Fall Flavor Pairings

Event Date: 
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
RSVP Required
Food & Drink
Whiskey Tasting
Included Items: 
hors d'oeuvres with spirit pairings


Chef Sebastien Rondier Pairs Belgian and French Hors D’Oeuvres with Virginia-Distilled Spirits

The arrival of crisp, fall weather calls for a celebration of seasonal cuisine and spirits from Virginia! For the first time ever, and for one night only, beloved homegrown establishments BRABO and Catoctin Creek will present a special evening of autumnal flavor pairings in Old Town Alexandria.

On Monday, November 13, Catoctin Creek founders, Becky and Scott Harris, will be taking over BRABO’s brasserie to offer an exclusive tasting of the distillery’s popular products including the Roundstone Rye whiskey, the Pearousia Pear Brandy, the Quarter Branch Apple Brandy, the 1757 Virginia Grape Brandy, and the “Distiller's Reserve” 92 Proof Roundstone Rye whiskey. Becky and Scott will share the stories behind the creation of each product while pouring a healthy taste for guests to enjoy.

As whiskey and brandy enthusiasts decide whether they prefer their beverage neat or on the rocks, BRABO’s Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier will serve a menu of Belgian-French hors d'oeuvres thoughtfully created to pair with the featured spirits, proving how food-friendly whiskies and brandies are. The evening’s menu will be presented side by side with each spirit and includes the following highlights:

·        Belgian tart with roasted pear, bacon, and French blue cheese

·        Venison lollipop with dried apricots, toasted walnuts, vanilla, and orange zest

·        Foie gras torchon crostini with brandied cherries, duck fat popcorn, and black pepper

·        Boar slider topped with charred scallion & jalapeño jam, and sweet & spicy grape condiment

·        Apple terrine with cocoa-smoked pork belly and puff pastry


The fall evening will be filled with lively conversation, plenty of whiskey and brandy, and surprising flavor pairings reflecting the best of the season!

Tickets: Tickets are $75 each, include all food and drink, and available at  https://catoctincocktails.eventbrite.com. Guests must be 21+ to attend.


BRABO is committed to delivering exceptional food, superior service and an outstanding experience to guests. Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier offers sophisticated cuisine that is inspired by French and European techniques and flavors, and made with the highest-quality ingredients. BRABO’s seasonal menu is complemented by carefully-crafted cocktails and an extensive wine list that was awarded Wine Spectator’s coveted “Best of Award of Excellence” in 2017. Adjacent to the Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, BRABO is an Old Town Alexandria favorite known for its neighborly friendliness. For more information, call 703-894-3440 or visit www.BRABOrestaurant.com. The restaurant is located at 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; is open seven days a week; and offers private-dining services. Follow BRABO on Facebook and Instagram