Belvedere has a new vodka out; Bloody Mary a blend of their premium vodka with macerations of 7 essentials ingredients of the Bloody Mary; black pepper-horseradish-bell pepper-tomato-chili-vinegar-lemon.
For The London Cocktail week, we developed 2 types of barfood to complement the drink. One of the combinations was Bayonne ham-apple-celery-honey-yoghurt-licorice based on the Foodpairing tree of Belvedere Bloody Mary;
Recipe and the other barfood you can find here.
Last December, I had to do an talk with Harold McGee on his new book keys to good cooking, and going through the results on different types of mango, it came up my mind again that Harold McGee described an Alphonso mango as one of his most preferred foods.
Well, what to combine with Mango?
You can translate this tree into a Mango, mackerel, juniper, celery combination like Alinea restaurant (source picture)
Or give a little twist to a classic combination; Mango, lobster, salad + dark chocolate (by the Mangerie, Bruges) Which was the winning dish in a Chocolate Foodpairing competition here in Bruges.