It may be cold outside, but Bastone Brewery is warming things up with its first-ever Scotch Pairing Dinner, 7 p.m., Wednesday January 28. The four course meal will feature some rare finds, along with food expertly prepared by Executive Chef Robert Young. A portion of each ticket will benefit the Community Housing Network.
Guests will gather upstairs in the loft area for a limited seating experience of four courses, each paired with a different tasting of rare scotch whisky by Tomatin Distillery. The evening’s menu builds on Bastone Brewery’s European roots, showcasing flavors that work well with the winter season. From a rich broth to a delicate fish, craveable pork belly to sweet fresh-baked cookies, Chef Robert crafts each dish as a perfect accompaniment to the scotch with which it has been paired.
First Course: Scotch broth featuring Tomatin Dualchas and made with root vegetables, braised steak, spent grain, in a rich beef broth
- Served with Tomatin 12 Year Old single malt scotch, a smooth and rich scotch with flavors of apple, pears and malt. It spends the last 6 to 9 months in Oloroso Sherry casks, giving s subtle nutty flavor.
Second Course: House smoked haddock topped with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce
- Served with Cu Bocan, a single malt scotch matured in virgin oak, bourbon and sherry casks, that gives way to the flavors of almonds, the spice of cloves, cinnamon and star anise as well as a delicate touch of café latte and chocolate.
Third Course: An 18-hour pork belly dish braised in cider and served with bubble and squeak and creamed rutabaga
- Served with Tomatin 14 Year Old Portwood, a single malt scotch whisky aged in bourbon barrels and finished in port pipes, giving it a smooth finish with the fruity and nutty notes of peaches, apricots, plums, walnuts and pecans.
Fourth Course: Oatmeal cookies
- Served with Tomatin 12 Year Old French Oak, a limited release scotch made in specially-designed European casks meant to give it a sweet, creamy flavor. Though light and creamy, the taste evokes marzipan candy, cheesecake and cloves.
Apertif: Tomatin 18 Year Old world class malt is non-chill filtered and begins with a sweet honey flavor that develops to an oaky edge with a bite of citrus and hint of dark chocolate.
Bastone Brewery’s Tomatin Scotch Dinner is $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited and expected to sell out. Order your tickets at 248-544-6250.
Bastone General Manager John Sleamon chose Tomatin for its notoriety across Europe. The brand, located in the Monadhliath Mountains south of Inverness, Scotland, is gaining attention stateside, as well. Tomatin Distillery relies on the pure waters of the Highlands of Scotland to create the delicate flavors of its single malt scotch whiskies.
A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Community Housing Network in Oakland County to support homelessness prevention. During these cold months, utility bills run higher and donations like these will be used by the Community Housing Network support those in need and in danger of losing their homes. The local non-profit organization also runs Adopt-a-Family and other housing assistance programs. For more information, visit www.communityhousingnetwork.org.
Bastone Brewery is located at 419 S. Main Street, in downtown Royal Oak. Stay in touch with Bastone on Facebook and Twitter.