Monthly Archives: August 2016

    Special Menu for Whiskey Month

    9/1/16 – 9/30/16
    September is all about whiskey! We’ve added a dose of whiskey to Ling’s modern Asian cuisine to create some new and exciting dishes!

    Celebrate the word’s most popular spirit with us! Enjoy these specially prepared dishes and cocktails for a limited time.

    Available at participating locations. Prices and whiskey selection vary by location.

     

     

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    Whiskey Recipes You’ll Be Darned If You Don’t Try This Whiskey Month

    Many are intimidated by the thought of a whiskey cocktail. After all, whiskey is the “water of life” that should never be tainted with tap water ice cubes, generic cola or any other impurities that might compromise its well-earned flavor. So how exactly does one go about mastering the whiskey cocktail? Well, we can’t say it’s simple but with a little help from our experts we think you might just be able to concoct something you’ll be proud to serve to your friends during our celebration of whiskey this September!

     

    Below, you’ll find recipes for a traditional Old Fashioned as many of you might recognize it (a la Don Draper) and another of our original Ling & Louie’s creations crafted by our very own mixologists.

     

    Traditional

    .5 oz. Simple Syrup

    2 – 3 dashes Angostura Bitters

    2 oz. Bourbon or Rye Whiskey

     

    Combine the ingredients in a rocks glass and fill with ice. Stir briskly for 30 seconds and garnish with a lemon peel.

     

    Louie’s Old Fashioned

    .5 oz. Blood Orange Liqueur

    .5 oz. Simple Syrup

    3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

    2 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon

     

    Combine ingredients in a rocks glass and fill with ice. Stir briskly for 30 seconds and garnish with an orange peel.

     

    There you have it! Make sure to give these recipes a try at your next cocktail gathering or the next time you’re feeling fancy. We’re sure your guests are gonna love it and hey—we won’t tell them where you got the recipe. 😉

     

    Stay tuned for more details on Whiskey Month including a full cocktail and whiskey menu along with some delicious original whiskey-inspired dishes coming this September! For more details and to stay up to date with current and upcoming menus, visit http://lingandlouies.com/promotions/

     

     

    Sushi Trends to Try This Summer

    America loves sushi! In the past two decades, sushi has grown to be a popular everyday food with more and more restaurants offering the Japanese delicacy. While many Americans prefer the authentic, delicate taste of traditional Japanese sushi, others have preferred to put their own twist on the flavors and presentation of the dish.

     

    Sushi in the U.S. has taken on many new flavors and styles, it’s even become a quick eat with many purveyors offering pre-packaged sushi for people on-the-go! So like any delicious new food trend, it’s not surprising it’s inspired some pretty delicious variations for sushi lovers and foodies alike. These are some of the hottest sushi trends turning foodie heads everywhere this summer:

     

    The Sushi Burrito

    Like the sushi craze, America’s obsession with Mexican food began long ago, but more recently became a cultural phenomenon with help from certain chains who shall remain unnamed, the weekly holiday that is #TacoTuesday , burrito emojis and of course, the almighty margarita. So it wasn’t long before these two unstoppable food forces were bound to meet and marry to give us the sushi burrito—an uncut sushi roll that somehow still feels shiny, new and dangerous(ly delicious). Venturing into the frontiers of sushi burrito territory is yours truly, Ling & Louie’s. Check out this month’s limited time menu featuring the Spicy Ahi Burro and much more: LingandLouies.com/roll-with-it-menu.

     

    Sushi Cake

    This not-so-traditional cake layers all the traditional ingredients of sushi including rice, fish, seaweed and other greens, only instead of rolls, they’re arranged in layers. The filling ingredients are arranged in between layers of packed rice that mirrors the layers of the cake itself. So far, this type of sushi arrangement hasn’t taken off as a trend in restaurants so much as it has as a DIY and Instagram tutorial, but we predict it’s only a matter of time before the trend bounces off the phone screen and onto your plate!

     

    Conveyor Belt Sushi

    Conveyor belt sushi is the gift that keeps on giving; literally, until you can no longer consume anymore. These sushi restaurants are popular in Japan and have made their way to the U.S. in the past few years. Also known as sushi trains, these types of restaurants serve sushi by placing different types of rolls and other sushi dishes on plates that move along through the restaurant past guests with the help of conveyor belts. Guests can pick out the dishes they want as they travel by and they are later charged according to their (empty) plate selection. Many restaurants take advantage of the belt concept, turning it into a presentation piece using small boats, trains and other pretty adorable sushi “pods”. Who knows, maybe Ling might test the old belt at Ling & Louie’s!

     

    Poke

    No, we didn’t forget the m-o-n. The poke we’re talking about is a Hawaiian specialty that consists of fresh cut raw fish, sauces and other fresh ingredients served in the form of a salad. Poke loosely translates to “slices” or “cuts” and like traditional sushi, cuts are a very important part of this dish. Poke made its debut in Hawaii, of course, but it’s since become widely popular in cities all over California and is gradually making its way around the U.S. If you’ve never tried poke, Ling & Louie’s serves some delicious Ahi Poke Tacos made with wok-seared sashimi-grade ahi, onions and cabbage all topped with a spicy aioli and Asian salsa. Quite the perfect way to get the two of you acquainted, we’d say.

     

    To keep up with our own trends of the summer and the upcoming months, visit www.LingandLouies.com!

    Sileni Estates Wine Dinner

    Event on Thursday, August 25th 2016 at 6:30

    Join Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill and Sileni Estates Wines as we host another amazing wine pairing dinner!

    Space for this special event is limited. Please call 480-767-5464 to make your reservations today!

    $47/person++

    FIRST COURSE

    Hamachi Sashimi
    Jalapeños, daikon sprouts, house-made ponzu

    Sileni Estate ‘The Straits’ Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

     

    SECIOND COURSE

    Ling’s Lemon Chicken
    Wok’d broccolini, zesty lemon sauce

    Sileni Estate ‘Cellar Selection’ Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

     

    THIRD COURSE

    Sesame-Chili Salmon
    Rice noodles, spinach, tomatoes, sesame-chili salmon

    Silene Estate ‘Cellar Selection’ Pinot Noir, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

     

    FOURTH COURSE

    Louie’s Lamp Chops
    Roasted red potatoes, wok-charred asparagus, muchroom demi-glace

    Silene Estate ‘The Plateau’ Pinot Noir, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

    HAPPY ENDING

    Peach Cobbler
    Five spice-cinnamon crust, mascarpone cream

    Silene Estate ‘Cellar Selection’ Pinot Gris,Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

    *Menu subject to change.

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