Monthly Archives: October 2015

    Stop and Smell the Rosé

    The age of rosé is here and it’s here to stay. There was a time when the thought of drinking the sweet, fruity wine was unthinkable to the refined palate of a red or white wine veteran. But the times have changed and luckily everyone has come to their senses regarding the delightfully refreshing pink drink.

    Pairing Rosé

    While many people associate rosé with only spring and summer dishes, the right type can make a great pairing for all kinds of food year-round. There’s a great variety of flavors to be found within the rosé family of wines. Like any red or white wine, you can find varieties that are sweet and easy to enjoy by themselves or paired with food.

    Rosé’s brisk acidity and modest alcoholic taste make it easy to pair with a great variety of food including spicy dishes, fish, chicken, steak—you name it. It’s all a matter of which you choose.

    Rosé in Cocktails

    Unlike its red and white brethren, rosé gets along well in many different cocktails. Because it’s sweet but not overpowering, it can be mixed with other sweet ingredients for a pleasantly sweet cocktail or a drier one, you know, if that’s what you’re into.

    If you want to venture into the unknown and try mixing your own rosé cocktails, try using mixers that enhance the flavors of the wine. Citrus juices and soda water usually make good additions because of the acidity of the wine, but this also depends on how dry or sweet the rosé you’re working with is.

    #DrinkPink

    Now through the month of October, Ling & Louie’s is featuring the Sofia Rosé of Monterey, CA. This is a deliciously sweet wine with juicy flavors of cherry, raspberry and citrus zest. The perfect accompaniment to our Wokin’ Hot Curry dish from our Woktober menu!

    This month’s #DrinkPink at our Scottsdale location will feature a special menu of crafted cocktails, wines and brews. $2 from each of these pink drinks will be donated to the American Cancer Society and their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk!

     

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    Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe to Try at Home

    So you’ve exhausted your recipe box’s contents back in 2009 and you’re looking for some not boring recipes to spice it up. Then, keep reading! The truth is, even if you enjoy cooking at home, time and responsibilities sometimes make it difficult to venture out and try new dishes. Well, the good news is we’ve put together a wokin’ tasty dish for you to put together at home that’s sure to please your hungry crew. And if you’re a busy mom, dad or college student, worry not! Prep time is roughly 20 minutes (better get to choppin’!) and cook time is 10.

     

    Here’s what you’ll need:

    • 8 oz. choice of protein
    • 2 oz. snap peas
    • 2 oz. sliced red onions
    • 2 oz. roasted cashews
    • 8 oz. rice
    • 3 fl. oz. cashew sauce

     

    Cashew Sauce Ingredients

    • 1 Tbsp. spicy sesame oil
    • 1 Tbsp. garlic
    • 1 Tsp. ginger
    • ¼ Tsp. black pepper
    • ½ Tbsp. crushed red chili
    • 2 cups chicken stock
    • 4 fl. oz. Kikkoman soy sauce
    • 1 oz. brown sugar
    • Cornstarch slurry

     

    Cornstarch Slurry Ingredients

    • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
    • 1 Tbsp. water

     

    DIRECTIONS:

    1. Blanch snap peas in hot water for 20 seconds and remove from water
    2. In a heated wok, add chicken and cook until chicken begins to brown
    3. Add snap peas, onions, bell peppers and cashews
    4. Cook until peppers have softened a little
    5. Add the Cashew sauce and bring to a simmer
    6. Flatten out a scoop of rice so that it covers the center of the plate
    7. Lay the Wok ingredients on top of the rice

     

    CASHEW CHICKEN SAUCE PROCEDURE:

    1. Heat all ingredients except the cornstarch slurry and bring to a simmer
    2. Slowly add the cornstarch slurry and simmer for five minutes
    3. With a spatula, occasionally dredge the bottom of the pan to keep ingredients from burning on the bottom of the pan

     

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    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill Raising Money in October for Breast Cancer Research

    Scottsdale based Ling & Louie’s offering specialty pink cocktails, hard cider and wine and donating $2 for every drink sold back to the American Cancer Society.

    Scottsdale, AZ Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill is known for their vibrant atmosphere, their unique Modern Asian meets American Comfort menu and their signature cocktails. During the month of October, they are using those cocktails to raise money for a good cause.

    The #DrinkPink campaign will raise money for the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk.  These deliciously pink cocktails, wine and hard cider are using the signature pink color to not only raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer, but a portion of the money raised from the sale of each drink will be donated to the American Cancer Society, specifically “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk.

    The “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk has raised more than $685 million dollars within the last 12 years and has had more than 11 million walkers participate in the event.  Last year alone, more than one million people walked in the event raising $64 million dollars.  Money raised during this walk is used by the American Cancer Society to not only conduct critical research in the fight against breast cancer, but also helps provide comprehensive support and information to those affected by the disease.

    Throughout the month of October, guests can enjoy a series of uniquely pink drinks that have been put together for this cause.  Ling & Louie’s is offering a Rose’ for wine drinkers, for beer drinkers there is a Strawberry-Lime Premium Hard Cider, and three signature cocktails that include the official #DrinkPink Pink Ribbon Cosmo.  Ling & Louie’s is donating $2 from every drink to the cause.

    “Here at Ling & Louie’s we truly appreciate not only our patrons but our community as a whole,” says Regional General Manager John Banquil.  “We know breast cancer affects so many families, we want people to know not only do we care enough to raise money for this cause, but the #DrinkPink campaign offers a delicious treat to do so.”

    Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill is located at 9397 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260.

    About Ling & Louie’s
    Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill was created in 2006 by award-winning restaurateur Randy Schoch, founder and CEO of Desert Island Restaurants. Ling & Louie’s currently has locations in Anchorage, Boise, Chandler, DFW International Airport and Scottsdale.For more information, please visit http://www.lingandlouies.com.

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    Christine Holtz

    Phoenix Marketing Associates

    602-282-0202

     

    Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill to Offer Special Limited Time Menu in October

    Promising to “Wok Your World,” Ling & Louie’s will be unveiling its new Woktober menu showcasing unique wok-style entrees at several of its locations.   

    Scottsdale, AZ (October 1, 2015) While many drink enthusiasts will be busy celebrating Oktoberfest this month, Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill is putting on an original month-long celebration of its own with a special limited time Woktober menu. The promotion will be taking place at the restaurant’s Scottsdale, Boise and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport locations.

    The name “Woktober” is a play on the restaurant’s signature wok cooking style and each menu item is meant to highlight and celebrate what the restaurant calls ‘the heart of the Ling & Louie’s kitchen’. The menu is a concoction of old favorites and all-new Asian Fusion dishes for guests to try.

    Each dish is meant to showcase the versatility of the wok with signature recipes that represent both sides of the restaurant’s “Modern Asian Meets American Comfort” philosophy. Beginning on the first of October, guests can order off the limited time menu and enjoy dishes like the Wok-Fired Wings, Asian Wokin’ Hot Curry, Cashew Stir-Fry, Jeweled Beef, Shanghai Shrimp & Scallops and their signature dessert Louie’s Cheesecake.

    While it’s not the first year Ling & Louie’s celebrates their favorite cooking technique, it is the first year it’s focusing on just their cuisine. In years past, Ling & Louie’s has tied in the popular “Oktoberfest” celebrations by including several beers in the menu to pair with their dishes but has since decided to concentrate their efforts on new flavors and recipes for the promotion.

    “Woktober, or October as everyone else calls it, has really become one of our favorite times of year,” said John Banquil, Regional General Manager of Ling & Louie’s. “It really gives us an opportunity to go crazy with the woks and have fun while making some great food for our guests.”

    Visit http://lingandlouies.com/ to learn more about the Woktober menu and upcoming promotions.

     

    About Ling & Louie’s
    Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill was created in 2006 by award-winning restaurateur Randy Schoch, founder and CEO of Desert Island Restaurants. Ling & Louie’s currently has locations in Anchorage, Boise, Chandler, DFW International Airport and Scottsdale.For more information, please visit http://www.lingandlouies.com.

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    Christine Holtz

    Phoenix Marketing Associates

    602-282-0202

     

Ling & Louie's is a proud member of Desert Island Restaurants family.