Two Rye Dinners Just in Time for Father’s Day

Fresh off his James Beard Award win, Chef Colby Garrelts and his wife and pastry chef, Chef Megan Garrelts, are treating dads and fine alcohol enthusiasts alike to two, distinct dinners.


First up, the scotch dinner gives diners the opportunity to eat, drink and talk about scotch with Dr. Tom Turner, Master of Whiskey for Diageo. Turner has nine years of experience in the industry. Notable achievements include serving as a vodka ambassador, studying tequila in Jalisco and sipping on rum on many of the world’s great beaches.

Turner’s passion lies with whiskey, so he considers his Master of Whiskey position with Diageo to be at the top of his list of achievements. His dinner with Rye will feature a menu of scotch braised plums with duck prosciutto, spiced shrimp and tomato soup, smoked pork and peaches and sweet corn and butterscotch ice cream sandwiches. Each menu item will be paired with a different libation, starting with Cardhu and ending with Johnny Walker Green. A reception will be held Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m., and dinner starts at 7 p.m. The cost is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

 Rye will also be hosting a Boulevard and Sierra Nevada Collaboration dinner.  The event serves as a celebration of Boulevard and Sierra Neveda’s new collaboration—Terra Incognita. Head brewer of Sierra Nevada Steve Dresler and Boulevard’s Steven Pauwels created Terra Incognita in 2012 for SAVOR attendees.

Now, they are releasing their creation to the world. The earthy beer will be served alongside hors d’oeuvres during a reception Tuesday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. will feature four courses paired with signature beers from Boulevard and Sierra Nevada. The meal will begin with smoked sweetbreads, white beans and arugula and end on a sweet note with cherry, black cocoa, banana toffee. This dinner costs $65 per person, including tax and gratuity.

Call 913-642-5800 for more details or to make a reservation for either dinner experience.

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