If you like whiskey and are known to eat food now and then, the Heaven Hill whiskey dinner next Wednesday night (October 26th) at Upper West might be just the thing you are looking for. The $55 five course dinner is paired with a different American whiskey for each course.
The dinner is limited to 40 people and will be hosted by Andie Brokaw from Heaven Hill who has collaborated with Nick Shipp, the Executive Chef of Upper West. The pairing I am most excited about is the Chicken & Waffle made with jidori chicken and coffee spiced waffle that is paired with Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon Whiskey. I may not usually be a dessert fan, but finishing up the meal with a fennel apple cobbler paired with Rittenhouse Rye might just make me a convert.
Heaven Hill is the largest independent whiskey producer in the United States and has a portfolio of brands that are none too shabby. Brokaw will speak about the history of the whiskey brands served with the meal, how and where they are produced, and what the rules are that govern whiskey, rye, bourbon etc in the US.
To make a reservation contact Upper West at (310) 586-1111.
Upper West: 3221 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica. Website:http://www.theupperwest.com/