Der Raum’s “Dash of Bitters” degustation
Sooooo I was back at Der Raum last night after not having been there for awhile. The last degustation I attended there was… March..? I think. That one was martinis… delicious, delicious… martinis… -dribble-
Last night’s degustation was all about bitters, and I figured since I know just about nothing about bitters except that Angostura makes some, I’d go along.
So now I still don’t know that much about bitters, but I have experienced some tasty, tasty cocktails containing them!
I’m also having a little trouble remembering what was in each of the cocktails, particularly the non-bitters components (observant, I know…) BUT involved was: dehydrated Campari (DELICIOUS on it’s own, eaten with a spoon!) , a foamy version of a lemon-lime-and-bitters in a long test-tube type thing, tasty alcoholic sorbet served in a cup (could totally get away with consuming this one in public places), saffron-infused bourbon disguised as a dessert of pannacotta consistency, and a dry-iced mint-choc palate cleanser to finish consisting of four different types of bitters and eaten whole. Very cold. And tasty. Have I used the word “tasty” enough yet?
All excellent courses, as per usual. Surprisingly, I didn’t end up as drunk as I thought I would. I suspect the giant serving of beer-battered fish-and-chips I had at the Union beforehand helped save me. Seriously, the size of those fish-and-chips is ridiculous.
x Kitten of Doom