Broadsheet x Society: A Woodford Reserve Dinner Party

Thu 19th May, 2022
7:00pm – 10:30pm
Broadsheet x Society: A Woodford Reserve Dinner Party Society, 80 Collins St, Melbourne
Society, 80 Collins St, Melbourne
Price: $250
A special night of premium Woodford Reserve bourbon and cocktails paired with a special, one-off Society menu.

Chris Lucas’ Society is one of the most exciting new restaurant openings in recent memory, with an in-depth focus on drinks as much as it does dishes. It’s why we’ve chosen the luxe Melbourne venue to host Spectacle for the Senses, a special one-night-only dinner party to celebrate Woodford Reserve and World Whiskey Day– capped off with a special tasting of Woodford Reserve’s ultra-premium Baccarat edition, worth $3000 a bottle.

Spectacle for the Senses will feature a unique selection of five courses, specifically designed to pair with Woodford Reserve cocktails by bar manager Jaryd Bryant.

On arrival, guests will be greeted with a highball of Woodford Reserve bourbon spritzed with a quince, sage, cacao and wattle seed soda. Bryant will then pair a dish of quail, hazelnut and parsnip with a rye whiskey gimlet featuring miso butter and cider cordial – the spicy sharpness of the rye cocktail designed to be tempered by the gamey flavour of the quail.

The centrepiece of the dinner will be wagyu steak, mushrooms and smoked onions, paired with Bryant’s twist on a boulevardier - a whiskey negroni – featuring a fig and beet distillate, leatherwood honey, shiitake vermouth and truffle-infused Campari.

To end the evening, guests will get the rare opportunity to taste the Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition, a $3000 bourbon aged in XO cognac barrels and bottled in a Baccarat decanter. Woodford Reserve brand ambassador Linus Schaxmann will guide diners through the tasting, which will be complemented by a course of Society-selected cheeses.

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This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Woodford Reserve.