Toasting the Twenties at Blithewold

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photo by Caroline Goddard

SAVE THE DATE!

Join Little Bitte at Blithewold: A Toast to the 1920s
Wednesday, December 6
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Join us for a festive evening of artisanal 1920s-inspired classic cocktails with a holiday twist!

Willa Van Nostrand, certified mixologist and owner of Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails, will demonstrate how to make and serve specialized recipes featuring small-batch spirits, cordials, haus bitters, fresh pressed juices and edible blossoms. Guests will enjoy nibbles to accompany the cocktails and will take home inspiration for their own holiday soirées, using the highest-quality ingredients to make the most delicious and aesthetically pleasing cocktails imaginable.

1920s-inspired attire welcome!

This is a prix fixe selection of hors d’oeuvres, therefore, we cannot easily accommodate food allergies and preferences.

$50 member $55 Non-Member

Click Here to Register!

Ocean State Oyster Festival this Saturday!

Let me tell you about The Birds n’ Bees…

Birds n Bees Cocktail
Photo by Chip Riegel

The Birds ’n’ Bees is my spin on a favorite classic, the Hanky Panky, by one of my favorite bartending heroines: Ada Coleman, who began bartending at the ultra-swanky Savoy Hotel in London in 1903. Ada rose to the position of head bartender at the American Bar in The Savoy in 1925 and she’s still making waves as one of the first women to make a serious impression on modern mixology.

The original recipe for the Hanky Panky is a stirred cocktail made with equal parts gin and sweet vermouth with a splash of Fernet Branca, a bitter aromatic Italian amaro. The Birds ’n’ Bees swaps sweet vermouth for Vermut, an incredible vermouth hailing from the region of Catalonia in Spain, that’s bitter, sweet, nutty and fruity, infused with a proprietary blend of herbs and botanicals. Instead of Fernet, I opt for an alternative cordial, nocino, a sweet, tannic walnut liqueur that flies a little under the radar in the U.S. but popular in Italy, especially during autumn when walnuts are harvested and infused into this heavenly cordial.

Instead of garnishing with the normal orange peel, I garnish with a pinch of bee pollen, a nutrient-rich superfood collected by worker bees, parts nectar and pollen, sweet and reminiscent of wildflowers and fresh citrus zest. When serving nocino, remember to alert any guest with a nut allergy.

Visit Edible Rhody for the recipe 

Workshop 9/28 – Colorful Centerpieces and Fiery Sips!

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We’re excited to announce our next workshop Colorful Centerpieces and Fiery Sips celebrating Fall Equinox with Weatherlow Florals at Weatherlow Farms on September 28th, 5-7pm

Join us in the barn to build your own bouquet & learn have to make 2 new signatures featuring autumnal ingredients from the harvest. Both the arrangements and drinks will feature edible flowers and herbs, all grown and foraged at the farm, including dahlias and amaranths and ornamental herbs. $75 includes all materials, drinks, and bites.

Register Here

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Our Favorite Rosés!

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Written by Willa Van Nostrand and Kat Cummings. Photographs by Angel Tucker.

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been sipping your way through a rainbow of rosés since early spring, imbibing pure joy with each taste. Lucky then, that the recent fervor for rosé has lead many winemakers to begin experimenting with new cuvées, and, in some cases, dedicating entire vineyards to rosé production. But if you’re tired of sipping the same old stuff, there’s good news: The bottles below are perfect for refreshing your palate in the dog days of summer. Priced between $12 and $35, they’re great for entertaining, pairing with a meal, or just guzzling at the beach. Now go get your paws on a bottle of pink, and continue to celebrate the season!

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1. Matthiasson Rosé, Northern California, 2016

Tasting Notes: Delicate white blossoms, Rainier cherries, night jasmine. Fresh herbs and blood orange zest.

Texture: Clean, white marble, a sunrise on a glassy lake.

Pairing: Late afternoon, frittata with summer squash and young pecorino garnished with chive blossoms because you just finished working in the garden and you’re sitting outside next to the raspberry patch, toasting that good work.

Matthiasson rosé is a certified organic blend of grenache, syrah, mourvèdre, sauvignon blanc, and counoise made by husband and wife team Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson. These farmers turned winemakers make beautiful, precise wines with very little manipulation. Steve literally wrote the manual on California’s sustainable agriculture practices and Jill studied botany, ancient farming methods, and traditional techniques for soil health. The Matthiassons are farmers first and they firmly believe that healthy soil and vines make the best wines. We love the large format magnum for summertime entertaining, but a traditional 750 ml bottle gets the job done, too.

Buy it by the bottle: Campus Fine Wines, Newport Wine Cellar & Gourmet

Find it by the glass: Fortnight Cooperative & Wine Bar

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Little Bitte @ Ocean State BBQ Fest this weekend!

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Early Bird BBQ FEST tickets Here ($15) 

or $20 tix at the door

Ocean State Bbq Festival || June 9th + June 10th

This year we’ll continue to put Rhode Island on the “BBQ Map” with the Ocean State BBQ Fest on June 9th + 10th at the Steelyard! There will be craft cocktails + mocktails by Little Bitte, live music, family-friendly activities, tips on smoking/barbecuing, crafts by local artisans + tastings from the BBQ competition. The entire festival is environmentally friendly with an estimated 1+ ton of compostable materials collected. Join us for fabulous beverages featuring grilled + smoked garnish!

❤ Little Bitte

 

 

Little Bitte at PVDFest!

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Little Bitte Bar Schedule

Were winding up for a big weekend here in lil’ Rhody and we’re hoping you’ll make it to one of our bars this weekend! Try a festival spritz or a mocktail & say hello! 

June 1st 5-7PM  | THE COMMUNITY TABLE

Join us in Kennedy Plaza on Washington Street for a 300 seat dinner that’s free + open to the public. Well break bread and share stories.

June 3rd | 4-10PM | Little Bitte PVDFest VIP BAR @ Burnside Park 

Featuring our signature festival cocktail, the PVD Spritz, a fresh & fabulous Margarita +  smoky mezcal & bourbon cocktails that will certainly put a pep in your step!

(Complimentary Wine + Whalers Brewing Beer on tap!)

June 4th 1-8PM |The PVDFest Finale

The PVDFest Finale at Armory Park between Cranston Street + Parade Street!!! Come find us in our neck of the woods  for a famous ‘Lime in the Coconut’ or a Signature Paloma with silver tequila + grapefruit!

What to know about #PVDFest

PVDFest showcases performers from around the country and all over the globe, including some of the biggest stars in world music. This year alone features musicians, dancers, and performance artists from Harlem, Miami, Detroit, Oakland, East LA, Montreal, Trinidad, and Honduras. Of course, there is no shortage of talent here in our own backyard, and many local performers will be sharing the stage with the national and international talent. Catch some of the highlights on the PVDFest Blog

❤ Little Bitte