Bev & Bites
Every week, Cork | Fire Kitchen will be featuring a creative new bite built around a fresh, local ingredient. Each bite will be paired with an equally inspired beverage. Bevs may include St. Archer, Hudson Whiskey, Palumbo Family Vineyards or Refuge Brewery. Bites may feature Nicolau Family Farms, Crows Pass, Sage Mountain or Vintage Natural Beef.
This week’s Bev & Bite
Wednesday, February 25 – Sunday, March 1
Bev –Lady Marmalade
Bite – Boursin stuffed Cherry Peppers
Previous Bev & Bite Pairings
Wednesday, February 18 – Sunday, February 22
Bev – Leoness Chardonnay
Bite – Calamari
Wednesday, February 11 – Sunday, February 15
Bev – Mad Hatter
Bite – Sweet Chili Popcorn Shrimp
Wednesday, February 4 – Sunday, February 8
Bev – Blushing Cherry
Bite – Potato Arancini
stuffed with Mozzarella and green peas
Wednesday, January 28 – Sunday, February 1
Bev – Temecula Nectar
with pear, apple, white wine, damiana and a brown sugar rim
Bite – Pulled Pork Taco
with Tomatillo Salsa
Wednesday, January 21 – Sunday, January 25
Bev – Melon Punch
Bite – Orange Habanero Chicken Wings
Wednesday, January 14 – Sunday, January 18
Bev – Pumpkin Cola
Bite – Chili Potato Skins
Wednesday, January 7 – Sunday, January 11
Bev – Firestone 805 Ale
Bite – Chipotle Baby Back Ribs
With crème fraiche celery seed slaw
Wednesday, December 31 – Sunday, January 4
Bev – Old Town Lady
With Sauza silver, muddled orange, Jalapeño simple & lime
Bite – Butterfly Jumbo Prawns
With fresh limes, chili, coconut cream sauce & green rice
Wednesday, December 17 – Sunday, December 21
Bev – Smoked Cranberry Martini
Bite – Smoked Salmon Croquettes
With garden lemon verbena and crème fresh
Meet the Purveyors
Alto Cinco translates from Spanish as “high five,” with “high” referring to the height (Alto) of our vineyards and “five” to our growing area surrounding the quaint village of Paniza. For Alto Cinco, Winemaker Alex Cose drew upon his grape sourcing and blending expertise, working in close collaboration with the Paniza winemaking team to create a vibrant, exciting wine.
Crows Pass Farm was founded in 1991 and is a certified organic farm in heart of Temecula. Their emphasis is providing chefs with the finest tasting fruits and vegetables.
Hudson Bourbon – Fate is a fickle thing. In 2001, when we purchased the Tuthilltown Gristmill to open a rock climber’s ranch, the neighbors balked. So we had to find another way. The 240-year history of the mill led us to it. Grain, water, yeast and a new purpose: We decided to make whiskey. With our own skills and a lot of hard work, we converted the two granaries into the first whiskey distillery in New York State since Prohibition.
The owners of Irvine Vineyards say: Our vineyard and home rest on eighty beautiful acres in Ashland, Oregon, a unique little town with more than its share of characters. We wanted to raise our daughters in the country and instantly fell in love with the magical setting along Emigrant Creek, surrounded by native oaks, pines, and gentle rolling hills…And, as it turns out, the wine gods blessed our slice of heaven with the perfect soils and conditions to grow amazing grapes.
Based in Temecula, the family-owned La Bahn Ranch does not just carry eggs and chicken, but free-range, grain-fed, antibiotic-free and hormone-free ones.
Leoness Cellars – The word leoness, meaning ‘village of dreams’, is the inspiration behind our lifelong quest to create world class wines from the vineyard of Temecula Valley.
Mary’s Free Range Chickens is proud to be family owned and operated since 1954. Mary’s son, David Pitman, is a third-generation Pitman farmer that leads the company today. David and his brothers have been taught by their father Rick, who learned from his father Don, about the importance of animal husbandry and our responsibility to protect the welfare of animals.
On a mere 2.5 acres in La Cresta, Martha and Bill Brady, owners of Moonrise Farm, grow an amazing abundance of heirloom vegetables. These jewels are not just certified organic, but biodynamic. Martha is a certified nurseryman, teaches composting for the state, and has a degree in agribusiness. Suffice it to say, she’s a knowledgeable lady that produces great produce!
Nicolau Farms is one of the last remaining goat farmsteads left in California milking around 150 goats. By farmstead, we raise our own livestock, grow all of our own forage for feed, and produce farmstead cheeses right on the farm.
Refuge Brewery specializes in brewing handcrafted ales in the traditional Belgian style while also getting creative with porters, brown ales and hefeweizens.
St Archer Brewing Co is based in San Diego and believes the craft beer experience happens where art and science meet.Their company was founded by a unique strain of creative talent – world class brewers, artists, musicians, professional surfers, skateboarders and snowboarders.
Salem Ranch Farms – They are from Lucerene Valley and are certified organic. Chef Igor goes to them weekly because of their hospitality and amazing produce. They carry Asian pears, dried juju beans ( used in Asian culture for its healing properties and powerful immune booster), ginger, shallots, garlic, spinach, pears, and apples. They have some of the best Asian pears Chef Igor has ever eaten.
Since the beginning, Temecula Olive Oil Company has been family-owned and operated, committed to using only California olives to make the highest quality olive oil. On our olive ranch, we practice sustainable agriculture, growing and harvesting a wide variety of olives, which we hand press using traditional methods to produce fresh, full-flavored extra virgin olive oil.
Vintage Natural Beef chooses family-owned ranches that are committed to raising natural beef to a highter level of purity. And are committed to verifying that the cattle meet the following requirements with regular audits – no added hormones ever, raised without antibiotics, humanely raised and handled and fed 100% vegetarian diet.
*All menus listed are samples and subject to change often.