Asiatique, 1767 Bardstown Road, means to broaden whiskey drinkers’ horizons with a community-seating dinner Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.
“A lot of people look at out-of-state bourbon as not bourbon, and I’m trying to embrace it and bring it to the forefront where you can have a great conversation,” says manager Jason Burns. “We’re going through rye and bourbon and scotch, and we’ll tie it together at the end with a blend from Utah and a cigar on the patio.” Andy Nelson of Nelson’s Green Brier distillery in Nashville will be the guest speaker.
“I hope to show people that there are a lot of good whiskeys outside of Kentucky,” Burns says. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m very partial to Kentucky bourbon, but knowing what they’re doing (elsewhere) can be a lot of fun. People are missing out if they’re not broadening their horizons.”
The dinner, dubbed “All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon,” will start with “The Silver Manhattan,” featuring Catoctin Creek Rye Whiskey served with seared fennel dusted diver scallops. Bank Note Blended Scotch Whisky is next, accompanying grilled cocoa-dusted lamb chops. For dessert is house-made wildflower honey ice cream paired with Belle Meade Tennessee Bourbon, followed by the High West “Campfire” blend of rye, bourbon and Scotch, and a cigar selection.
The dinner costs $45.
More information: (502) 451-2749 or http://www.asiatiquerestaurant.com.
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