Thursday, July 17, 2008

Upcoming Whisky Dinner

Awhile back I was writing about a whisky dinner I was asked to pair Johnnie Walker whiskies with. Sounded like a great challenge for me and so, in a couple weeks I am cooking for 12 winners of the auction from Seattle Works. Here is a peek at the menu.

Friday August 8th
Johnnie Walker Whisky Pairing Dinner
For Seattle Works Auction Winners

Cocktail and Appetizer Starter
Johnnie Walker Red Label Cocktail
Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Prosciutto
Roasted Pears in Vanilla with Hazelnuts on Phyllo

Smoked Salmon 2 Ways
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Seared Fillet of Salmon Garnished with Smoked Salt
Smoked Salmon over Baby Greens

Sky and Turf
Johnnie Walker Green Label
Seared Duck Breast with Mushroom Risotto
Pistachio Crusted Lamb with tender carrots and celeriac puree

Johnnie Walker Gold Label
Molten Chocolate Cake
Caramel Bite

Cheese Course
Johnnie Walker Blue
2 soft cheeses, a blue and a goat cheese
2 harder cheeses, Mimolette and Manchego
with water crackers, bread, honey and mostarda

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