Crescent City Rum Dinner Party
Seats available: 0
Friday 04-13-2018
7PM - 9PM


Revel in the wonderful flavors of New Orleans during a Creole New Orleans-style dinner party paired with Puerto Rican rums! Whether you are a connoisseur or a newbie to the exotic spirit, you'll leave this event with a love of rum! The City of Chicago is hosting its 4th annual Chicago Rum Festival, where rum experts, aficionados and distributors come together to taste 40 different boutique rums, and we want you to be a part of the adventure.
Rum expert, John Meisler, is an acclaimed chef, worldwide speaker, educator and tasting facilitator who has done extensive work on food pairings with wines, spirits and cocktails. He is also a leader in using the complex flavors of Puerto Rican rum as a base ingredient in his recipes that are inspired by his old family New Orleans Creole traditions with a Caribbean flair. John was raised in the sights, sounds and smells of the culinary world in New Orleans, and is part of an old New Orleans family deeply rooted in the world of authentic Creole Cuisine, with names like Zatarain's and Delmonico's Restaurant in the family tree.
Join us for a special evening where John will bring his expertise to The Chopping Block for a fun night full of rum education, rum tastings and a rum-infused menu. John will be preparing Mardi Gras Mojo Mojito Shrimp; Spicy Piña Chicken Tacos; Seared Sea Scallops with Caramelized Onions, Fennel and Thyme with Rum Beurre Blanc Sauce; Bananas à la Don Q. A bartender will be on hand mixing up mouthwatering cocktails including Coconut Mojitos; Hurricanes; Spiced Rum Daquiries and Gran Añejo Old Fashioned. Laissez les bon temp rouler-Let the good times roll!
This demonstration class includes a full meal and a generous tasting pour of each cocktail, so come hungry and thirsty!
You must be 21 or over to attend. Please present valid ID at the time of check-in.
1-week cancellation policy.