A Night out with High West Whiskey

Chef’s Roll put on a Chefs & Bartender Night Out with High West Distillery on Feb. 1, 2016 in San Diego, California. It was a super exclusive whiskey tasting event with renowned craft bartender Tim Zohn mixing his signature Old Fashioned and pouring a range of High West whiskies paired with food crafted by Chef Mikel Anthony and his team – Khine Moore and Erica Villano. Creminelli Fine Meats provided a beautiful spread of artisan charcuterie. Top local restaurateurs, chefs, and craft bartenders were invited, as well as local culinary media. David Perkins, proprietor of High West flew out from Park City, Utah to share his whiskey knowledge and some of his private allocations. Special thanks to Blake & Dove Kirby for hosting the event at their stunning home overlooking downtown and the bay.

The Menu

Creminelli charcuterie paired with a Double Rye Old Fashioned

Bourbon biscuit / apple butter / crispy pancetta paired with American Prairie Bourbon

Duck breast / mostarda / duck skin / micro veg paired with Double Rye

Fried chicken / spiced peanut / uni vinaigrette / radish / shoyu cured ikura paired with Rendezvous Rye

Pork belly / 5 spice / smoked persimmon / pretty ass flowers / kumquat paired with Campfire

Video by Sergey Kolivayko of Field Guide Co. Video soundtrack by Euphoria Brass Band.