Friday, January 25, 2008

Delicious Vittles and Ominous Seapods: the live music series continues

Hey Everybody,

This is Clem writing to say come on down to the Rose and Kettle and eat some food sometime! The ovens are hot and the stoves are sizzling with delicious sweetness and spicy heat. We've got our great chickens, local pork chops, king salmon from New Zealand and hanger steaks. We've got eggplant ravioli and proscuitto ravioli. And we've got our always evolving international wine list created by your sommelier Dana Spiotta.

This Sunday at The Rose and Kettle we welcome the esteemed guitarist and song writer Dana Monteith, formerly of the very popular jam band The Ominous Seapods and currently bassman in my own King Vidor rock combo. Last year Dana released his own album called Truck Stop Love Ballads. Dana is also the owner of his own recording and mastering company, Kitchen Table Recording Corporation of America, and he's a well-known musician on the Albany scene. He's toured the States many times with the Seapods and he's a great person to know.

Music at Eight. Dinner all weekend starts at 5. Thanks.


Friday, January 18, 2008

this weekend

Hi Everyone, this weekend's email is going to be brief. The Rose and Kettle is happy to welcome the classic country and rock sounds of Addy Schneider and Kelly Rourke this Sunday night at 8. Bring a date or come alone. The music is free, beers are cheap and crying in your beer is encouraged.

Over the weekend, the menu will feature roasted wild blue nosed grouper in a rich plum bath, slow-cooked pork belly from Gaia's Breath Farm, braised Highlander Beef from Nectar Hills farm served in a fresh broth and tossed with fettucine. Also, Painted Goat Farm Chevre tarts with caramelized onions and a mission fig glaze. Lots of other delicious stuff too.

Please join us if you can, and soon I'll be posting the full Winter Music Schedule on our blog,

Best to Everyone,

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Albany Best of List

The Rose and Kettle Restaurant
4 Lancaster St.
Cherry Valley, NY
open Friday through Sunday at 5 PM

Dear Friends,

We are home from our trip to Philadelphia and we are excited and charged up to provide you with all the delicious things you might need to get you through another day.

Our bellies are full of famous Philadelphia food stuffs, and our hearts are happy because while we were away we learned that the Albany Metroland selected us the Area's #1 restaurant. We are honored and humbled by this selection and we will continue in 2008 to make delicious food from our area farms and serve it to hungry folks Friday through Sunday nights.

We're just cranking up the ovens to prep for the weekend and I can tell you we have local slow-cooked pork belly, olive oil-poached wild salmon with lemon risotto, boudin blanc sausage ragu with penne, and a wild mushroom and sundried tomato risotto.

And our music series will continue through the Winter months. We are bringing in friends and bands from out of state like The Baird Sisters from Philadelphia and The Grown Up Noise from Boston, and our new series, The Poser's Parade, curated by Mark Reinertson, where we invite friends to perform songs by a pre-selected artist. This February look out for the Posers Parade Debut: "Bowie (in Space)." Come on down and do your favorite Bowie song, be it the Laughing Gnome, Cat People or Under Pressure.

This Sunday the music is still up in the air, so if you want to come in for music give us a call first to see what's up.

Thanks and have a good 2008!