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What are the 3 types of gin?
London dry gin, genever and Plymouth gin.
Name 3 London dry gins
Beefeater, Hendricks, Tanqueray
What is the garnish for Hendricks and what are its unique flavors?
Garnish is a cucumber wheel. Its unique flavor is derived from essence of cucumber and rose petals.
What is the primary flavor/aroma of gin?
Characteristic Christmas tree scent that is derived from juniper berries.
Where are most gins sourced from?
The United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
Where is true Cognac made?
True Cognac can only be made in the French region of Cognac.
What is the base ingredient used to make Cognac?
Cognac is distilled from still wine made from Ugni Blanc, Colombard or Folle Blanche grapes.
What are the two subregions that traditionally produce the best Cognac?
Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne are the two best subregions of Cognac.
Name some agricultural products used to make vodka
Grain (wheat, rye, barley), potatoes, grapes
Name 5 premium or ultra premium vodkas
Belvedere, Ciroc, Hangar One, Grey Goose, Ketel One, Chopin, Level, Stoli Elite, Jewel of Russia
Name 2 potato vodkas
Chopin, Glacier, Blue Ice
Name a grape vodka
Name 2 wheat vodkas
Ketel One, Stoli, Absolut, Skyy, Effen, Pearl, Three Olives
Name 2 rye vodkas
Belvedere, the majority of high quality Polish vodka, Jewel of Russia (wheat and rye)
Name 2 multiple grain vodkas
Czarina, Everclear, Fris, Tanqueray Sterling, Roberto Cavalli,
What are the two main ingredients used to make rum?
Sugar cane juice or molasses
What is cachaca?
It is a spirit distilled from fresh sugar cane juice in Brazil. More vegetal than regular rum.
Where was Bacardi originally produced?
From what side of the guest do you serve food?
Left with left hand.
From what side of the guest do you serve beverages?
Right with the right hand.
From what side do you clear dirty plates?
From the right side with the right hand.
Which is to the right - salt or pepper?
Salt ("white to the right")
On which side of the guest is their B&B plate and napkin at TOW?
On the left - next to the forks.
How do you transport food, beverages and dirty dishes in the restaurant?
On a tray - always.
Where can the fuel cells for the candles be stored?
Individually - behind the trash can in each side station. In cases - normally in back of pantry or behind service bar 107.
What are the different types of silverware that we use?
Salad fork, dinner fork, dinner knife, steak knife, bouillon/soup spoon, coffee spoon, dessert/serving spoon, ice tea/dessert spoon, seafood fork
When crumbing a table what tools do you need?
A crumber and something to brush the crumbs onto such as a small plate or napkin.
What tools should a server have every day during service?
All appropriate work cards, pens, pad, crumber, wine key, flashlight, servillette, lighter
What is a capon?
A capon is a rooser that is castrated when quite young, fed a fattening diet and brought to market young.
What is escargot?
It is the French word for snail.
What is quail?
A small game bird belonging to the partridge family.
What is caviar?
Lightly salted fish roe (eggs) sourced from different fish and at different price points and flavors.
What is foie gras?
Usually goose liver.
What is bearnaise sauce?
A classic French sauce made with a reduction of vinegar, wine, tarragon and shallots and finished with egg yolks and butter.
What is hollandaise sauce?
It is a French sauce made with butter, egg yolks and lemon juice.
What is a mother sauce?
A classification created in the 19th century by Antonin Careme for the four main sauces from which all other sauces are derived.
What are the four mother sauces?
1. Espagnole (brown stock based) 2. Veloute (white stock based) 3. Bechamel (milk based) 4. Allemande (egg enriched veloute) 5. Emulsified sauces are often included here also(hollandaise and mayonnaise).
What are truffles?
Either a fungus which grows underground at the base of oak trees or a rich confection made with chocolate.
What is venison?
The most common large game meat. Although usually from deer also broadly includes elk, moose, caribou and antelope.
What is turbot?
A European waters flatfish with firm, lean white flesh and mild flavor. Similar to Dover sole but less expensive. Flounder sourced in the Pacific is sometimes referred to a turbot.
What is kaffir?
Kaffir is a kind of lime grown in SE Asia and Hawaii whose leaves are used in Thai cuisine. Hangar One Kaffir Vodka uses domestically grown kaffir.
What is a Margarita?
A popular drink commonly made with tequila, lime juice, sweet'n'sour and triple sec or Cointreau. Garnished with a lime wheel. Generally the glass is rimmed with salt.
If you are placing Champagne glasses on a table where do they go?
In between the water and wine glass. All three glasses should be in a straight line extending upwards from the dinner knife at a 45 degree angle.
What is prix fixe?
A French term meaning fixed price referring to a complete meal served for a set price. Otherwise referred to as a tasting menu.
What is sea bass?
A term used to describe any of various salt water fish - most of which aren't even in the bass family. It is lean to moderately fat.
What is Muscovy duck?
One of two types of duck available for food today. Duck will either be of the Muscovy or of the Mallard family.
What is the proper term for a napkin?
Serviette - widely used French term pronounced serv-ee-yet. In Spanish it is servilleta.
Where is voss water from?
What is broccolini?
The trademarked name for a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale. Long slender stalks with tiny florets. A bit more bitter than broccoli.
What are cipollini?
Bittersweet bulbs of the hyacinth - but look like small onions.
What is gluten?
A protein from wheat or other cereals that are made into flour. Most flours contain gluten. Many people are allergic to gluten and it is very important that managers and hot line facilitators are aware of any allergies.
What is mascarpone?
A buttery rich double to triple cream cow's milk cheese originated in Lombardy, Italy.
How do you ring in a Tanqueray and tonic?
In bar section of Infogenesis, touch liquor, touch gin, touch Tanqueray, touch Bar Prep, touch tonic.
How do you ring in a Long Island iced tea?
In bar section of Infogenesis, touch cocktail drinks, touch Long Island Iced Tea.
Do we have the capability of ringing in short or regular pours now in Infogenesis?
No. A standard pour is now a long pour equivalent.
What is a patterned absence?
That is when there are 3 patterned absences within 3 months. This can include, but is not limited to, same day of week, day before your weekend, day before or after payday.
How do you call off?
You must speak to a manager of the TOW. If none are on property you must speak to another manager. Leaving a message is not adequate.
How many points do you get for a patterned absence?
2 points.
How many points do you get when you are late to station or late from break?
1/2 point.
If you punch in at the exact time you are supposed to be on station are you on time?
No. You are considered late to station. You must be in your station and ready to go at your assigned start time.
What is Kurobuta?
It is Japanese pork from pure-bred Berkshire pigs. Unlike commercial, or “white” pork, Kurobuta pork is visibly different in two important ways: The color of Kurobuta pork is darker and richer and the meat is well-marbled, a unique characteristic.
What are beluga lentils?
Tiny round legumes that glisten when they are cooked so they resemble caviar.
What is vol au vent?
A Vol-au-vent (French for "windblown" to describe its lightness) is a small hollow case of puff pastry. A round opening is cut in the top and the pastry cut out for the opening is replaced as a lid after the case is filled.
What is bisque?
Bisque is a thick, creamy, highly-seasoned soup of French origin, classically of puréed crustaceans. It can be made from lobster, crab, shrimp or crayfish.
Does lobster bisque have flower in it?
The traditional recipe does use flour.
What are the five main grapes for red Bordeaux wine?
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec
What are the two main grapes for white Bordeaux wine?
Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon
What are the two main grapes used to make red Chateauneuf du Pape?
Grenache and syrah.
What is the most grown grape for Italian red wine?
What are the flavor and aromatic characteristics of Sauvignon Blanc?
Grassy, herbaceous, grapefruit, fresh cut grass or hay, citrus, dry, acidic.
What is the most famous wine producing region in California?
Napa Valley. Although very well known it only produces about 5% of all Californian wine.
Where is Napa Valley?
Northern California. Just to the north of San Pablo Bay and San Francisco.
Describe the flavor characteristics of Moscato d'Asti.
Sweet, light body, slightly fizzy, grapey, peach, floral.
Describe the flavor characteristics of Martini and Rossi Asti.
Sweet, light body, very fizzy, grapey, peach, floral.
Describe the flavor characteristics of Brachetto d'Acqui.
Sweet, red in color, slightly fizzy, raspberry, floral.
What is kobe?
Kobe beef refers to beef from a breed of Wagyu cattle, raised according to strict tradition in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Kobe beef is renowned for its flavour, tenderness, and fatty well-marbled texture.
What is carpaccio?
Carpaccio is a dish of raw beef, veal or tuna traditionally thinly sliced or pounded thin served as an appetizer.
Where is Barolo from and what are its characteristics?
Barolo is from the Piedmont area in Northern Italy. Barolos appear brick or ruby red, transluscent but their flavor is very intense. Often described as a combination of tar and roses. Very tannic.
What does Spatlese mean?
The German word for late harvest. It is the quality level above Kabinett. The grapes are picked later than Kabinett wines so they are more ripe. Often the flavor is richer without being any sweeter.
What does Auslese mean?
The German word for out of the harvest. It is a quality level just above Spatlese. Bunches are chosen to be picked separately because they are riper than those around them.
What is Kabinett?
A German word for cabinet. It is the lowest quality wine level in Germany. Its grapes are ripe and all picked together.
What is the main grape used in red Spanish wine?
Tempranillo - it is called many different things such as Tinto, Tinto de Toro and Ull de Llebre - but it's still Tempranillo.
Sancerre is a French wine region in the Loire. What is the most common grape?
White Sancerre is by far the most common and it is made with Sauvignon Blanc. Red Sancerre from Pinot Noir is made in much smaller quantities.