oil and a variety of herbs and spices for you to choose from. so you go roll out your dough, choose the shape of your pasta, create, cook and take home. Cooking and tasting included. Click on HERE register.

For those of you with a sweet tooth, here is some information so you can indulge in something sweet and tasty!

Brewing Lops
122 North Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895
401-616-0520
Lopsbrewing.com

Lops Brewing is hosting their First annual Cookie Fest on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 12 p.m.! If you have great cookie/baking skills, you could win the Cookie Fest title! Click on HERE for information on how to participate/register. You do not need to register to sample and judge.

Awesome Candy Bakery
654 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861
401-723-4080
awesomesweetsbakery.com

Awesome Sweets Bakery is a nut-free bakery, and they want to remind you that Valentine’s Day is coming!! Don’t wait too long to place your orders for Valentine’s Day. Awesome Sweets a beautiful cupcake bouquets for the holidays as well as chocolates and other delicacies. Find out what they have on their Facebook page HERE.