Sherry Makes a Fashionable Comeback

Sherry Makes a Fashionable Comeback

By Natalie Migliarini, Foodable Contributor

Sherry, in the modern day is coming back to the bar scene all over the world, including in the vibrant cocktail scene in Vancouver, B.C. The city's Nomad Restaurant is taking the lead and creating new and inventive sherry inclusive cocktails. 

Nomad is an enterprise crafted by four associates from British Columbia who have journeyed to different parts of the world and experienced a world of cultures and flavors. Those experiences were brought back to Vancouver, BC to create a unique dining experience. 

Not only are these experiences reflective of the dynamic food menu but also in the bar program. Seasonal ingredients and trendy cocktails are what this bar is all about. The cocktail menu includes fresh locally sourced ingredients that is ever changing to make best use of available produce. You will also only find British Columbia beer and wine on their menu. They use these components in making their own shrubs, bitters, syrups, tinctures, and infusions. The menu is made up of a selection of multi-facade cocktails with a lot of depth in which with each sip you may discover a new flavor. This philosophy is translated into the sherry cocktails they offer at the Nomad bar. Sherry is considered an old-school tipple of wine with further distilled wine added to fortify from grapes grown near the town of Jerez de la Fontera in Spain. The Moorish period brought about the name of Sherry, which was translated from the Arabic, Seris, pronounced "Sherish". Nomad Restaurant Owner and Head Bartender Matt Van Dinther gossiped with me as to why sherry is making a fashionable comeback. 

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The Growing Cocktail Culture of Tel Aviv

The Growing Cocktail Culture of Tel Aviv

By Allison Levine, Foodable Contributor

Tourists go to Tel Aviv to visit the beaches, wander the markets and explore the cultural history. Some also love to eat their way through the culinary capital of Israel, where Eastern European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures have come together. 

Tel Aviv is also a city that is known for its vibrant nightlife. It is a 24/7 city that blends the best of Los Angeles (beaches and warm weather) and New York (diverse and metropolitan). But, it wasn’t only the lively nightclubs that have attributed to the growing cocktail culture. With craft cocktail bars opening up with regularity in Tel Aviv, there are plenty of artisanal cocktails to taste and here are four of the best spots in the city. 

Bar Tour From Native Cocktail Expert

When visiting a new city, it is always good to know someone who knows all the hidden gems. With the help of our tour guide, Yuval Soffer, we were taken to some of the local up and coming bars.

I first met Yuval a few years ago when he was working in Los Angeles as a bartender. Originally from Israel, Yuval spent seven years in the US, working at Apoteque in New York and Fraiche, Comme Ca and Neat in Los Angeles. A little over a year ago, he decided to return home to Israel to get in on the ground floor of the cocktail movement that he saw was starting to develop.

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