Blondie and I found ourselves with a serious case of Cabin Fever thanks to the two plus feet of snow Juno dropped on New England this week. So we turned to an old standby to get us out of the house – Paint Nite.
For those not familiar, Paint Nite offers guided paint classes at local bars and restaurants. They make even the least confident painters feel like a competent artist.
Last night, Paint Nite offered a special event at their headquarters in Somerville – part Paint Nite, part wine tasting…with donuts.
The first half of the night we painted a pair of wine glasses. The class was taught how to make a Picasso-like wine glass in the spirit of Starry Night. For our second glasses, Blondie and I went rogue. We clearly have summer on the mind as I painted mine with some anchors and Blondie went with a seahorse theme. I can’t say the glasses were my best work but I was sipping on Sam Adam’s Cold Snap, hanging out with Blondie, and chatting with some friendly fellow Paint Niters.
Paint Nite had promised some donuts and wine after the painting portion of the night. I assumed that meant we would get half of a donut and a few sips of wine as a Friday night treat. I was pleasantly surprised to find out I had greatly underestimated the amount of donuts and wine we would be given.
Turns out Paint Nite teamed with Union Square Donuts and a local wine store to provide us with an honest to goodness donut and wine pairing. We were given a quarter of four different donuts matched with a small glass of wine – two whites and two reds.
I am far from a sommelier but I do know my donuts. And these donuts were awesome. One even came with bacon!
Nor sure if Paint Nite will run another donut pairing anytime soon, but if they do, you should check it out. That is, of course, unless you don’t like donuts.
But who are we kidding.
You love donuts.