Thursday, August 23, 2012

Big Bourbon & Beer Dinner Set For Boka This Fall

Boka chefs John Kirchner (from left), Sarah Jordan, Carl Shelton and Giuseppe Tentori. (Photo: Boka)

I don't even want to think about fall right now, but this upcoming Boka event makes me want to fast forward to October ASAP.

That's because on Oct. 3 chef Giuseppe Tentori and head mixologist Benjamin Schiller team up with Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery and Three Floyds Brewing for a dinner that will sell out as soon as tickets go on sale at noon August 28.

During a special six-course menu, only 90 guests will have the privilege of meeting the people behind the legendary Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon: Julian III, grandson to the legendary "Pappy" Van Winkle, and his son Preston. Even better is that they're bringing with them some artisan whiskeys for guests to sample, such as the coveted Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve, 20 Year.

Here's what to expect that evening:

Chef's assortment of canap├ęs paired with:
Three Floyds, Jinx Proof, Pilsner

Grilled sturgeon with fennel and citrus salad, caviar paired with:
Old Money cocktail featuring Van Winkle Special Reserve, 12 Year

Bouillabaisse with lobster, scallops, potatoes, saffron aioli paired with:
Three Floyds, Munster Fest, Oktoberfest Bier

Capon with BBQ rub, fall squash, maitake mushrooms, chestnuts paired with:

Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye, 13 Year

Three Floyds, Alpha King, American Pale Ale

Lamb with celery Root, whole wheat gnudi, truffle paired with:

Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve, 20 Year

Three Floyds, Moloko, Milk Stout

Aerated chocolate with cherry buerre rouge, pickled cherries, flourless chocolate cake paired with:

Three Floyds, Dark Lord, Russian Imperial Stout

The event is $160 per person and to get a reservation, call the restaurant. The event begins at 6:30pm on Oct. 3.

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