Brunch Prix Fixe Tasting Menu Event is happening at Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro (3009 Central NE) on Sunday, April 14 starting at 1pm. They’ll have a five-course menu highlighting the best of brunch, paired with cocktails and wines. Tickets are $25 or $36 with their select pairings. Reservations are required, so be sure to call 254-9462 and lock in your spot before it’s sold out. Zinc is well known for its high-end food and amazing drink selection, so this is sure to be a perfect weekend outing with friends. You can find more information on the menu and tickets at zincabq.com.
Frenchish (3509 Central NE) is celebrating their one-year anniversary and Marble Brewery’s 11th anniversary, and they’re doing it in style. On Tuesday, April 16, starting at 6pm, they’ll be doing a specialty beer dinner. For $75, you can be a part of a four-course meal paired with Marble Brewery beers. Call them at 433-5911 to make your reservation now, as this event is sure to be packed. Frenchish is known for their inventive dishes that pair flavors and styles you don’t normally see in Albuquerque, so expect an exceptional set of dishes to make the most of their one-year birthday.
The National Restaurant Association and American Culinary Federation have found that three out of four chefs have named CBD and cannabis-infused dishes as their prediction for the next big food trend of 2019. While nationwide legality of said products is still a ways off, in places like Colorado where it’s legal, we’re seeing an explosion of inventive dishes taking advantage of these ingredients. It’s not too far out to think that in the next five years, we’ll see a large number of specialized restaurants featuring primarily dishes that take advantage of the relaxing nature of CBD. Other big trends noted by chefs were environmental sustainability and paper straws.
Cotton Candy Hamburger? Yep.
The Albuquerque Isotopes have shown off some of the new culinary options they’ll be offering this upcoming season, and some of them are taking a big step outside of the normal comfort zone. Most notably, the Tumbleweed Burger is a step towards adventure, featuring ghost pepper cheese, red chile cotton candy and a green chile bun. Another interesting addition is The Comfort Burger, which is your typical hamburger, but with the addition of chicken strips and country gravy. It’s going to be interesting to see how the public reacts to these new additions, but ultimately, it’s great to see that a variety of choices are coming to Isotopes Park this season.