San Antonio, Texas (February 5, 2024) – Antlers Lodge restaurant, nestled within the luxurious Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, is proud to announce an exciting collaboration with Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. In celebration of Black History Month, the renowned establishment will host a sophisticated pairing dinner, showcasing five meticulously crafted courses, thoughtfully paired with premium whiskey tastings and cocktails.
Ken DeMello, Director of Food and Beverage at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are honored to partner with such an incredible whiskey company as Uncle Nearest to showcase its award-winning whiskey with an unforgettable dining experience. We look forward to welcoming our guests and local residents to enjoy delicious food designed to complement the whiskey’s rich profiles, in an incredible ambiance at our Antlers Lodge restaurant.”
The exclusive event is scheduled for Thursday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. The evening will commence with a warm welcome featuring an Uncle Nearest Mint Julep cocktail, setting the stage for an exquisite culinary journey. The first course will feature jollof rice aranci paired with Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Tasting, followed by an enticing second course – an endive salad with citrus segments, ricotta, compressed red onion, pistachios, and a pomegranate dressing, served with an Uncle Nearest 1884 Highball and lemon.
The gastronomic adventure continues with a Caribbean jerk-spiced halibut paired with a Smoked Old Fashioned, followed by a savory fourth course featuring bone-in beef short ribs adorned with Uncle Nearest’s whiskey glaze and paired with an Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium whiskey neat tasting. Concluding the meal is a delectable sweet potato bread pudding served with vanilla ice cream and an Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch caramel glaze, artfully paired with a raspberry mocha whiskey espresso martini.
The whiskey pairing experience, priced at $99 per person plus tax and gratuity, promises an evening of culinary delight and exquisite spirits. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (210) 520-4001 or through the official reservation link.
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey pays homage to the legacy of Nathan “Nearest” Green, an African American master distiller who played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of American whiskey. Green, once a slave, rose to prominence as Tennessee’s premier master distiller, contributing to the refinement of the Lincoln County Process – a technique integral to the uniqueness of Tennessee whiskey.
Today, Uncle Nearest stands as the fastest-growing and awarded independent American whiskey brand, boasting over 150 awards and accolades since its debut in 2017. From the prestigious “Spirit Brand of the Year” award from Wine Enthusiast to the coveted “World’s Best” title at the World Whiskies Awards, Uncle Nearest continues to be a trailblazer in the world of premium spirits.