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922 South Morton Street
Bloomington, IN, 47403
United States


Cardinal Spirits is a craft distillery in Bloomington, Indiana that specializes in producing extraordinary spirits from local ingredients.  

Launch Party: Platters and Boards cookbook

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Launch Party: Platters and Boards cookbook

  • Cardinal Spirits 922 South Morton Street Bloomington, IN, 47403 United States (map)

Join photographer, blogger, recipe developer, cookbook author — and Bloomingtonian! — Shelly Westerhausen at the distillery as she launches her latest cookbook, Platters and Boards!

Platters and Boards is all about grazing, and it is filled with as many gorgeous photos as it is delicious recipes — everything was developed, styled and photographed by Shelly herself. Shelly is the creator of the blog Vegetarian 'Ventures and her first cookbook is Vegetarian Heartland.

Join Shelly at the distillery:

— FREE food samples, which include recipes and spreads from her cookbook

— COMPLIMENTARY cup of Cardinal Spirits punch included with the purchase of her cookbook

— WIN a book-and-bottle bundle: drop by in the first hour and receive a raffle ticket to win Shelly's books paired with bottles of our spirits

— MEET Shelly and co-author Wyatt Worcel, who will be selling and signing books

— SIP veggie-themed cocktails created by Cardinal Spirits bartenders


Shelly says: "Platters & Boards includes 40 spreads (which are themes and food grouping ideas for your event) and each spread has a recipe (examples include Quick-Rose Pickled Grapes, Triple Cheese Truffle Oil Fondue, Fall Harvest Focaccia, Whipped Feta with Black Sesame Seeds, etc) along with a drink pairing and meat suggestion. So really, when you think of it as the spread being a recipe (because there are food suggestions and instructions) along with some drink recipes supplied, this book is crammed with well over 100 recipes in addition to all sorts of pairing suggestions, presentation tips, and instructions on how to scale your spreads for any size group. Also, I see you out there introverts, this cookbook is certainly an entertaining book but there are also quite a few spreads that focus on feeding smaller groups and couples."

Earlier Event: March 24
D-Vine Fest
Later Event: April 2
New Spring Cocktail Menu