We just opened up seats for Memorial Day weekend. These dates were previously blocked off for a larger event, but we're now back to hosting our regular dinners on Thursday-Saturday (May 25-27) that week. Get your tickets now before they're gone!
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add fennel, onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Toss to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low. Partly cover and cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in garlic, paprika and chile powder. Cook 1 minute.
Add tomatoes, 1 1/2 cups water and the stock. Bring to a simmer and cook (gently), uncovered, for 30 minutes. Season with salt, the black pepper and Pernod, and simmer 5 minutes longer.
Purée soup in batches using a blender or immersion blender until smooth. Garnish with some crumbled ricotta salata, a few dashes of lemon-infused olive oil, and the reserved fennel fronds. Enjoy!
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I was a six year old bear when I had my first glass of wine. I remember like it was yesterday, stolen from a campsite by my older, bad bear cousin Rico (RIP) . Red wine, I loved the stuff and spent the next year or so devouring campsites, flipping over airstreams and digging through Coleman coolers to find it. Years later when I arrived in France, my love for wine was renewed. French wine opened up my pallet in a way I couldn't have imagined when I was drinking the homemade stuff from Alaska in my youth. My travels have taken me all over the world and I've always made sure to pair the finest wine I can get my paws on with my meals. It's become an obsession that almost rivals food, which is why I created the Wine by Bear program . Along with Sommelier Kaitlin Brooks, we're serving up 6 great wines every other Tuesday night. Our current lineup highlights the 6 Noble Grapes , and I asked Kaitlin to write a guest post about a couple of the varietals.
We're one day away from our big Anniversary dinner and I couldn’t be more excited. This whole ride has been really amazing, and I feel like we’re just scratching the surface of how great and special it can be. I want to thank you all for following along and being part of this experience. Putting on these dinners and special events (and soon Brunch
!) has been so rewarding for me, and it’s because I’ve had the chance to meet and spend an evening with so many of you wonderful humans. So, this is a giant Bear hug from me to you. Thank you!
While the staff and I are hard at work getting all the details just right for our dinners this weekend, I also wanted to take the opportunity to announce our next big event! On Saturday, October 29, we’ll be hosting a special Halloween dinner! This is sure to be as delicious as it is spooky, featuring 7 deadly courses paired with 7 deadly wines. We’ll be having a costume contest, with the winners taking away some great prizes…but you’re going to have to beat me out and I have some pretty epic ideas circulating my big bear brain, if I may say so myself.
We have the perfect location lined up, but I can’t guarantee that it’s not haunted. You may experience some experiences, but that’s all part of the experience. Dinner is $200 per person and reserved to 50 guests. As a member of our newsletter, you’re getting priority access to this announcement - but we’ll be making a larger announcement on Monday so if you’re interested in coming make sure to get your tickets now before they’re gone.
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Thanks and we hope to spend a spooky evening with you!