Ida Claire ‘s Kitchen has Exciting Things Happening

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Ida Claire ‘s Kitchen has Exciting Things Happening
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Ida Claire San Antonio Hosts Plantation Rum Pairing Dinner + Offers State Fair of Texas Red Velvet Fried Pie

Ida Claire ’s San Antonio restaurant is celebrating the diversity of rum at a tiki-themed pairing dinner! On Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., guests can enjoy a five-course pairing dinner featuring Plantation Rum and this special prixe-fixe menu:

About the Dinner

First Course

Chilled Seafood Salad – Calamari, plantain tostones, spicy pickles and green mojo, paired with “Cold Front in Fiji,” a cocktail mixed with Plantation Isle of Fiji, campari, orgeat, lime and pineapple.

Second Course

Pumpkin Soup – Pepitas and Caribbean green herb sauce, paired with “Killer Queen,” a cocktail mixed with Plantain Barbados 5 years, pineapple, grapefruit and coconut.

Third Course

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Arroz con Pollo Paella Style – Chicken, saffron, sausage and peppers, paired with “Tropic Like It’s Hot,” a cocktail mixed with Plantation Pineapple Rum, coconut sugar, lime, caramelized and plum wine.

Fourth Course

Whole Sucking Pig Roasted Yucatan Style, paired with a neat pour of Plantation Panama 6 year.

Fifth Course

Pineapple Upside Down Cake, paired with “Triniglad Sour,” a cocktail mixed with Plantation Xaymaca, Averna, lime and orgeat.

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Tickets for this one-of-a-kind event are $90 per person. To reserve your seat, call 210.667.2145.

About Texas Red Velvet Fried Pie

The restaurant is also celebrating the State Fair of Texas by continuing the fried food fun with the launch of its limited-time Red Velvet Fried Pie! A twist on the classic southern dessert, this fried delicacy features a homemade red velvet cake and cream cheese icing wrapped inside a crispy pastry, fried to golden perfection and topped with powdered sugar and crème anglaise.

This iconic cake, showcasing the true color of a Texan tradition, is available at the southern restaurant now through Oct. 17 for $7.

About Ida Claire

Ida Claire is an intriguing, southern influenced restaurant & bar. The elevated southern cuisine has influences from different regions. You’ll most likely see dishes you’ve heard of before but with little twists here and there. Our sandwiches will be served on biscuits and we’ll have chicken and waffles on every menu. Brunch is obviously southern and will be a big part of what we do. The drinks are takes on classics like the Mint Julep but revved up and including a lot of house made ingredients. We’ll have several different house bitters and a house gin. The décor has a southern influence with antebellum charm and elegant polish, stated most clearly in our reworked air stream trailer parked in the garden for VIP reservations. The whole restaurant will feel like a quirky southern aristocrat’s home…just not exactly what you might think.

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