The Ivy Room http://ivyroom.com Ivy Room | Albany's Neighborhood Bar Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:13:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 La Tourangelle Shakes Up The San Francisco Bay Area With Artisan Oil Cocktail Competition http://ivyroom.com/la-tourangelle-shakes-up-the-san-francisco-bay-area-with-artisan-oil-cocktail-competition/ http://ivyroom.com/la-tourangelle-shakes-up-the-san-francisco-bay-area-with-artisan-oil-cocktail-competition/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:06:59 +0000 http://ivyroom.com/?p=2804 Bay Area bartenders test their mixology skills for a chance to win up to $500

WHAT:               

On the forefront of the emerging specialty oil cocktail trend, San Francisco Bay Area-based La Tourangelle Artisan Oils is partnering with The Ivy Room to host a first-of-its-kind mixology competition, featuring the top talents in the Bay Area. Testing the abilities of top name bartenders to create delicious, innovative and original cocktails, more than a dozen participants will compete using La Tourangelle’s expansive portfolio of award-winning, specialty oils, including Roasted Walnut, Pistachio, Hazelnut, Avocado, Pumpkin Seed, Pecan, Extra Virgin Olive and Toasted Sesame Oil.

Each recipe will be judged on the basis of flavor, technique, presentation, creativity and aroma by a panel of industry judges and mixology enthusiasts.

WHEN:

Tuesday, July 29th from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

WHERE:

The Ivy Room

860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA 94706

Prizes:             

1st Place: $500 cash prize + Bar Kit + Full line of La Tourangelle Artisan Oils

2nd Place: $250 cash prize + Bar Kit + Full line of La Tourangelle Artisan Oils

3rd Place:$100 cash prize + Bar Kit + Full line of La Tourangelle Artisan Oils

ABOUT LA TOURANGELLE:

La Tourangelle operates a California artisan oil mill that handcrafts specialty oils following the 150-year-old traditional methods of its French sister oil mill in the Loire Valley of France, successfully recreating the techniques in Woodland, California. The oil mill produces Kosher, certified organic and non-GMO oils.

La Tourangelle distributes an exclusive line of premium quality oils in many countries around the world, featuring delicious flavors, great health benefits, beautiful packaging and reasonable pricing. The collection includes a diverse assortment of oils such as its award-winning Roasted Walnut Oil, Roasted Pistachio Oil, Avocado Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Unrefined Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and a new line of cooking spray oils amongst others. La Tourangelle’s oils are used by noted chefs across the country, and are available to consumers at Whole Foods Markets, Kroger, Safeway, Publix, Target and many other natural and specialty grocery stores.

For more information, please visit www.latourangelle.com.

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Inside Scoop SF: “Eye-Openers: The Ivy Room returns to Albany” http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2012/12/18/eye-openers-the-ivy-room-returns-to-albany/ http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2012/12/18/eye-openers-the-ivy-room-returns-to-albany/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:10:18 +0000 http://ivyroom.com/?p=1612 Albany’s Ivy Room is back: “The bar never technically went away. But a few years ago, its old incarnation was replaced with a dance club. Now, new owners Tanya and Ronaldo Colli are returning the beloved Ivy to its roots, as a neighborhood bar with live music.”

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Ivy Room wins Best of the East Bay Award from EB Express! http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/best-way-to-drink-your-dessert/BestOf?oid=3653858 http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/best-way-to-drink-your-dessert/BestOf?oid=3653858#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:56:25 +0000 http://ivyroom.com/?p=1605 Huge thanks to our loyal customers, staff, friends and family!

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Ivy Room’s Ronaldo Colli Featured in NBC Latino http://nbclatino.com/2013/06/07/weekend-cocktail-herb-infused-mezcal/ http://nbclatino.com/2013/06/07/weekend-cocktail-herb-infused-mezcal/#comments Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:08:30 +0000 http://ivyroom.com/?p=1542 nbc_latino_ronaldo

Weekend Cocktail: Herb-infused mezcal

Mezcal – better known as the smokier, more complex older brother of tequila – is more often than not, a spirit that typically takes the backseat in most cocktail recipes. But to best enjoy the flavors of small-batch mezcal, keep it simple, having fun with different flavor combinations which allow the spirit to shine.

“Sipping mezcal is an experienced that people should take seriously,” says Ronaldo Colli, a mixologist who serves the spirit in a number of different ways at his bar, the Ivy Room located near San Francisco in California. “But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it – and in the case of some of my favorite cocktails, it’s playing up the earthiness and peppery notes of the mezcal with herbs like thyme.”

Read the Full Article Here

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Calling All Foodies! http://ivyroom.com/calling-all-foodies/ http://ivyroom.com/calling-all-foodies/#comments Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:21:30 +0000 http://ivyroom.com/?p=1433 Screen Shot 2013-04-03 at 3.18.47 PM

Calling all foodies! The Culinary Addicts Meetup Group has partnered with Ivy Room, and to quote Martha Stewart, “It’s a good thing.” You’ll learn how to pair a delicious small plate with fabulous cocktails. Classes are scheduled through Culinary Addicts.

For more info check out the Culinary Addicts Meetup page at http://www.meetup.com/Culinary-Addicts/events/105304122/

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Albany Chamber of Commerce Mixer http://ivyroom.com/albany-chamber-of-commerce-mixer/ http://ivyroom.com/albany-chamber-of-commerce-mixer/#comments Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:23:21 +0000 http://ivyroom.com/?p=975

Kick off 2013 with a business networking event at Ivy Room! Hosts Ronaldo and Tanya Colli welcome you to taste handcrafted cocktails and fine spirits.

Live music tonight! Enjoy the Peruvian sounds of Con Sabor a Norte.

Band starts at 6:30 pm.

Cost:
Chamber members – $5
Nonmembers – $10

The entrance fee includes one free serving of beer, wine, or soft drink, and food will be provided.

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“The Ivy Room Reborn” – East Bay Express http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/the-ivy-room-reborn-again/Content?oid=3426624 http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/the-ivy-room-reborn-again/Content?oid=3426624#comments Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:02:57 +0000 http://ivyroom.com/?p=879 Ivy Room

The Ivy Room is the newest bar in Albany. The Ivy Room is also the oldest bar in Albany, or at least one of ‘em: New owner Tanya Colli can’t actually pinpoint the exact date the building first became a bar — when you go that far back, records grow sparse and unreliable — but she estimates it was sometime in the early Forties…

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Ivy Room Featured in the Oakland Tribune http://www.insidebayarea.com/albany/ci_22185119/albanys-ivy-room-returns-its-roots http://www.insidebayarea.com/albany/ci_22185119/albanys-ivy-room-returns-its-roots#comments Sat, 15 Dec 2012 16:45:14 +0000 http://ivyroom.com/?p=827 ALBANY — An old friend has come back to town, sporting a face-lift. The Ivy Room has reopened, celebrating with a party on Dec. 8.

The bar never technically went away. But a few years ago, its old incarnation was replaced with a dance club. Now, new owners Tanya and Ronaldo Colli are returning the beloved Ivy to its roots, as a neighborhood bar with live music.

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Jinx Jones & The King Tones will be playing for New Year’s Eve! http://ivyroom.com/jinx-jones-the-king-tones-will-be-playing-for-new-years-eve/ http://ivyroom.com/jinx-jones-the-king-tones-will-be-playing-for-new-years-eve/#comments Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:40:14 +0000 http://ivyroom.com/?p=825 Hey Kittens, Jinx Jones & The King Tones will be playing for New Year’s Eve! Make a plan to be here! More details soon.

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Ivy Room mentioned in the Albany Patch http://albany.patch.com/articles/sprouts-shutters-ivy-room-re-opens-and-more http://albany.patch.com/articles/sprouts-shutters-ivy-room-re-opens-and-more#comments Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:12:07 +0000 http://ivyroom.com/?p=815 Albany’s Ivy Room reopened Nov. 26 under new ownership. The San Pablo Avenue bar has been completely remodeled, using reclaimed materials and vintage fixtures to give it an “industrial artisan” feel…

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