Bittersweet Chocolate Almond Cake: “Torta Caprese”

We’re not big cake people at Our Long Table. One of us has actually played sick on his birthday to avoid being “caked” by colleagues. Typically, a schmancy dessert for us involves some combination of seasonal fruit and pastry, and/or a sorbet or ice cream. But we’re not entirely immune to the charms of good…

Our Long Pour: “Queen of the Damned”

Oh, have I been waiting for this one. I love hibiscus, and this calls for a homemade hibiscus cordial that – while very easy – takes some planning ahead. At least a day before making the drink, assemble your cordial ingredients. If you’re familiar with the Mexican drink agua de jamaica, you already know what…

Our Long Pour: “The Paper Plane”

Aperol has never been my favourite thing. It’s like the McDonald’s drink syrup of my youth got older, but refused to grow up. Here, Amaro Nonino, bourbon and lemon juice take the errant hooch to the woodshed and wipe the silly grin off its face. What remains is still sweet, day-glo orange and tangerine-forward, but…

Our Long Pour: “Ananda Spritz”

Everyone’s dealing with the pandemic in their own way. Some of us are sewing masks. Others have converted our home meth labs to produce hydroxychloroquine (so civic-minded!) Here at Our Long Table, for better and for worse, we’ve decided to punctuate the end of the work-from-home day with a genteel five o’clock tipple. To that…