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Events

Whiskey Dinner

Enjoy a five course meal perfectly paired with whiskey tastings, live music, and a view of Meadow Lake.

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Warm up this winter with whiskey in the beautiful Ginkgo Restaurant overlooking Meadow Lake!  Enjoy a delicious five course dinner, perfectly paired with whiskeys from The Dalmore and Horse Soldier as well as live music from local classical guitarist, Jim Perona. Guests will be welcomed by Kris Bachtell, vice president of collections and facilities at The Morton Arboretum, and will learn more about whiskey from experts Natalie Converse and Claire Wittkowski, representatives from E&J Gallo. Guests will be seated at shared tables of 10.

Whiskey Dinner Menu

Appetizer

Rosemary-crusted lamb lollipop

Celery root puree, mint-infused demi-glace (gluten-free, nut-free, contains dairy)
Beverage pairing: Horse Soldier, small batch bourbon whiskey

Vegetarian Appetizer

Rosemary cauliflower lollipop

Celery root puree, mint-infused demi-glace (gluten-free, nut-free, contains dairy)
Beverage pairing: Horse Soldier, small batch bourbon whiskey

Soup

Cream of roasted parsnip

Frizzled leeks, whiskey crema (vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, contains dairy)
No beverage pairing

Salad

Shaved Brussel sprouts, red leaf lettuce, arugula, Maytag blue cheese, toasted pine nuts, warm maple bacon dressing (gluten-free,  contains nuts and dairy
Beverage pairing:  Horse Soldier, straight bourbon whiskey

Vegetarian Salad

Shaved Brussels sprouts, red leaf lettuce, arugula, Maytag blue cheese, toasted pine nuts, warm maple vinaigrette (gluten-free, contains nuts and dairy- can easily be omitted)
Beverage Pairing: Horse Soldier, straight bourbon whiskey

Main Entree

Land and Sea

Petit bison filet, Port Wood whisky jus
Diver sea scallop, blood orange citrus beurre blanc
Horseradish Yukon gold mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus (gluten-free, nut-free, contains dairy)
Beverage pairing: The Dalmore, Port Wood Reserve Whisky

Vegetarian Entree

Stuffed portobello mushroom

Seasonal roasted vegetables, Boursin cheese, grilled asparagus, whisky Pomodoro sauce (Not gluten-free or dairy-free; nut-free)
Beverage pairing: The Dalmore, Port Wood Reserve Whisky

Dessert

The Dalmore Whisky–soaked cake, toasted walnuts, drunken fig compote (vegetarian, contains gluten, dairy, and nuts)*
Beverage pairing: The Dalmore, 12-year single malt whisky

*Sliced fruit plate can be substituted for the main dessert option.

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