Foodie Friday: Dry Line Artisanal Gin

On Tuesday night I attended the launch of Dry Line Cape Cod Gin at Outlook Kitchen in the Envoy Hotel on the Boston Waterfront. Although it’s hard to get me to an event, there was no way I’d miss this.

Dry Line Gin is crafted by South Hollow Spirits at the Truro Vineyards. I spend many summer afternoons on the lawn enjoying lunch from the food truck Crush Pad. (They also produce Twenty Boat Rum, which you may have spotted on my bar tray.)

Dry Line Cape Cod Gin Distilled With Peppercorns

South Hollow Spirits is the Cape’s first craft distillery since Prohibition. Dry Line Cape Cod Gin is a small batch, twice-distilled spirit made from organic sugar cane juice that is fermented for three weeks. After the first distillation, the gin is moved to steel drums to steep for 48 hours with botanical-filled hemp bags.

The botanicals used to distill Dry Line include Eastern Red Cedar juniper berries (sourced on their own property), orange peel, lemon peel, cardamom, allspice, coriander, orris root, grains of paradise, angelica root, anise, and dried cranberry. The spirits absorb essential oils from these botanicals, then redistilled, and brought to 94 proof.

Dry Line Cape Cod Gin Bottle + Launch Party Invite

Local graphic designer, who also used to own Farm Gallery, Susie Nielsen, designed the bottle and labeling, which is exquisite. Here are images from the launch party on Tuesday. Everything was delicious, including the four gin drinks served. (No, I did not drink them all.)

Cocktails Made With Dry Line Cape Cod GIn

Dry Line gin drink served upon arrival.

Dry Line Cape Cod Gin Launch At Outlook Kitchen + Bar

We were seated in a private dining room with a glass wall to the kitchen. I was lucky enough to sit between Kristin Roberts and Dave Roberts Jr. (head distiller). It’s a family business. Their dad was there too.

Dry Line Cape Cod Gin Boston Tea Party Cocktail

The arugula and pear salad was served with the Boston Tea Party Cocktail made with Dry Line gin, peppermint lemon infused tea, lemon juice, muddled strawberries, and basil. My favorite. (Please serve this at the Truro Vineyards drink shack this summer!)

Outlook Kitchen + Bar Wall Installation Lighting

Cool lighting installation on the wall behind our table.

Dry Line Cape Cod Gin Party At Outlook Kitchen + Bar

Tagliatelle pasta with onion puree, cherry tomatoes, peas, spinach, and Grana Padano.  Served with SeaPORT Martini made with Dry Line gin infused with citrus, pink & black peppercorns, and port. (Sorry I didn’t take a photo of that one, which was actually too strong for my sensitive self.)

Dry Line Cape Cod Gin Launch Party Menu At Outlook Kitchen + Bar

The evening’s menu. (Oyster shell from last month’s Timberland dinner at Row 34, but hey, it’s Cape Cod appropriate.)

Dry Line Cape Cod Gin Bee's Knees Cocktail

Lemon tart made with Meyer lemon curd, meringue, and mint for dessert. Served with Bee’s Knees cocktail: Dry Line gin, lemon juice, honey syrup.

Craft Spirits In Cape Cod

All photography by Marni Elyse Katz / StyleCarrot

Dry Line Cape Cod Gin is available in select bars, restaurants, and liquor stores throughout Massachusetts starting May 20, 2016. Also available at South Hollow Spirits/Truro Vineyards or online.

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ARTmonday: Pablo Manga

I first blogged about Pablo Manga two years ago when I discovered his work at Farm Gallery in Wellfleet. Working with many colors of semi-transparent tape that he layers on sanded wood panels prepared with gesso, this Oakland-based, Berkeley-trained lawyer (!) turned artist creates compelling slashes of color and monochromatic stillness. Gone are the horizontal rays of 2010. Last year he moved into diagonal plaids. His show, “Bold As Love” opened at Farm this weekend.

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P A B L O   M A N G A  at  M Y  H O U S E 

When my husband and I  purchased Pablo’s work two summers ago, we propped it on on the dining room sideboard in Truro.  We recently hung it in our Boston living room, alongside a similarly colored wild landscape  by my mother-in-law. The area has since been littered with all sorts of other art distractions, which I plan to pare down this fall. (That tends to be the resting place for most of our art without a permanent home.)


• ARTmonday: Farm Gallery 2012
• ARTmonday: Pablo Mango at Farm
ARTmonday: Tim Donovan at Farm


ARTmonday: Tim Donovan @ Farm Project Space + Gallery

When I popped into Farm Project Space + Gallery the first time this summer, I made a quick purchase of a photo that caught my eye. The photographer is New Hampshire-based Tim Donovan of LaunchArt, and gallerist Susie Nielsen had just that one piece. It was such a split second decision she was surprised, but expertly wrapped it up. It’s another for my collection of pink hued images of girls and young women. I haven’t found a place to hang them yet, but that’s okay for now.

Photo by Tim Donovan at Farm Gallery in Welfleet

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ARTmonday: Tim Moore’s 100 Buddhas

Tonight I received an email invite to a reception for artist Tim Moore for 100 Buddhas. I couldn’t locate a website, but I now see that he had a show at Farm Gallery in Wellfleet this summer. I blogged about the gallery earlier in the season, but I totally missed Moore’s work. In any case, his Buddhas are now hanging at Pod, a small home accessories shop in Brookline Village. Looks worth checking out. There’s a reception tomorrow night, Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 6pm to 8pm.

ARTmonday: Damien Hoar De Galvan

If you live in Boston and you have even a faint interest in décor, you know (and love) Jill Goldberg’s South End shop, Hudson. I recently learned that her husband (they’re newlyweds) is an artist. His name is Damien Hoar De Galvan, and he currently has a solo show at Farm, the gallery in Wellfleet that I blogged about a few days ago. (It’s actually why I stopped by there in the first place.) I really like his work. The quirky little sketches look great framed, and the plywood pieces are interesting and appealing.

One day, year ago, when traversing the Tobin Bridge, Damin spotted a multitude of shiny, new VW Bugs, fresh off the ships. This show partly gre out of his pondering if there could be demand for that many new vehicles. Other ideas that influence his work also touch on the theme of abundance, but in a less concrete way – the information that floats through the web – Google, Facebook, YouTube, the list goes on.






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