Nation-wide dinner series pairs award-winning Texas bourbon with fine steak to raise funds for disaster recovery
AUSTIN, TEXAS (April 1, 2019) — Garrison Brothers Distillery, the first legal bourbon producer to open outside Kentucky, announced today a five-part, bourbon-paired dinner series taking place at select Mastro’s Restaurants across the United States. All events in the series will feature a limited-edition, four course menu curated by the executive chef of participating Mastro’s locations. Each course will be expertly paired with a different expression of Garrison Brothers bourbon.
Every expression of Garrison Brothers bourbon is made from a sweet mash bill and barrel-aged in the intense Texas climate. The extreme heat creates multiple aging seasons in a year, resulting in a darker, richer, and fuller bourbon; bolder than almost any other bourbon on the market.
Tickets for each dinner are $190 and $25 from every ticket sold will be donated to Team Rubicon, a global disaster response organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to deploy emergency response teams. By providing military veterans an avenue to regain a sense of purpose, community, and identity through disaster response, the organization also helps reintegrate veterans back into civilian life.
After dessert, dinner guests are encouraged to participate in a Heads or Tails Party Game for a chance to win Team Rubicon Bug Out Bags and raise additional funds.
The first event in the series kicks off at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the unparalleled Mastro’s Ocean Club in Ft. Lauderdale. The menu will be curated by Executive Chef Rocco Nankervis.
Full schedule for the forthcoming steak and bourbon series is as follows. More dates and locations will be announced soon.
● Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. – Florida
Mastro’s Steakhouse, Ocean Club
3000 NE 32ND Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Executive Chef, Rocco Nankervis
Menu & Tickets
● Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. – New York
Mastro’s Steakhouse, New York
1285 6th Ave., New York, NY 10019
Executive Chef Dusmane Tandia
● Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. – Washington D.C.
Mastro’s Steakhouse, Washington D.C.
600 13th Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20005
Executive Chef Scott Neylon
● Wednesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. – Illinois
Mastro’s Steakhouse, Chicago
520 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Executive Chef Matt Bedell
● Wednesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. – Massachusetts
Mastro’s Ocean Club, Boston
25 Fan Pier Blvd. at 22 Liberty, Boston, MA 02210
Executive Chef Rapheal Anderson
“Good food is even better with good bourbon,” said Dan Garrison, founder and proprietor of Garrison Brothers Distillery. “These dinners are a delicious way to raise money for an amazing service organization supporting military veterans. Our Head Distiller and a number of our Garrison Brothers team members have served, so this is a cause that will always be near and dear to our hearts. We’re proud to partner with Mastro’s Steakhouse and to continue our work with Team Rubicon.”
For more menus, maps, tickets and more information please visit: www.mastrosrestaurants.com/locations/FL/Ft-Lauderdale/Menu
ABOUT GARRISON BROTHERS DISTILLERY
Garrison Brothers Distillery is a small farm and ranch located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country that authentically produces straight bourbon whiskey. Garrison Brothers introduced the first bourbon whiskey legally made in Texas in 2010 and has since developed a rabid fan base. They currently have a waiting list of more than 15,000 just to volunteer on bottling days, and their Cowboy Bourbon™ normally sells out within hours of its release. Garrison Brothers is the first legal bourbon distillery in Texas history and is one of the first distilleries in America outside of Kentucky to produce authentic, made-from-scratch bourbon whiskey and only bourbon whiskey. The business was founded in 2006.
At the American Craft Spirit Awards in 2018, the Garrison Brothers team was awarded a gold medal for its Single Barrel Bourbon, a silver medal for its 2016 Small Batch Bourbon, and another silver for its Balmorhea Double Barrel Bourbon. Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible named Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon™ “American Micro Whiskey of the Year” in 2014 and again in 2017. Whiskey Bible recently awarded the same distinction to Balmorhea Double Barrel Bourbon for 2019. Garrison Brothers was voted Best Craft Whiskey Distillery in America by readers of USA Today in 2017.
Garrison Brothers is a proud and active member of the communities of Blanco, Fredericksburg, Hye, Johnson City, and Stonewall. The distillery and its barrel barns are open to the public for tours in Hye, Texas. Anyone interested in learning more about Garrison Brothers Bourbon or in taking a tour of the distillery should visit garrisonbros.com or follow @garrisonbros on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
ABOUT TEAM RUBICON
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Team Rubicon is a nonprofit organization offering veterans a chance to continue their service by helping those affected by disasters, and also themselves. Programs and services are made possible by the support of individual donors, corporate partners, and the dedication of volunteers across the country. To join or support Team Rubicon’s mission, visit www.teamrubiconusa.org.
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