Brimming Horn Meadery has joined up with award-winning chef Robert Leggett and his newest concept IN FLAMMEN. Every Saturday at the Milton meadery you can get a number of wood-fired German flatbreads called “flammkuchen”, literally translated as “flame cake” or “pie cooked in flames”. Chef Robert talks mead: “It took a lot of convincing to get me into the doors of the brimming horn. Like many, I had preconceived meads as only being sweet. Upon my first visit I was completely blown away and immediately discovered that not only was I wrong but that I want to do a cuisine that pairs with Jon’s wizardry. Mead makes me think of open pits, flames, natural cookery & wielding fire. Mead is the inspiration for IN FLAMMEN.” Robert's creations are available at the Meadery every Saturday from noon until sell-out. IN FLAMMEN is CASH ONLY.
Hear Jon, JR and Chef Robert on the Saturday, 1/18 broadcast of the Sip & Bite Show. CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast of the show on your phone or computer.
Brimming Horn Meadery has become well known with their mead and metal collaborations, but this time around they’re mellowing out with Rehoboth’s 2nd Time Around band founded by Bob Yesbek, The Rehoboth Foodie. The new collaboration mead, “Hot Jazz and Cool Blues”, is a Pear/Jalapeno mead, full-bodied with a wonderful balance of sweet and heat that lingers in the finish. What led to this unlikeliest of collaborations? Band leader, columnist and radio host Bob Yesbek says, “I love the smooth taste of pears and the gentle spice of jalapeno peppers. Like 2nd Time Around, it brings a bit of everything to the table – a little mellow, a lot upbeat – a few surprises and a lingering musical memory. Brimming Horn has struck the perfect balance and harmony with this delicious sipper!”
Mead-maker Jon Talkington talks about the marriage between honey, pears and the spiciness of the jalapeno, “I asked Bob what kind of mead he wanted me to make and he said “How about pears and jalapenos?” I was game for that since I've made other meads with combinations fruit and spicy peppers before. Pear is delicate so I used a blend of Bartlett & Bosc pear juice and a wildflower honey that was very floral with hints of vanilla. The jalapenos were added after fermentation to give it a nice hint of spice and heat. The finished mead has a wonderful fruity aroma with hints of vanilla and ends with pear, honey sweetness and balanced pepper heat.”.
“Hot Jazz and Cool Blues” was rolled out on Saturday January 18th for $18.99 in 375ml bottles. IN FLAMMEN is open every Saturday from noon (weather permitting) until sell-out. Come out, grab a glass and pick up some delicious flammkuchen.
Brimming Horn Meadery is on Rt. 9 just before Cool Spring Road. The address is 28615 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Milton, 19968.