Sunday, 5 June 2011

Yalies and Vom Fass

Yesterday, the Yale interns with the Bulldogs in the Big Easy program came down to the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Liz greeted them, and introduced them to the museum. They were able to wander around the museum for an hour or so before the Vom Fass tasting. At this point, you might be wondering what "Vom Fass" is? The first time I heard the name, I had images of a 1950s modernist painter flash through my mind, then a 1990s techno DJ...neither one of these images is remotely correct. According to their website, Vom Fass means "from the cask" in German, and their stores "house the nation's widest, cask-borne selection of the finest fruit vinegars, exquisite oils, selected wines, exclusive liqueurs and an incredible choice of spirits, all bought from the cask."

In New Orleans, the Vom Fass store is located uptown on Magazine Street near the Whole Foods. One of the owners of the store came down to the museum to host a tasting to showcase Vom Fass' offerings. After this tasting, I am tempted to take a trip uptown to try out some of their offerings: honey vinegar, beer vinegar and a plethora of other infused vinegars.

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