On the Food Trail: Cake Salé
Long time no see! Okay, onward. I thought I’d give…
So I’ve already let you know how devastated I am that Gourmet magazine has folded. It turns out that there are plenty of other Austinites (like David and Jenna and Kristi and Rachel and James and Marshall and Mando and lots of others) who are also saddened by this loss, and we all gathered Tuesday night at FINO for a Gourmet Wake. FINO provided tapas and a classic cocktail for just $20, plus extra cocktails at $5 each. Not a bad deal, if you ask me.
David Alan brought a few of his vintage Gourmets from the seventies, full of liquor and cigarette ads and recipes for aspic and mocha baked Alaska. Addie Broyles brought a few of her newer issues, gorgeous things with candied apples and ice cream sandwiches on the covers. FINO/Asti owner Emmett Fox and I flipped through them and lamented the loss of such a wonderful, inspiring magazine. Oh, and we also ate.
Chef Jason Donoho made some delectable treats inspired by vintage Gourmet recipes:
Bar manager Bill Norris and Tipsy Texan David Alan were whipping up drinks pulled from the pages of old Gourmet cookbooks and magazines. They set up a makeshift bar out on the patio, and we were able to taste a few different cocktails.
It was a great night with great food and drinks. Goodbye, Gourmet. I will always love you.
RIP Gourmet Magazine
1941 – 2009