The ongoing series will see a different distiller or brewer commandeer Homer St. Café’s bar and kitchen for a week every month, offering drink specials, collaborative menu items and ticketed tasting dinners with experts from the participating brewery and/or distillery.
J.P. Wiser’s Whisky Takeover runs January 8-14. Wiser’s and the Northern Border Collection (Lot 40, Pike Creek and Gooderham & Worts) will feature cocktails and whisky flights alongside special dishes that incorporate the whiskies on the Fresh Sheet. $1 from each featured cocktail and flight will go to the Whisky Wisemen Society’s charitable fund.
The event will close with a guided, family-style tasting dinner on Sunday, January 14 hosted by Wiser’s Brand Ambassador Colin MacDougall. The dinner will feature a welcome cocktail, a Northern Border Collection whisky flight (paired with Executive Chef Tret Jordan, Head Chef Chris West and their team’s first course) and Lot 40 Cask Strength, Pike Creek 21 yr. and Gooderham & Worts Little Trinity 17 yr. (paired with the main course). A Pike Creek cocktail will then follow along with the dessert selection.
Tickets to the dinner are $75 (including tax and gratuity).
Upcoming Takeover Series in 2018:
- February 2018: Phillips Brewery and Fermentorium Takeover
- March 2018: Edrington Group Takeover (Cutty Sark, Famous Grouse, Highland Park, Macallan, Brugal)
- April 2018: Powell St Brewery Takeover
- May 2018: The Glenlivet Takeover
* Dates and Takeover partners subject to change.
For more information on the Takeover Series and to purchase tickets to the tasting dinners, visit homerstreetcafebar.com/events.
Lunch: Monday to Friday, 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday, 5pm – 11pm and Friday & Saturday 5pm – Midnight
Happy Hour: Monday to Friday, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Late Night Happy Hour: Daily, 9:30pm – close
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 10:30am- 2:30pm
Holiday Hours: Closed December 24 & 25