18 lively people, 5 choice scotches, 1 well-versed culinary guide, and a delicious 5-course meal, all to raise money for a worthy cause--what's not to love?
Our first of two Paired Scotch Dinners took place last Tuesday and was a resounding success. Not only did we raise over $900 for the National MS Society, we all had a great time doing it. Two Fools' devoted manager, Russell, was the perfect host for the evening: wearing an authentic kilt, he guided us through each course and scotch pairing, and visited each table to answer questions and impart his knowledge and love of scotch. He described how hard it can be to pair scotch to food, that some combinations are magical and others make the scotch taste like gasoline. For one of this year's new pairings, he and his staff vetted 9 different combinations before coming up with a winner!
Several Penultimates were there to experience the event, many for the first time, and we had a few return guests that loved the event so much last year that they had to do it again!
One of this year's new courses, vanilla ice cream drizzled in scotch and Kahlua, was a huge hit. Who knew scotch made for a tasty dessert? Those of you that have tickets for August's event, you're in for a treat! Everyone else will have to wait for next year to experience this awesome event. In the meantime, Two Fools is dreaming up ways to shake up the menu for next year. Haggis and fried Mars bars anyone?