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Old Rip Van Winkle Dinner with Pappy Van Winkle at Blue Hound Kitchen

  • Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails 2 East Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ, 85004 United States

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix is among the few restaurants in the state to carry an extensive collection of the Pappy Van Winkle label featuring Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year and Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year.  

On April 12, Blue Hound will be hosting an exclusive Pappy Van Winkle whiskey dinner featuring a four-course, prix-fixe menu by Executive Chef Sean Currid and whiskey stories from John Christie.  Only 16 seats are available for this exclusive dinner which begins at 6:30.  Cost: $120 per person.  Please make your reservations by calling 602-258-0231

Amuse Bouche

First Course: Ricotta Ravioli with spring pea, egg and veal jus
Pairing: Buffalo Trace

Second Course: Pork Belly with chickpea panisse, smoked date and chervil
Pairing: Rip Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year

Third Course: Short Rib with burnt citrus, expresso and black pepper grits
Pairing: Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year

Fourth Course: Caramel Chocolate Bar with milk chocolate crumble
Pairing: Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 year

Digestive