Alan Coxon’s influences for the Roman Vinaigre©® have derived from three of Ancient Rome’s greatest gastronomes, all of whom were named Apicious and lived during the reigns of Julius and Augustus Caesar, and Emperors Tiberius and Trajan. Needless to say, by the end of the first century AD, the name Apicious had become a symbol of wealth and of all the good things in life.
The Roman Vinaigre©® is made using quality wine, which is brewed naturally and then infused with some of Ancient Rome’s favourite spices. Look out for warming flavours such as cinnamon, hints of camomile and a touch of peppercorn. All are sweetened by one of the oldest sugars known to man – honey, which was a favourite and much used ingredient in the Roman period. This vinaigre is warming both on the palate and the nose. It oozes herbs and spices, fruit and floral undertones.
The Roman Vinaigre©® has proven a firm favourite of the gastronomes, with four out of five French Michelin star chefs selecting it in blind tastings! It is well rounded and has a classic feel, with an almost endless list of possibilities:
- in place of any herb infused vinegars
- for preserves or pickles
- in salsa and mayonnaise
- in butter and egg-based sauces, such as hollandaise and béarnaise
- as a salad dressing
- as a marinade for chicken and seafood
- in poaching or steaming liquor
- instead of salt for a healthy seasoning.
- to a syrupy glace to serve with ice cream
- and drizzle to serve with pate, or pork/meat terrine
- to make a toffee.
Eat like an Emperor – enjoy!
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