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River Rose Gin Named One Of The World’s Best PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ryan Burchett   
Friday, 23 March 2012 13:47

Le Claire, Iowa, March 13, 2012 –River Rose Gin, made locally by Mississippi River Distilling Company in Le Claire, Iowa, has been honored as one of the world’s best by TheFiftyBest.com. The website honored River Rose with a gold medal and tied the spirit for sixth place overall in their gin tasting.

MRDC’s River Rose Gin was one of only 15 gins awarded a medal in the competition.  River Rose finished the competition just behind some of the world’s biggest names such as Tanqueray and  Hendrick’s.

River Rose starts with a base spirit made from grain harvested by local farmers within 25 miles of the distillery in LeClaire.  Then a unique blend of a dozen botanicals is added.  The gin is made from a German recipe that dates back to the late 1800s.  That recipe is light on the traditional juniper berries and includes a full body of citrus and floral including orange, grapefruit, lemon, lavender, rose petals and locally grown cucumbers that provide a distinctive finish that sets River Rose apart from any other gin.

“We are excited any time our peers recognize our quality,”  said owner and distiller Ryan Burchett.  “But this honor is particularly exciting because of the competition.  It’s really an honor to go toe to toe with the best in the business and come out with recognition like this.”

Gin aficionados, wine/spirits writers, and bartenders were the judges at the formal tasting in New York City.  Using professional criteria, the gins were served “blindly” one at a time, and rated on a 1-5 point scoring system with five being the best. The gins were ranked according to the total scores received from the judges.  Double-Gold, Gold and Silver medals are awarded based on a set range of point scores.

TheFiftyBest.com is an award-winning online guide to fine living, featuring rated listings based on unbiased surveys and tastings conducted by food, wine/spirits journalists, professionals and connoisseurs. The complete ranking results, along with tasting notes, are published on TheFiftyBest.com website: http://www.thefiftybest.com/spirits/best_gin/ MRDC’s River Baron also received a tip of the hat from TheFiftyBest.com in October when it also received a silver medal and was ranked 8th in the domestic vodka tasting.

The award comes on the heels of another round of success in the marketplace for the small distillery.  On March 2, Mississippi River Distilling Company released their second batch of Cody Road Bourbon.  The release of roughly 900 bottles sold out in just days across Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.  The next batch is scheduled to be released on June 1.

Mississippi River Distilling Company is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 PM Sundays.  Free tours are offered to the public daily on the hour from 12 to 4 PM or by appointment after hours for a small charge.  The tour takes visitors through the entire distilling process.  Tours end in the Grand Tasting Room with free samples of products for those patrons over 21 years of age.

 

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Easter Brunch at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne Coffman   
Friday, 23 March 2012 12:58

Sunday, April 8, 2011 - Time: 10-2

On Sunday, April 8th, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse will host Easter Brunch from 10-am until 2pm. Reserved seating is recommended.

Enjoy an elegant Easter brunch buffet with chef carved prime rib, ham, classic breakfast favorites including a waffle bar, desserts and much more.

Prices for the brunch are $24 per person, $12 children 12 and under, highchair age free. To make your reservation call the restaurant at 309-736-0100 or visit johnnysitlaiansteakhouse.com

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, John Deere Commons, 1300 River Dr, Moline, IL 612654

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Easter Brunch at the Figge Art Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne Coffman   
Friday, 23 March 2012 12:54

Sunday, April 8, 2011 -  Seatings: 10:30am and 1pm

On Sunday, April 8th, The Figge Art Museum is hosting the Easter Brunch prepared by Heart of America chef Dave Mickelwright. The brunch will take place in the elegant dining area with river views.

Reserved seating is required with two seating times to choose from: 10:30AM and 1PM.

Enjoy an elegant Easter brunch buffet with chef carved prime rib, ham, classic breakfast favorites, pastries, desserts and much, much more.

Prices for the brunch are $19.99 per person for museum members, $22.99 per person for non-members, $10.99 children age 4-10 and under 4 free.

Museum admission included with brunch and guided tours available at 12:30 and 1:30. Call Dave Mickelwright to make your reservations at 563.726.2087.

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Easter Brunch Thunder Bay Restaurant PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne Coffman   
Friday, 23 March 2012 12:52

On Sunday, April 8th, Thunder Bay, will host Easter Brunch from 9am-3pm. Reserved seating is recommended.

Enjoy an elegant Easter brunch buffet with smoked salmon, turkey and dressing, carved ham, omelet bar, peel and eat shrimp, fried shrimp, home made waffles with all the toppings, pasties, salad bar, chocolate and champagne fountains much more.

Prices for the brunch are $20.99 per person, $ 7.99 children age 5-10 and under 4 free. Make your reservations today by calling the restaurant at 563-386-2722.

Thunder Bay, 6511 Brady Street, Davenport, Phone 563-386-2722, thunderbaygrille.com

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MARCH COOKING CLASSES AT THE WHISK AWAY CAFE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laura   
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 12:18

 

 

ADULT CLASSES TASTE OF SPRING

Friday, March 23, 2012 – 7-9 P.M. • $25 per person

Celebrate the fresh, vibrant flavors of spring in this cooking class! This class demonstrates recipes for delicious salad and pasta dishes as well as desserts.

 

ELEGANT BRUNCHES

Thursday, March 29, 2012 – 7-9 P.M. • $25 per person

We will teach you how to put an elegant spin on brunch dishes, making them truly extraordinary. Brunch is a great way to entertain and you’ll be ready to host your own party after sampling the array of dishes offered in this class. Many of the recipes include make-ahead options so you can easily plan brunches for Easter, Mother’s Day, graduation or just weekend get-together with friends and family.

 

JUNIOR CHEFS (AGES 9-14)
SPRING BREAK-FAST

Monday, March 26, 2012 – 6-8 P.M. • $15 per person

With spring showers comes delicious foods full of flavor and color that will start your morning off right! In this class we will be making spring-inspired breakfast dishes and even a few Easter treats!

 

TINY CHEFS (AGES 3-8)
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 3-5 P.M. • $10 per person

This class offers hands-on fun with recipes inspired by the classic children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Kids will learn how to make healthy snacks that are too cute not to eat!

 


 

 

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919 6th Avenue, DeWitt, Iowa 52742 (MAP IT)

 

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