Bourbon Gets Refined

The Kentucky spirit meets Chicago fine dining at a bourbon dinner at Tru

Sure, you've heard of dinners paired with wine and maybe even beer, but bourbon? At a restaurant of the caliber of Tru? Well, believe it, as the Gold Coast fine dining destination hosts a "Master Distillers Dinner" featuring spirits from Buffalo Trace and Old Rip Van Winkle, two renowned Kentucky bourbon distilleries.

Curious foodies and bourbon conoisseurs alike will be joined by Buffalo Trace master distiller (how's that for a job title?) Harlen Wheatley and Old Rip Van Winkle president Julian Van Winkle III, who will be on hand to discuss their companies' lineup of fine bourbons. They collaborated with Tru chef/partner Rick Tramonto, executive chef Tim Graham, pastry chef Meg Galus and wine director Chad Ellegood on the evening's five-course dinner menu, which features various bourbons used as ingredients as well as pairings with each course.

Tru's "Master Distillers Dinner" takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 6PM. The cost is $135 per person.

Tru, 676 N. St. Clair St., 312-202-0001

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