Dive bar ice cream (Image via Miller High Life)

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, in scenic Tivoli, N.Y., just over two hours from New York City, has announced the details of its annual Fall Festival. Among the festivities is a dinner on Sept. 16 by Argentine celebrity chef and author, Francis Mallmann. The dinner, which will be served buffet-style, will reflect the season with dishes such as rescoldo —  “ash cooked” butternut squash, sweet potato and onions — and curanto: beets, carrots, and fennel cooked in a pit. Naturally, there will be beef in the form of a hung bone-in ribeye and empanadas mendocinas, featuring hand-cut prime fillet. The entire menu of close to two dozen items can be found here, along with a schedule of food-related events preceding the dinner.

The cost of the dinner plus a VIP ticket to one Festival show is $1,000. Dinner plus a VIP ticket to all Fall Festival weekends is $1,500. Tickets can be purchased here. Dinner is limited to 100 guests.

For further information about the dinner or weekend schedule of events, contact boxoffice@kaatsbaan.org.

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, 120 Broadway, Tivoli, N.Y.

Dive Bar Flavored Ice Cream

Moving from the sublime to the ridiculous, we revisit the age-old question “What does dive bar ice cream taste like?” One possible answer has emerged via a joint effort of liquor-infused New York ice cream brand Tipsy Scoop and Miller High Life beer, which of late has been running one of the most aggressive PR campaigns since the invention of white bread. Miller explains half of the mash-up by acknowledging that the ice cream bar turns 100 this year. But where does the dive bar theme fit in? In Miller’s words, by “taking all the best parts of the dive bar IRL and bringing them to your taste buds.” And what do those parts include? Among other things ice cream that packs up to 5% alcohol by volume, a hint of tobacco smoke flavor “reminiscent of that unforgettable dive bar scent,” and “gooey caramel swirl to incorporate the distinct sticky dive bar floor feeling.”

Pre-orders are being taken at $36 per 6-pack.

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