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What food do you serve in your distillery tasting room?

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Hi there,

I'm looking to avoid the 1.5 oz per person per day limit here in CA by having a restaurant ("bonafide eating place") in my tasting room. From my understanding, the minimum has to be a kitchen with a sink, fridge, and something to heat food up. It also can't just be pretzels or something easy, it has to have some variety and be considered a meal. I want to keep the menu as simple as possible and buy as little equipment as possible.

Those of you already doing this, what easy-to-make foods are you serving out of your tasting room? Any menu advice or personal experiences you can share are appreciated! 

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We offer a cheese, dried meat, jams & bread slate $15, mini 3/4 oz. beef wellingtons trio $10, mini crab cakes trio $9, baked Brie w/ bourbon maple syrup and toasted pecans $9. Smoked nuts $4 these all are sized for a single serving except the cheese slate and have a 10 /12 min cook / assemble time from frozen in a countertop convection over (don't use a microwave) where applicable. Other lite bites in the works for summer. Pinterest is your friend. There is a ton out there.

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On 3/5/2017 at 4:20 AM, Sudzie said:

We offer a cheese, dried meat, jams & bread slate $15, mini 3/4 oz. beef wellingtons trio $10, mini crab cakes trio $9, baked Brie w/ bourbon maple syrup and toasted pecans $9. Smoked nuts $4 these all are sized for a single serving except the cheese slate and have a 10 /12 min cook / assemble time from frozen in a countertop convection over (don't use a microwave) where applicable. Other lite bites in the works for summer. Pinterest is your friend. There is a ton out there.

Thanks for the ideas. What tags were you searching on Pinterest?

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I've been considering somerhing similar however, that puts you in the sights of the health department at the city and county level and that may have considerable facility and zoning requirements/expense.   

I am looking at partners who are interested in a nano brewery to share tasting room space.  While there will be a limit on hard alcohol, breweries have much more leeway for creating a social space...

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