M’Tucci’s Moderno will be holding a private Whiskey Cocktail Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
The restaurant will serve a five-course meal — as well as an amuse — with a different whiskey cocktail pairing for each course.
Chefs Cory Gray, Shawn Cronin and Jorge Monterossa worked together with general manger Robin Dibble to create a unique menu and perfect whiskey pairings for each course.
“It’s no secret that we are all whiskey enthusiasts, so this is a dinner we have been wanting to do for a while,” Cronin said. “Cocktail dinners are always fun because it takes a lot more collaboration within our team to create a drink and fine tune it and the food to work together.”
The menu is:
- Amuse: Amaro glazed bacon, onion jam, sourdough flatbread paired with Treefort (Buffalo Trace Bourbon)
- First course: Double cream brie croquette, fresh orange, blackberry jam, mint paired with Bourbon and Berries (Four Roses Bourbon)
- Second course: House smoke ocean trout, pickled apple, apple mustard, caperberry, micro arugula paired with Whiskey Sour (Minor Case Rye)
- Third course: Pulpo risotto, pomegranate, pickled fennel, pomegranate blood orange reduction paired with Blood and Sand (Monkey Shoulder Scotch)
- Fourth course: Seared lamb strip, grilled broccolini, parsnip puree, blackberry beurre blanc paired with Italian in New York (Knob Creek Rye)
- Dessert: Chocolate hazelnut semifreddo sandwich, amarena cherry, hazelnut brittle paired with Irish Coffee (Grace O’Malley Irish whiskey and Shanky’s whip)
“This is the first time we’re technically doing an amuse at the beginning of the dinner, a bonus course if you will, which is meant to get the appetite excited and give your tastebuds a head’s up,” Dibble said. “The first cocktail, the Tree Fort, is not meant to punch you in the face. Honestly, none of these drinks are meant to do this, but some are much more robust than others. The Tree Fort isn’t glamorous, but it’s familiar and is meant to be refreshing and easy to drink. Think of a unique twist on a whiskey and coke.”
The cost to attend the dinner is $75 per person with a $40 deposit required. Click here to reserve a table.