Green tea is served in many ways now: flavored green tea, green tea extract, green tea pills, green tea candy and even green tea ice cream. Now you can add “green tea cocktail” to the list. Rock-n-Sake, on Perkins Road by the overpass, serves a delicate cocktail called the Green-Teani ($10). Don't be fooled! It may look like a margarita, but the comparison stops there. The premium sake gives it an exotic kick, but it has a neutral flavor from the Charbay Green Tea Vodka and fresh-brewed green tea. Compared to other cocktails, it can seem “bland,” so you can ask for a little more lemon and simple syrup. But the neutral flavor perfectly complements sushi with raw fish. It's a good sunrise to the California Sunset roll ($11.50). If tea isn't your thing, then try out the other sake cocktails, such as Tiger-tini ($8) and Pom-Punch ($10), which have fruitier flavors. Some people use green tea for medicinal purposes, like losing weight or cleansing the body, but the Green-Teani is a remedy for the summer heat.
comments powered by Disqus
How to master the fish fillet
Step-by-step instructions for filleting fresh fish, which is a particularly useful culinary skill for those of us fortunate enough to live in southeast Louisiana.
Social media style
With our cover story featuring 25 must-follow Twitter accounts in Baton Rouge, and examining the growing social media site's impact on the local community, we wondered what Twitter might look like in the flesh—living, breathing, fashionable flesh. Prices are approximate, and price and availability are subject to change. (Styling: Erin Mehta)
Bad Guys, Good Eats! Pop-Up Dinner at Restaurant IPO
Chef and 225 contributor Jay D. Ducote and Chef Chris Wadsworth hosted the Bad Guys, Good Eats! dinner at Restaurant IPO Wednesday night. The dinner was themed around famous movie villains, pairing cocktails and ales with plates of food resembling famous baddies like The Joker, Lord Voldemort, Hannibal Lector, and many others. The highlights of the night were the three middle courses—a black bean soup laced with blood sausage to signify Lord Voldemort, a brace of coneys on black eyed peas resembling Sauron, and lamb medallions atop a fava bean puree to pay homage to the famous favorite of Hannibal Lector.
Elizabeth Arkley Hammett, a local nursing student and Fur Ball co-coordinator, and her husband Grey Hammett III, who works in commercial real estate, will take you through our summer guide. And they'll look good while doing it, too. Where noted, their clothes and accessories are available from local retailers.