Middendorf’s Slidell is now taking reservations for their latest Partake event: “Sugar & Spice, Whiskey & Ice” — a Whiskey Tasting Dinner, on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. Whether you’re Jack or Jill, whiskey is for everyone.
Jorge Lauriano with William Grant & Sons will showcase a fine selection of spirits. Jorge is a whole lot of fun, and he really knows his stuff when it comes to whiskey. After all, William Grant & Sons is a leader in the international spirits industry with distilling and bottling operations in Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, India, the USA and Mexico. Since 1887, they have been making a name for themselves with quality and innovation. Their core brands are Glenfiddich, Grant’s, The Balvenie, Hendrick’s, Sailor Jerry, Tullamore D.E.W, Drambuie and Monkey Shoulder.
Throughout the evening, Jorge will craft inspired cocktails to compliment a four course gourmet meal prepared by Horst Pfeifer. Horst is the current owner of Middendorf’s and former owner of Bella Luna, a fine dining restaurant in the French Quarter. He is also, and most importantly, a European master chef. This coveted title will really come in handy with the ambitious menu Horst has prepared for guests…
1st Course -- Bella Luna Seafood Chowder with Crawfish and Tasso / Bright Lights, Big Bourbon Old Fashioned
2nd Course -- Crabmeat Stuffed Shrimp with Quinoa and Jicama / Do the Rye Thing Jam Sour
3rd Course -- Petite Campfire Grilled Filet of Beef with Sweet Corn Pudding and Crisp Brussels Sprouts / Hudson Back Room Deal on the Rocks
4th Course -- Three Layer German Chocolate Cake with Hudson Maple Cask Whiskey Sauce / Hudson Short Stack
Bella Luna Focaccia Bread and Whipped Butter will be available throughout the meal.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. in the “Bella Luna” private dining room with welcome cocktails: Hendrick’s Cucumber Lemonade, Milagro Strawberry Margarita and Reyka Cold Snap Cosmopolitan. Feel free to walk around and mingle. Seating is at 7 p.m. and is banquet style. This is a social event celebrating a love of food and wine. Attire is business casual. The price for this Whiskey Tasting Dinner is 100.00 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity). Reservations are required.