I hope you can come share a glass of something sparkling with me as I launch my new cocktail book The Bubbly Bar: Champagne & Sparkling Wine Cocktails for Every Occasion from Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House.
Recently featured in The Washington Post, The Bubbly Bar shares recipes for classic and original cocktails that mix sparkling wines and champagne with seasonal fruits, fine spirits and home-made syrups and infusions.
Enjoy a civilized afternoon at a Croquet & Champagne Party hosted by The American Institute of Wine & Food on Aug. 23 at The Grand Del Mar. Put on your whites and play croquet, sip champagne and feast on tea sandwiches, strawberries and cream. The fun goes from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Aria Lawn, the tickets are $60 ($50 for AIWF members) and include a signed copy of The Bubbly Bar. To RSVP with the AIWF by Friday Aug. 21, call (619) 297-0951.
The next bash is a Slow Food Metro Mixer Aug. 26 at Hotel Solamar at 6th and J downtown. Taste bubbly cocktails featuring Domaine Chandon and fresh seasonal fruits, enjoy Chef Christian Graves’ delicious farm-to-table cuisine on the sunny patio of LOUNGEsix. The party lasts from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free; the $20 Bubbly Special includes a signed book, three bubbly cocktails and a donation to Slow Food Urban San Diego. Stay after the party for the chef’s special three-course Bubbles & Nibbles menu for $26 served in Jsix starting at 7 p.m. To RSVP, visit Slow Food Urban San Diego.