Club Member Price: $56
Somewhere in the Mediterranean, argent clouds blow across azure skies, rocky crags glimpsed at distance over a turquoise sea. Juicy baby, the cherry tomatoes I mean…but don’t forget to start with stuffed dolmas, follow those with fresh caught octopus baked in ink, garnish with orange blossom, sweet raspberry tobacco hookah, and of course, raki to finish. Splash a dollop on the cobblestone street and sprinkle your toes to honor and delight the Greek gods, for they are mischievous. Do not risk their anger at your failure to play. Make note, do keep a tally on your reedy papyrus pad, then work that ambrosial elixir around in the cavern of your mouth, tickle it with your tongue, make it pliant and soft as a fresh bay leaf, with a faint kick of jalapeño. Then slurp, nay, gulp it down like éna glykó, as if it were your last, for life is short and fleeting. Luck may deign to grace you today, but Atropos, Clotho and Lachesis may have a different idea for your tomorrow.
notes by: Clay Selkirk, winemaker & all-around cowboy