The kings of boutique cigar brands, Rocky Patel and Jonathan Drew have collaborated on the coffeeinfused Java series taking fans of both brands by storm.Java Maduro consists of fine Nicaraguan long fillers perfectly box-pressed in a Brazilian Mata FinaMaduro wrapper. Java Maduro is infused with essences of espresso chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Thismakes for a medium bodied, creamy and smooth smoke. The premium infused cigar packs a lot ofcoffee flavor without overpowering the spicy tobaccos.Start your morning off on the right foot and enjoy your Java Maduro with a cup of coffee, or a fanciercappuccino, or a latte.Lattes are made with steamed milk, foamed milk, and a very little bit of coffee. Lattes are very creamyand smooth with a little espresso flavor. Cappuccinos are similar except with a higher ratio of espresso to steamed milk. The rich robust aroma of the Italian espresso and the creaminess of a cappuccino pairsvery well with the Java Maduro. The medium bodied smoke with Nicaraguan tobaccos followed by theluscious Brazilian Maduro wrapper produces a creamy and sultry smoke with rich, dark notes ofespresso, chocolate and vanilla. After an Italian feast of pasta, either pairing will make a satisfying end toyour meal. Below is a recipe for baked ziti that was often served around the holidays.
Patty’s Baked ZitiIngredients:1 pound ziti pasta, cooked and drained2 cups basic tomato sauce2 cups béchamel sauce1 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes1/2 cup grated parmigiano reggiano1/2 cup fresh bread crumbsIn a large mixing bowl, combine tomato sauce, béchamel, mozzarella and grated cheese and stir to mixwell. Divide among 4 gratin dishes, sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake in oven until bubbling andcrusty on top, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.Buon appetito!