When the afternoon hits and I start to lose concentration, I feel like there are only two choices. Either take a nap or drink some caffeine. For me, taking a nap is never really an option—especially at work! So, I head to the DLM Coffee Bar in search of the perfect pick-me-up.
This summer, my go-to drink is our version of Vietnamese iced coffee called ‘The Big Easy.’ The DLM Coffee Bar cold brews coffee and chicory together which adds a distinctive floral, slightly wine-y flavor profile. Then it is sweetened up just like they do in Southeast Asia with a little bit of sweetened condensed milk, and poured over ice. It’s cold, refreshing, and tropically sweet. So not only do you get a lift from the caffeine, but the sugar helps to shake off the afternoon haze so you can get back on track and focused.
When the heat and the humidity starts to make you feel a little wilted, come by and try our Big Easy. It works for me every time!
Chef Carrie Walters, DLM Culinary Director
Author:Chef Carrie Walters
As the corporate chef and culinary director for Dorothy Lane Market, Chef Carrie is always cooking up something wonderful. Not only will you taste her menus brought to life at top-tier DLM events, like the Food & Wine Show and Spring Fling, but you’ll find her influence when you visit the DLM Culinary Center where she also helps shape the class programming. Don’t be surprised to see her listed as an instructor on the class schedule as well, as her passion for food is contagious and she’s always eager to share it with others. Carrie’s influence can be found in the recipe development of many of the DLM-made foods that you’ll find around the store. As a prolific traveler, she’s always soaking in food trends and styling tips from around the world, and is excited to bring them to life at DLM and share them in any number of multimedia ways, whether it be in Table, our monthly publication, or in instructional videos.
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