Food Bites

2013-07-19T15:15:00Z 2013-07-23T14:47:24Z Food BitesEloise Marie Valadez Eloise.Valadez@nwi.com, (219) 933-3365 nwitimes.com

Summer Tea Collection

Keep cool with the new collection of specialty summer teas from DavidsTea. The company DavidsTea got its start in 2008 and currently has 100 stores across the United States and Canada. There are three locations in Chicago.

DavidsTea recently debuted a collection of summer teas. Among new products for sipping pleasure are Pink Passion Fruit; Mango Fruit Punch; Coconut Grove; Tropicalia; and Mint Julep. While all teas in the summer collection are made for serving iced, beverage fans can try them hot to see how they like them.

For the summer, bartender Tyler Fry of Chicago's Violet Hour, partnered with DavidsTea to create special cocktails made with the teas. Among the drinks are The Migratory Coconut, The Squared Julep and The One-Two Punch.

The following is a recipe for Sunburned Sling, which is made with DavidsTea's Tropicalia.

Sunburned Sling

2 ounces Bombay dry gin (infused for 2 hours with Tropicalia)

.75 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice

.50 ounces simple syrup

.25 ounces grenadine

DIRECTIONS: Shake. Strain over soda and ice in a Collins Glass. Garnish with orange and lemon wheel.

For more information on the summer collection and on DavidsTea in general, visit davidstea.com

Wine Education Classes

ENO, a wine lounge located at Fairmont Chicago,  200 N. Columbus Drive, recently debuted a series of “ENOversity” education classes.

Through the classes, guests will learn about wine, cheese and chocolate from Chicago chefs, sommeliers, chocolatiers and other food experts. Wine, cheese, and chocolate pairings will also be suggested.

Among classes:

• 6 p.m. Aug. 20 - Viva La France

• 6 p.m. Sept. 17 - California Dream

• 6 p.m. Oct. 15 – Because It’s Ladies’ Night (Breast Cancer Awareness Month Donation Opportunity)

Classes are $30. To reserve a space, call (312) 946-8953

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