Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mangalitsa Cocktail and Ground Control

I bumped into Matthew Segal (r) twice yesterday - once at Ba Bar (owned by Monsoon's Eric Banh) and later that evening at a Capitol Hill bar.

He is opening Ground Control. It will serve alcoholic drinks and sandwiches. Matthew has worked as a chef. He has a good palate. I bump into him at Monsoon regularly.

Months ago I gave him some Mangalitsa lardo. Last night he proudly showed me his cocktail menu. As the photo below shows, Mangalitsa cocktails are on his menu.

For his opening, I'll be providing some meat. He'll roast it up. He'll special the Mangalitsa cocktail that night. It should be a lot of fun.

He says that Mangalitsa fat dissolves into the drink. It adds flavor and mouthfeel.

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