This July 19th, The Riddler joins forces with the experts at the Irish Whiskey Museum to host a unique dining experience and it sounds FAB. Head chef Artur Garwin at The Riddler and Dara Daly of the Irish Whiskey Museum will take guests on a unique dining and drinking experience to spark the imagination, with a drool-worthy menu expertly paired with specifically chosen Irish whiskeys.
Designed for both whiskey rookies and enthusiasts, the Irish whiskey dinner at The Riddler begins with an amuse bouche and an Irishman Single Malt to get the taste buds tingling — an impressive whiskey and one of only a handful of Irish triple-distilled single malts on the market, aged in oak bourbon and oloroso sherry casks.
The first course, a fresh crab salad, will be served with the delicate, sweet and fruity Kilbeggan Single Grain to complement the finest of Irish crustaceans. This whiskey is a blend of meticulously sourced corn and malted barley, aged in ex-bourbon barrels.
The main course offers diners a choice between a pan-fried fillet of Irish hake paired with Greenspot Chateau Montelena, and a slow-cooked, succulent beef rump with West Cork Glengarriff peat charred cask.
Greenspot Chateau Montelena is initially matured in traditional sherry and bourbon casks and finished for 12 months in French oak zinfandel casks, giving the blend a unique, tannic twist. The West Cork Glengarriff peat charred cask is an exciting experimental whiskey from West Cork Distillers matured in an ex-sherry butt and finished in charred virgin white oak casks, with the heavy charring fuelled by bog oak from Glengarriff itself.
For a sweet finish, The Riddler chefs have created a sensational chocolate dessert designed to be paired with the award-winning Tyrconnell 10-year old Madeira Finish Irish Single Malt, a whiskey with a rich yet silky smooth mouthfeel and delicious flavours of crème caramel, malt, barley sugar, chocolate, toffee and pineapple. An Irish whiskey of remarkably high quality and the ultimate treat, this is the ideal way to bring the night to a close on a high note.
An opportunity to spend an evening sampling a selection of great food and some of the best Irish whiskeys on the market, the Irish whiskey dinner at The Riddler in conjunction with the Irish Whiskey Museum takes place on 19th July at 6:30pm. Pre-booking is essential; tickets are €55 per person.
For more information, visit www.theriddler.ie.