Weekly free “Monks & Friends” tasting series kicks off this Thursday

Monks on the Commons, the bar and restaurant in the lobby of the Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons, prides itself on serving lots of local food and drink, and this week they’re kicking off a weekly series of tastings that will showcase some of their vendors.

Extra virgin olive oil and spice blends specially packaged for Monks by F. Olivers.

The weekly “Monks & Friends” events will start this Thursday evening, February 8th, with a free tasting of products from F. Olivers, which from day one has provided custom olive oil and spice blends for Monks.

Monks restaurant supervisor Joshua Fogerty tells us each week’s complimentary tasting will be matched with suitable food or drink specials in the restaurant and bar.

Following F. Olivers this week will be a tasting featuring Entomos Apiaries, a local beekeeper who produces raw honey and other bee-related products, on February 15th, and South Hill Cider on February 22nd.

The weekly tastings are from 6:30-8pm on Thursday evenings at Monks on the Commons, in the Ithaca Marriott at 120 South Aurora Street, at the east end of the Ithaca Commons.

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