Celebrate the Spirits of the Season with a special craft cocktail dinner featuring original culinary creations by Chefs Lisa Slay and Michael Shine. Speaker will be Rich Anders, Co-Owner of Black Forest Distillery and Sales Representative for A.Hardy Imports. $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity, includes a ticket to the Garden Glow both before and after dinner. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy the Glow!
Poached Lobster Kabob, Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce
paired with “Garden Floral Fizz”
Anders Craft Vodka/Jos. Cartron Elderflower Liqueur/St Hilaire Brut French Sparkling Wine/Lemon Juice/Lemon Twist
Filipino Pork Belly Porchetta Style, Tamarind, Ginger, Lemongrass, Bay Leaf
paired with “Spicy Asian Sour”
Anders Craft Vodka/Jos. Cartron Ginger Liqueur/Tamarind Simple Syrup/Lime Juice/Orange Wheel
Duck Breast with Cardamon and Cherry Sauce, Wild Rice with Pecans
paired with “Santa’s Manhattan”
A.Hardy VS Cognac/Jos. Cartron Double Creme de Cassis Liqueur/Angostura Bitters/Cherry
Cracker Jack Ice Cream, Peanut Butter Mousse, Caramel Sauce
paired with “Cafe Cacao Brûlot”
A.Hardy VS Cognac/Jos. Cartron Cacao Liqueur/Spiced Coffee/Sweet Cream
Rich Anders began in the beverage industry in the beer department of a retail store 31 years ago. In 1988, he started selling fine wines for a wholesale distributor. He transitioned to the supplier side in 1995 representing several wineries over the next few years. In 2004, he started working for a multi-national spirits company. By 2012, Rich started to create a distillery in Colorado and is currently Co-Owner of Black Forest Distilling Company. The goal was to take his insights from wine production and knowledge from his corporate spirits career, and incorporate them into his own spirits production. He also brokers products for A. Hardy Imports and other companies that utilize his industry knowledge and experience to help sell their spirits.