Morton Arboretum hosts 'Whiskey Dinner' Jan. 11-12

  • Get in your reservations for Morton Arboretum's "Whiskey Dinner" on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12.

    Get in your reservations for Morton Arboretum's "Whiskey Dinner" on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12. Courtesy of Morton Arboretum

 
Submitted by Morton Arboretum
Updated 1/4/2019 9:57 PM

Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, in Lisle, will host its "Whiskey Dinner" at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12, in the Ginkgo Restaurant.

Dine on a decadent meal perfectly paired with whiskey cocktails. During dinner, enjoy an engaging and educational talk from Jillian Farrell, a whiskey expert who has studied wine and spirits for more than a dozen years.

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Live music and a view of Meadow Lake make this dinner a festive way to kick off the year.

The event is for ages 21 older.

You can select from the "Omnivore Menu" or "Vegetarian Menu." All of the entrees, except dessert, are gluten and nut free.

Omnivore

• An amuse-bouche of Mascovey duck breast with winter lentils, butternut squash puree, blackberry whiskey sauce; paired with classic Manhattan featuring Wyoming whiskey

• A Bourbon-poached pear, fried brie cheese, quail egg, asparagus, baby kale salad with black truffle vinaigrette; paired with Macallan Triple Cask- Neat

• Appetizer of oven-roasted sweetbreads, morel mushrooms, polenta cake, lemon-thyme, Marsala glaze; paired with Glenrothes 12-year Single Malt- Neat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

• For the entree, porcini-rubbed filet of bison, oyster mushrooms, charred broccolini, smoked tomato, and beurre rouge; paired with Highland Park Valkyrie Single Malt- Neat

• For the dessert, Whiskey bread pudding, raisin, chocolate, walnuts, with a honey crème anglaise; paired with Macallan 12-year Sherry Oak- Neat.

Vegetarian

• An amuse-bouche of barley, winter lentils, butternut squash puree with a blackberry whiskey sauce; paired with a classic Manhattan featuring Wyoming Whiskey

• A Bourbon poached pear, fried brie cheese, quail egg, asparagus, baby kale salad, with black truffle vinaigrette; paired with Macallan Triple Cask- Neat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

• Appetizer of stuffed shallot with morel mushroom duxelles, polenta cake, lemon-thyme and Marsala glaze; paired with Glenrothes 12-year Single Malt- Neat (contains shellfish)

• For the entree, grilled potato, oyster mushrooms, charred broccolini, smoked tomato, and beurre Rouge; paired with Highland Park Valkyrie Single Malt- Neat

• For the dessert, Whiskey bread pudding, raisin, chocolate, walnuts, with honey crème anglaise; paired with Macallan 12 Year Sherry Oak- Neat

Cost is $100 or $90 for Morton Arboretum members. To RSVP, call (630) 725-2066, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, or stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.

In addition, celebrate Valentine's Day with someone special in the Ginkgo Restaurant at 6 p.m. Thursday or Friday, Feb. 14-15, in Ginkgo Restaurant. Dine on an elegant five course meal while looking out over the serene landscape of Meadow Lake in winter.

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