Laphroaig Tales of Smoke at Agnes Restaurant
Those who have tasted Laphroaig Scotch Whisky remember it. The drop from the southern end of the Isle of Islay in Scotland is lauded for its signature rich smoke sensibilities, powerful peat profile and hint of seaweed-like flavours.
Those characteristics will be optimised with produce from one of Brisbane’s best restaurants, at a one-off, special dinner designed to draw attention to the smoky Scotch. Dubbed “a culinary journey of peat, salt and fire,” the dinner at Fortitude Valley’s Agnes on Thursday November 2, will see a shared menu expertly teamed with Laphroaig.
Agnes makes an ideal match for the bold whisky. With no gas or electricity cooking at the venue, Agnes is built on a commitment to cooking with wood fire and smoke, with two charcoal pits – one dedicated to seafood and starters, the other reserved for meat – crackling alongside a woodfired oven. The Laphroaig Tales of Smoke event will take over the restaurant’s private dining room, where guests will be seated in a communal setting with views of the restaurant and flame-filled kitchen.
Receiving a drink and canape on the terrace upon arrival, guests will move into the dining room to feast on a set menu laden with signature Agnes dishes. Each will be complemented with Laphroaig cocktails tailored to celebrate the elements of peat, salt and fire.
There will also be a hosted tasting of three Laphroaig whiskies, including the classic 10-year-old and extremely rare Laphroaig Francis Mallmann Limited Edition. Aged for 17 years and released only in September 23, just 276 bottles were made available worldwide. Guests will also receive a Laphroaig and Agnes gift bag to commemorate the evening.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Laphroaig.