Monday, September 22, 2008

Bourbon and Bacon Dinner - October 1st

The Standard Restaurant in Downtown Nashville is truly excited to bring two of the Southeast’s finest and most recognized artesian specialty food andbeverage producers to town for a great culinary treat. Julian Van Winkle of the award winning Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon line of Louisville, Kentucky willbe at The Standard on October 1st to host a dinner prepared by Chef Joe Shawfeaturing his bourbon’s and the bacon and ham products of Allen Benton of Madison, TN.

There will be a meet and greet hosted by Julian Van Winkle in The Standard Ballroom from 6:30- 7:30. A choice of bourbon toddies will be made available to guests including: Mint Julips, Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Whiskey Sour, Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon poured Neat and On the Rocks. Chef Joe Shaw will provide a variety of Southern hors d’ oeuvres featuring Allen Benton’s Tennessee country bacon to include: Benton’s country ham and local melons,open faced BLT’s and bacon wrapped bacon.Following the meet and greet in the Ballroom a four course dinner preparedby Chef Joe Shaw will be served in the front of the house.

The menu follows.

First Course
Alan Benton’s braised slab bacon on creamy country grits with house pickled okra served with Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year Bourbon

Second Course
Foie Gras wrapped with Benton’s country bacon, bourbon pudding, fig puree, and arugula served with Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year Bourbon

Third Course
Bacon larded buffalo eye of rib with sweet potato Swiss chard and bourbon and berry jam served with Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Bourbon

Fourth Course
Ginger snap with Pappy Van Winkle bourbon and Allen Benton’s bacon ice creams and Benton’s bacon and pecan brittle

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