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Food ideas for bourbon tasting party

Kosmonaut Oct 19, 2006 07:03 AM

What foods would be good to serve at a bourbon tasting party?

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    Procrastibaker Oct 19, 2006 01:28 PM


    1. jillp Oct 19, 2006 02:31 PM

      Something involving Colonel Newsom's Kentucky ham.

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      1. re: jillp
        Kosmonaut Oct 19, 2006 08:55 PM

        Well now, ham is a good idea.

        1. re: Kosmonaut
          jillp Oct 19, 2006 11:54 PM

          Ham is ALWAYS a good idea. It should be required eating on a regular basis.

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        kate used to be 50 Oct 19, 2006 02:36 PM

        I am assuming you are having tidbits and not a dinner. So I would suggest an antipasto platter, olives, nuts (salty and/or spicy, or both!).

        Of course any pecan sweets would be good. Small pecan cookies bars perhaps?


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        1. re: kate used to be 50
          Kosmonaut Oct 19, 2006 08:55 PM

          Candied pecans, maybe?

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          Biggie Oct 19, 2006 03:06 PM

          something with bacon to compliment the subtle smokiness of the bourbon

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            Kosmonaut Oct 19, 2006 08:55 PM

            Hmm. Maple bacon candy, perhaps?

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            diropstim Oct 20, 2006 12:24 AM

            think Southern, since that's where Bourbon is born: Sweet potato fritters and/or beignets, andouille sausage skewers, boudin noir, spicy boiled shrimp, crawfish boulettes (spicy fried crawfish balls bound with egg, panko, trinity etc), buttermilk fried chicken nuggets, just about anything dipped in remoulade or ravigote sauce... crap this reminds me I think I'm out of bourbon...Oh and spicy pickled okra and string beans ROCK.

            1. chica Oct 20, 2006 02:02 AM

              Bonbons. =)

              I never knew that "Congress declared bourbon to be "America's Native Spirit" and its official distilled spirit." Maybe you can use foods that go with a national theme?

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                Kringler May 2, 2009 07:06 PM

                These are all great ideas. Just now, I ate some chorizo that I ordered from La Tienda with my Woodford Reserve---good, but probably not as good as the Southern USA suggestions by diropstim.

              2. David A. Goldfarb May 2, 2009 08:14 PM

                New York style would be slices of grilled fillet mignon served on rounds of bread, no silverware. Read Joseph Mitchell's story about the New York institution of the "beefsteak" called "All you can hold for five bucks," which is included in his book, _Up in the Old Hotel_ among other places. _The New Yorker_ revisited the phenomenon of the beefsteak a couple of years ago as I recall, but Mitchell's story is a real American culinary classic, and a bourbon tasting and beefsteak seem like a match made in... well let's just say they'd be a good match.

                1. Emme May 3, 2009 12:27 AM

                  Shrimp Cocktail with Bourbon cocktail sauce


                  Filet of Buffalo with a Bourbon Demi

                  Blackened Lobster

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