LAS VEGAS (March 11, 2014) – Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman and Brand Ambassador Mitch Bechard will host an exclusive dinner featuring the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky at Delmonico Steakhouse on Wednesday, April 2 with a paired menu from Chef de Cuisine Ronnie Rainwater.
As Malt Master, Kinsman is responsible for Glenfiddich’s time-honored whisky making tradition, from selecting casks through the maturation process. After apprenticing under Scotland’s longest serving Malt Master, Kinsman became only the sixth Malt Master in Glenfiddich’s 125-year history. The dinner at Delmonico Steakhouse marks his only public appearance in the United States this year.
A self-proclaimed whisky geek, Bechard hails from Scotland and brings a wealth of knowledge from managing restaurants and bars in Portugal, England, Scotland and Australia.
The menu for the evening will include:
Passed hors d’oeuvres
Monkey Shoulder whiskey cocktails from Delmonico’s Beverage Manager Max Solano
Scallop crudo with petite greens, white asparagus, toasted hazelnuts and apple cider vinaigrette
Paired with Glenfiddich 12-year Special Reserve
Roasted quail with root vegetable “risotto” and currant jus lie
Paired with Glenfiddich 15-year Solera Reserve
Salt-crusted beef tenderloin with braised Chanterelle mushrooms, pine nut gremolata and natural reduction
Paired with Glenfiddich 18-year Special Reserve
Spiced chocolate cake and caramel mousse parfait with butter toffee
Paired with Glenfiddich 21-year Gran Reserva
Seats for the dinner are $165 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. The cocktail reception starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner starts promptly at 7 p.m. Alec Bradley Cigar Company will also be offering complimentary cigars. Reservations are required by calling 702.414.3737 and seats are extremely limited.
Delmonico Steakhouse is located at The Venetian Las Vegas and open daily for lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner on Sunday through Thursday 5-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5-10:30 p.m. For reservations, please call 702.414.3737 or visit emerilsrestaurants.com/delmonico-steakhouse.
Chef Emeril Lagasse
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Bethlehem, Pa. and Charlotte, N.C. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Lagasse recently completed his third consecutive season of Bravo’s hit food series, Top Chef, as one of the show’s judges. His latest show, Emeril’s Florida, premiered its second season January 2014 on the Cooking Channel. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, including his latest,Cooking with Power, released in October 2013. Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands in 2008; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) acquired the assets related to Emeril’s media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5.5 million to community organizations in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. For his philanthropic efforts, Emeril was named the 2013 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation.
About Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Restaurants
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 award-winning restaurants, including three in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); three in Bethlehem, Pa. (Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Italian Table) and one in Charlotte, N.C. (e2 emeril’s eatery). Lagasse opened his first restaurant, Emeril’s New Orleans, in 1990 to national acclaim. He opened his first Las Vegas property, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand in 1995, followed by Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in 1999 and Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian l The Palazzo in 2008. Lagasse’s restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. Delmonico Steakhouse has received the prestigious “Grand Award” from Wine Spectator magazine every year since 2004.