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St. Louis Cardinals 2, Philadelphia Phillies 0 (Psst, this post is actually about mead.)

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I don’t really have much to report from my attendance at last night’s game.  The Phillies were offensively in-offensive.  Or something.  My pre-game roast pork sandwich was good but not life-altering.  Worst of all, I didn’t meet the Handsome Stranger™ of my dreams.

I did have some delicious post-game mead at Tria Cafe.  I guess that’s something.

The mead was Makana‘s ¡Qhilika African Herbal Blossom Mead, which I blogged about at the old homestead.  It’s a South African mead flavored with—among other things—rosehips, cinnamon, apple, and licorice.  It’s spicy enough to sort of counteract the sweetness of the honey, and it’s sweet enough that you don’t feel like your swigging something from your spice rack.  In other words, it’s well balanced.  It’s mighty tasty, and I highly recommend it.

I paired the mead with a delicious banana, goat’s milk caramel, and mascarpone panini.  Zowie!  The sweetness of the dessert helped to sharpen the spiciness of the mead.  When I visit Tria, I usually pair my dessert with a good beer, but the Makana mead was a nice change of pace.

(By the way, it looks to me like Makana may have changed the name of its African Herbal Blossom Mead to Honey Sun African Mead.  Does anyone know for sure?)

Written by Jimmy

July 9th, 2008 at 7:22 pm

Posted in Food,Philly,Sports

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