Don’t Miss This: Dad’s Hat Whiskey Dinner at Ella’s American Bistro

Head to Wayne on Thursday, April 16 for this combination of whiskey and locally-sourced dishes.

Ella’s American Bistro in Wayne and Bristol-based distillery Dad’s Hat Rye are teaming up again to pair small-batch whiskey with elegant fare at a Thursday, April 16, tasting dinner.

Co-founder and owner of Dad’s Hat, John Cooper, will be in attendance to speak about the distilling process, Dad’s Hat’s use of locally-sourced ingredients and his long-time passion for whiskey.

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Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey//All photos by Nina Lea Photography

Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey

The $65 dinner, which starts at 7 p.m., will include four courses bursting with the flavors of spring, complemented by four cocktails showcasing some of Dad’s Hat’s finest offerings:

First Course

Spring Vegetable Ragout

Morel Mushrooms and Aged Goat Cheese

Paired with Dad’s Hat White Rye, Orange, Maraschino, Sweet Vermouth

Second Course

Pan Seared Sea Scallops

Carrot Puree, English Peas, Pea Emulsion

Paired with Dad’s Hat Vermouth Finish, Lemon, Lillet, Ramazzotti Amaro

Third Course

Grilled New York Striploin

Bacon-Onion Jam, White Asparagus, Roasted Fingerlings

Paired with Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey, Sweet & Dry Vermouth, Cardamom, Miletti

Fourth Course

Chocolate Whiskey Cake Grenache

Pistachio Cream, Black Cherry Ice Cream

Paired with Dad’s Hat Port Wine Finish, Cherry, Tawny Port

Reservations can be made online or by calling the restaurant. 214 Sugartown Rd., Wayne, (610) 964-3552,

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