Jefferson’s Whiskey Dinner at Maxie’s

Team Maxie’s is working on our next culinary collaboration: a whiskey-paired dinner featuring selections from Jefferson’s Bourbon. Jefferson’s is known for quality and for innovative and experimental blending and aging techniques. These quality and specialty bourbons — often aged in unique casks — will be an exciting match for a Southern-style supper. Four plated courses and a reception with hors d’oeuvres will be coupled either with craft cocktails featuring Jefferson’s mixed by Maxie’s bar team, or served on the rocks or neat.

For this dinner, our plan is to go “WHOLE HOG” — cooking an entire heritage breed hog and incorporating some of the pork in each course.

The dinner will also feature special pricing on additional pours of Maxie’s collection of Jefferson’s Reserve Selections. Sample 1oz pours available will include Jefferson’s Presidential Select 16-Year, Jefferson’s Grand Selection Chateau Pichon Baron Cask Finish, and Jefferson’s Reserve Pritchard Hill Cabernet Finish. Badger Liquor’s spirits ambassador will help guide us through the dinner and share insights about this unique whiskey producer.

Jefferson’s Whiskey Dinner at Maxie’s, Monday, October 22; 6 p.m.; $75 plus tax and gratuity ($90 total) includes 5 courses, cocktail reception, beverage pairings, tax and gratuity.

Working draft menu, subject to change…

1st • Arrival

Pimento Gougères • Porchetta di Testa • Crawfish Fritters • Wood-Grilled Liver Skewer • Pork Fat-Fried Cauliflower

2nd

Cajun Kani Salad

crispy cracklings, lump blue crab, shredded butternut squash, spaghetti squash, pickled zucchini, caviar

3rd

Outer Banks Bouillabaisse

housemade pork sausage, scallops, shrimp, shucked oyster, fried catfish, tomato-saffron pork reduction

4th

Family-Style Red Wattle

crispy chunks of cured pork belly, pan-roasted crusted pork loin, smoke-roasted pork shoulder, roasted root veggies, pickled veggie slaw

5th

Blackberry Brown Butter Tart

sweet corn ice cream, blackberry-black pepper reduction, candied pork jowl

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