Small Bites: November Food News
The latest statewide food news from our cuisine editor
Give your Thanksgiving dessert table a boost with pre-made delicacies from Pleasant Lake Cheesecake
Event of the Month
Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits
The Distiller’s Showcase of Premium Spirits at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester is the largest spirits tasting event in New England. The evening features more than 400 premium and ultra-premium spirits and food from New Hampshire’s top restaurants. Attendees are able to meet brand ambassadors from a wide range of distilleries and jostle for silent auction items. In years past, attendees have vied for coveted bottles of Pappy Van Winkle’s whiskey (pictured). Event tickets are $60. Proceeds benefit the Animal League of New Hampshire. McLean Communications and New Hampshire Magazine are proud sponsors of this event.
November 10; distillersshowcase.com
Just hide the box
No one will ever know you didn’t make it. Mary Wicenski at Pleasant Lake Cheesecake Company bakes a delicious, rich cheesecake in more than 30 flavors. Of course, pumpkin is perfect for the dessert table at Thanksgiving. She developed a recipe given to her 25 years ago and has tweaked it until she reached “cheesecake perfection.” Order ahead ($35, 6-inch; $50, 9-inch) and pick up at the New London location at 75 Newport Rd.
(603) 526-7522; pleasantlakecheescake.com
A chocolate stout perfect for fall
Find satisfaction with the taste of chocolate. Swift Current Brewing Co., part of Stark Brewing Co. in Manchester, offers a select range of full-bodied beers, including the Swiss Mista, a well-balanced stout with a bit of lactose for a touch of sweetness and a full taste of cocoa.