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As SOHO explores the wines of France this month, as well as French flavors in the tapas plates created each week by executive chef Joe Ahn, we’re also adding a few other French-inspired items to the menu.

 

780px-Satellite_image_of_France_in_August_2002 Satellite image of France

 

First, an addition to our cocktail list – the French Martini. May I recommend sipping the concoction while enjoying the sunshine on SOHO’s patio? For those interested in mixing up the drink at home, here’s the recipe SOHO’s bartenders are using:

 

1 1/2 oz vodka

1/ 2 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur

1/ 2 oz fresh pineapple juice

Champagne

1 lemon twist (garnish)

 

Combine the vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice with ice in a cocktail shaker, and shake briskly. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top off with Champagne, and garnish with a lemon peel.

 

Next, we’ve also added two French cheeses to our Artisan Cheese Board. One is P’tit Basque, a semi-soft cheese made from sheep’s milk, from Pyreneese, France. This cheese offers an earthy, nutty flavor. Chaumes is SOHO’s other addition to the cheese board. Chaumes, a soft cheese from Perigord, France, is rich and creamy, with a mellow, nutty taste. Whether as an appetizer or dessert, the cheese board is a popular choice with our guests. And, SOHO’s staff is always happy to help select the perfect wine to pair with the weekly cheese offerings.

 

We hope to see you soon for a taste of France!