February 21st, 2011
The New Jersey brewpub Basil T’s would like to give thanks to all who supported them and the Garden State Brewers Guild in their brewing collaboration with Tun Tavern. Their version of the beer, Cocoa Fuoco, was introduced on February 7. Basil T’s had a great turnout, with a good mix of Mug Clubbers, beer aficionados from around the state, guest brewers, and beer writers. Response was very positive; in fact, many people were surprised how drinkable a chocolate-chili pepper- cinnamon beer could be! By the way, it’s still on tap if you want to try some.
Also currently on tap is their traditional February seasonal, Iceboat Ale, a malty, well-hopped Scottish Ale. Don’t worry — this is the first of several batches master brewer Gretchen Schmidhausler will be brewing this winter. Alas, the Porter is gone . . . but, how would you feel about a reprise of Snow Wiesel IPA?
Tun Tavern calls it Cocoa Fuego, while the Italian Basil T’s calls it Cocoa Fuoco. In English, the new beer is Chocolate Fire. Cocoa Fuoco perfectly blends the taste of chili peppers, cinnamon and chocolate. The two versions were extremely similar but still contained slight variations of the recipe. The pubs use different numbers of barrels and different types of hops during the brewing process. Nevertheless, both Cocoa Fuego and Cocoa Fuoco can be considered the same beer by casual New Jersey beer fans. The packed crowd at Basil T’s gave their hearty approval to both unusual blends.
Tim Kelly of Tun Tavern says a candy bar that was made from chocolate, chili peppers and cinnamon inspired him to create Cocoa Fuego. He later pitched the idea to Gretchen Schmidhausler, head brewer of Basil T’s, at a brewer’s conference in Camden. After 6 months of toying with ingredients, they had successfully developed a perfect mix of Dutch chocolate, ancho, cinnamon, chipotle and guajillo peppers.
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November 12th, 2010
Basil T’s Brewery & Italian Grill, located in Red Bank, is the perfect location for your next holiday party. Serving all of Monmouth County, Basil T’s has been one of New Jersey’s premier Italian Restaurants for the last twenty-four years. With an extensive menu of all homemade dishes, beverages, and desserts, Basil T’s offers a festive atmosphere, delicious homemade food, and an unbeatable list of wines and beers.
Basil T’s has two perfect locations for your next holiday party. Their wine room can seat approximately ten people and is perfect for an office party or small family gathering. The wine room is home to Basil T’s extensive wine collection, which was awarded the 2009 “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence” by the Asbury Park Press Reader’s Choice Awards.
The banquet room located off the main dining area can seat approximately forty people and is the perfect place to host this years company or corporate holiday party. Both rooms are equipped with audio and visual capabilities so you can show a video, utilize PowerPoint, or give a presentation. Festive decorations and music can be found throughout the restaurant. Whatever your needs may be, Basil T’s can provide the perfect environment to enjoy your holiday party.
If your Monmouth County business is looking for the perfect holiday party venue, look no further than the Red Bank Basil T’s. In addition to offering an enjoyable space to celebrate, they also offer numerous options for price-fixed events and parties. Check out their banquet packages to see why you should have your next holiday party at Basil T’s. Book online by December 7th and you’ll receive a special limited-time discount. Call 732-842-5990 for more details or visit their website.
Even if you aren’t hosting a holiday party, Monmouth county residents will love the Red Bank Basil T’s. Their fresh homemade food is unbelievably delicious and their on-premise made beer selection won the 2009 Asbury Park Press Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Monmouth County Micro Brewery”.
Whether you are looking to eat or drink, or both, Basil T’s is the perfect place for you. Their beautiful bar has eight flat screen TVs and seats about 30 people creating an enjoyable and intimate atmosphere. From the bar you can see the brewery and the open kitchen layout is visible throughout most of the restaurant as well. With a high-top seating area, main dining room, and glassed in porch, there is not a bad seat in the house. If you’re hungry, thirsty, or need to host a holiday party check out Basil T’s, located at 183 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank NJ.
April 12th, 2010
Basil Ts in Red Bank is bringing back their notoriously popular Burger Night every Monday night beginning in April. Guests can enjoy a Black Angus beef burger, shoestring fries, a fresh mozzarella and house ripened tomato salad and their choice of a glass of Principato Vini de Casa or award winning pint of micro-brewed beer. The cost per person is only $15.00.
Basil’s first introduced Burger Night in November and the response was overwhelming. Basil’s comfortable and laid back atmosphere paired with a delicious and hearty cooked burger was just the thing to beat the Monday blues for plenty of Basil’s patrons. This time, Basil’s is enhancing the evening by adding their fresh tomato and mozzarella salad to the Burger Night menu. The salad is tossed fresh with juicy house ripened tomato, mozzarella, fresh basil, red onion and extra virgin olive oil.
According to owner Victor Rallo, customers greatly appreciated the value of Monday’s Burger Night and voiced their request to see its return via the restaurant’s Facebook and Twitter sites. “We embrace the ability we have to connect with our customers on a meaningful level through our social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter,” says Rallo. “Our customers voiced their opinions and we heard them loud and clear. Because of this, we are bringing back Burger Night to satisfy their request and appetite!”
Basil T’s embraces their online community by sharing their knowledge of food and wine online, cooking up video recipes requested by customers, posting travel videos with owner Victor Rallo on the best cuisine locations in Italy, and keeping fans updated on the latest specials and events.
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Basil’s is one of the most notable Brew Pubs in NJ and has won several awards for their premium selection of micro-brewed beer, all hand crafted on site by brew master Gretchen Schmidhausler. Basil’s also features a delicious menu of homemade Italian cuisine as well as a wide selection of sandwiches, burgers, salads soups and more.
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