A Toast to Tableside Cocktails, and a Bourbon Dinner

Parched Pig introduces tableside cocktails

We love it when innovative restaurants bring the creating to us at the table. The latest to offer that pampering treatment is The Parched Pig in Palm Beach Gardens, with a tableside cocktail program.

You can ask for one of three smoked concoctions (prices starting at $14) including:

  •  Minnie’s Dusty Moon (pictured) with wild sweet orange tea-infused Casa Amigos Reposado, Suze Bitter Apertif, Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur, agave and smoke cinnamon and orange bitters. Served in a smoked glass flask, poured into a glass with smoked sugar rim and dark moon ice sphere.
  • Smoked Old-Fashioned made with Peychaud’s and Angostura Bitters, Demerara syrup and choice of bourbon in a wood chip-smoked beaker with orange swath and Luxardo cherry.
  • The Bad and Boo-zy (available starting Oct. 24) with Grander Rum, apricot and cherry liquor, allspice dram, orange/lemon juices, a trio of bitters and more, served in a wood chip-smoked beaker with cherry juice-rimmed glass.

The Parched Pig, 4580 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 561/360-3063; http://www.thecoolpig.com

The Cooper hosts bourbon and beyond dinner Oct. 17

While you’re north in Palm Beach County, make a stop at The Cooper, Craft Kitchen & Bar in Palm Beach Gardens, too. If you time it on Oct. 17, you’ll find a bourbon dinner there, with Chef Adam Brown pairing his dishes with bourbon’s caramel, toasty oak and cinnamon flavors highlighted with bites and sips.

Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., and will feature whiskey maven Tennette Shumaker guiding diners through the evening. Cost is $85 per person, and reservations are required. 

The Cooper, 4610 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561/622-0032; https://www.thecooperrestaurant.com/index.php