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EVENT | Elle Cuisine’s Holiday Party with Bourbon-infused Food & Bourbon Pairings

December is always a crazy month. Gift shopping, boxing day shopping, holiday parties, long work hours before taking some days off, the list goes on. Looking back at the month that always seems to fly by, one holiday party stands out: Elle Cuisine‘s holiday party at Apt 200. 

It could have been the bourbon pairings that I was introduced to and converted me to a bourbon/whiskey drinker; or the amazing 4-course dinner that Elle Cuisine put together unforgettable; or just such a fun atmosphere with great company that made this event unforgettable.  It was definitely the combination of all three factors.

Elle Cuisine is a company that specializes in private events featuring some kick-ass food and the restaurant experience in the comfort of your own home. Their versatile services cater to smaller events like an intimate dinner to larger affairs like weddings!

Check out the Elle Creations that we indulged in below:

Bourbon Spiked French Onion Soup

Caramelized red onions, Vidalia, cippolini, shallots, rich beef jus, bourbon, roasted bone marrow, toast & signature three cheese blend

Pairing: Jim Beam Black

Smoked Butternut Squash Soup (Veg.)

Smoked butternut squash, lemon & chive creme fraiche & crispy shallots

Pairing: Jim Beam Black

Bourbon Braised Pork Belly 

Cider hus, braised savoy cabbage & heirloom carrots

Pairing: Maker’s Mark

Elle’s Jalapeno Cornbread 

Elle’s Sticky Toffee Pudding

Bourbon poached apples, bourbon butterscotch & nutmeg ice cream

Pairing: Knobb Creek 

What a wonderful dining experience! These bourbon-themed dishes left me in awe as each course outdid the last! Chef Lauren Mozer and her team did a great job planning and executing such a fun holiday event, I must say it’s one of the more memorable ones this year.

I had the regular menu with the French Onion Soup and the Pork Belly, which were delicious. The Pork Belly really stood out to me.  My guest, Emma had the Vegetarian menu. She was thrilled that the veg. option was just as impressive as the regular menu, as often these menus are overlooked and your’e stuck with a typical salad. I did get a sip of her Butternut Squash Soup and a bite of that Pan-seared Branzino – I wanted to switch half way!

Another highlight of the night was the jalapeno cornbread. Now, those were so addictive, I had to ask to get extra’s packaged up for me.

If you have event that needs to be catered, check out Elle Cuisine.

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