And that is what you can have Saturday, June 21, 6:30 p.m., when Asiatique, 1767 Bardstown Rd., hosts a bourbon and cigar dinner on the outdoor patio, weather permitting. Willet Distillery’s bourbons will be featured, a brand list that includes Johnny Drum, Willet Pot Still, Pure Kentucky, Rowan’s Creek and Noah’s Mill.
Hunter Chavanne will be the guest speaker from the distillery. Premium cigars will be chosen by Jason Shepherd from his stock at J. Shepherd Cigars, Bardstown Rd. Shepherd will also provide door prizes for lucky guests.
The dinner will start with a salad of grilled lemongrass shrimp, pickled young papaya and warm bacon vinaigrette, followed by smoked quail with daikon kim chee and butternut squash puree.
The third course will be pistachio-crusted salmon with gingered lentils, and the main course will be Chinese 5-spiced pork tenderloin with smashed Peruvian potato, asparagus and mango salsa.
Dessert will be coconut-caramel banana, blackberry-peppercorn compote and chai ice cream.
Dinner, bourbon tastings and cigars will be $75, but for those of you not into cigars but would love to attend the bourbon dinner, you can do so for $59.
Asiatique suggests this might be a really cool Father’s Day gift. Call (502) 451-2749 or go to OPENTABLE (please mention bourbon/cigar dinner when making reservation).