January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015
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The interior of Longitude. Photo by Gabriel Hurley.

Suzanne Long, owner of ~LONGITUDE~, is going to be teaching some classes on tiki drinks and rum in the coming weeks. First up is Tiki Mixology 101 on Monday January 26th at 8pm. You’ll learn how to mix classic tiki cocktails at home, and then go behind the bar to make your own. A photographer will be in attendance, photographing each participant, as well. The class is $100 and includes a welcome punch, two participant-made drinks, recipes, and a photograph.

Then, on Tuesday February 3rd at 6pm, check out Rum 101 Tasting and Education. You’ll learn about rum production all over the world, and get to taste at least six different rums (rumor has it Suzanne brings out some special, rare rums for these classes, so be prepared for a treat). This class is also $100 per person, including a welcome punch, six tastes, and instruction. You can reserve your spot in either class by email.

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Crab in a smoky lime vinaigrette with pomegranate and celery at a recent dinner at Copita. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.

A report by Dana Eastland. On Tuesday January 27th, ~COPITA~ will be hosting another of their popular Agave Girls dinners with Tequila Herradura. From 6:30pm until 8:30pm, they’ll be pairing special tequilas and cocktails with a four-course menu from chefs Joanne Weir and Gonzalo Rivera. The menu includes dishes like pork meatballs with garlic and peanut chilmole, as well as a roasted duck breast with duck thigh carnitas, carrots, and mole negro. Check out the whole menu here.

I highly recommend taking the whole evening and riding the ferry over if the weather is nice; on a recent evening, the pleasant chill and sunset view of the bay was the perfect preamble for a warm, richly flavored dinner at Copita. The regional, modern Mexican cooking is well balanced with the warm, tiled space, and the wood-fired oven at the center of the kitchen makes the entire restaurant especially inviting. Tickets to the dinner are $65 per person and include food and beverages but not gratuity. 739 Bridgeway at Anchor, Sausalito, 415-331-7400.