Who will win the “Battle of the Rye Whiskeys” April 30? You!

History is replete with stories of famous conflicts. The Battle of Hastings. The Battle of the Bulge. The Battle of Britain. The Battle of the Brians. (If you’re a figure skating fan of a certain age, you know that last one.) And soon, the Bistro will be adding one more to the list of these legendary clashes: The “Battle of the Rye Whiskeys,” Wednesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. If you’re a rye whiskey lover, this is one fight you won’t want to miss!

This “battle” is one for your favors, as four different rye whiskeys duke it out to see which one you will name as tops. Each will be paired with a delicious course of cuisine. Take a look:

First Course
Blue Cheese and Pear Tart
Local Arugula with Balsamic Reduction
Blue Cheese and Bacon Crème

Second Course
Coriander-and-Cumin-Rubbed Leg of Lamb
Freekah Pilaf

Third Course
Smoked Salmon Chowder

Fourth Course
Chocolate Mousse
Orange Coulis

Whiskey pairings will be announced soon—watch this space.

Cost to attend this much-anticipated bout is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity. Rye whiskey fans, jump on this one right away—call 216.481.9635 to reserve your ringside seat. Will it be tough choosing which you think is best? Maybe, but it’s guaranteed to be fun trying!

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