For those who don’t like sous vide or don’t want to hang with us or couldn’t get in, here’s something else fun to do next Thursday, March 5: A scotch tasting dinner at the Second Floor Bistro and Bar, Scott and Gina Gottlich’s place in the Westin Galleria. Guests get a four-course dinner plus pairings of scotch, which might not be something you’ve thought to pair with your dinner before. Balvenie Distillery Ambassador Andrew Weir will be there to talk about the scotch, and random factoid–he appeared in Braveheart with Mel Gibson. We know someone who would be there if he wasn’t a fictional character. Jump for details.
Also happening at the Second Floor: Half-price bottles of wine on Sundays, and a list of “Gina’s Picks,” bottles of vino for $20, available every day.
Take a Tour of Scotland: Only at The Second Floor Bistro and Bar
Restaurant to hold scotch tasting and dinner on March 5
WHAT: Scotch has gone mainstream and is attracting more youthful drinkers who enjoy and appreciate its sophisticated flavors. Gone are the days of middle-aged men puffing on a cigar while sipping their scotch. Whether you indulge regularly or want to try something new, let The Second Floor Bistro and Bar show you the way during a scotch tasting and dinner on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
With more than 60 selections of scotch, The Second Floor touts one of the most complete inventories in the Metroplex. Let the experts at The Second Floor and special guest, Andrew Weir, Balvenie Distillery Ambassador – USA, educate you on the subtle differing qualities and intricate flavors of 5 scotches to be featured while enjoying a 4 course dinner crafted by Chef Scott Gottlich and prepared by Executive Chef J. Chastain.
Weir, a native of Scotland and currently based in San Francisco, serves as Western USA Ambassador for Balvenie Distillery. The Scottish distillery is known for its handcrafted single malt whiskey. Weir travels the U.S. educating scotch connoisseurs and novices alike of the Balvenie Distillery and its history.
Movie fanatics may recognize a young Weir from his debut movie role playing “Young Hamish” in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart. Since then, he has had success with a host of television, film, radio and theatre productions including, a stint on BBC’s popular children’s show, “G-Force.” In addition to his acting roles, Weir also has found success as an entrepreneur with United Casting, an agency for extras and background artists and 3rd Degree Burns, a themed entertainment group celebrating Scotland’s famous poet and lyricist, Robert Burns.
Can’t make it on March 5? Not to worry, The Second Floor also features eight groupings of scotches ranging from $15- $40 and available daily. All scotch flights are 3/4 oz. pours unless otherwise specified.
· Islay Flight – $15
· Speyside Flight – $15
· Tour of Scotland – $20
· The Glens – $20
· The Glenmorangies – $25
· Stag Chase – $40 (1 ¼ oz. each)
· Smokey peat Walk – $50 (1 ¼ oz. each)
WHEN: Thursday, March 5
WHERE: The Second Floor Restaurant
Westin Galleria Dallas
13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240
PRICE: $95 per person + tax and gratuity
Call 972-450-2978 to make a reservation. No deadline for reservations.