One of my true joys is being able to use this little internet world I’ve built to create experiences that I can enjoy with some of the people that support me the most. Recently, my brother Tendai and I threw a high-end Whisky Soirée and hosted 6 of our closest friends in our home in partnership with Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC).
The soirée was planned around 2 Whisky cocktails and a food pairing to go with each. We created invites and sent them to our guests well in advance because, as expected, we had to have a dress code (duh!) – shades of green, burgundies, rusts, mustards and some nude tones. With that out of the way, we put together a mood board for how the decor would look. Not being too much of a traditional sibling duo, we went for aspects that would stay true to our preferences. Each place setting over a black and white striped table cloth, starting from the bottom had a Monsterra leaf, a black charger plate under a white dinner plate, a leafy napkin and the menu for the evening to top it all off.
WHISKEY COCKTAILS AND FOOD PAIRINGS
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Northern Buck (recipe here) paired with Warm Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Dip (recipe here)
Storm Devil (recipe here) paired with Scallops with Pancetta Jam (recipe here)
– We had guests that don’t eat Pancetta, so we had 2 sections of scallops, one with the Pancetta Jam and the other without!
– At times goat cheese can be overpowering but the caramelized onion neutralized a good portion of the taste and the skeptics couldn’t stop dipping!
– The guest favorite cocktail went to the Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Northern Buck
– The guest favorite food pairing went to the Warm Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Dip
We truly TRULY had an amazing time as you’ll see in the photos and video of our amazing soirée. We laughed till our cheeks hurt and created memories that we’ll cherish forever, because that’s what getting together is all about! If you have soirée-envy, check out THIS great resource from NSLC that will give you hosting ideas, recipes and their product offering to help you throw an awesome get together!
THIS POST IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NOVA SCOTIA LIQUOR CORPORATION, ALL THOUGHTS ARE MY OWN
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY