Whiskey cocktail

Whiskey event in Boulder, tiki paradise in Longmont and more – Boulder Daily Camera

Spirits enthusiasts may want to check out the Lois Whiskey tasting experience at West End Tavern926 Pearl St., Boulder, March 22. Laws Whiskey House, 1420 S. Acoma St., Denver, is the first distiller in Colorado to bottle bound whiskeys.

The tasting includes a West End Tavern Old Fashioned made with Laws’ Single-Barrel Whiskey, a 3-ounce bottle of single-barrel bourbon to take home, and five whiskey samples consisting of Laws’ Secale Rye, a whiskey four-grain, West End single-barrel for, and – two exclusives – a honey bourbon and a four-grain bourbon.

There will also be a selection of small plates including burnt ends, green chili pork fritters, flatbread with seasonal vegetables and a West End trail mix. Tickets for the event, which cost $75, are available at bit.ly/3IjktJ8.

Landlocked paradise

Echoing classic tropical-inspired eateries like Trader Vic’s tiki-bar chain, the new Longmont’s Swaylo Tiki1315 Dry Creek Road, serves an appealing mix of old-school cocktails and courses.

Libations available include the venerable Mai Tai and a Swaylo’s Volcano rum-based cocktail to share, suitable for groups of four to six people. The dinner menu includes entrees such as toasted Hawaiian bread with whipped butter, spam musubi (usually better than you initially think), and that adorable throwback, pupu platter.

Despite some of the retro menu vibes, there are also some intriguing updated menu items, including poke rice bowl, chicken adobo, and coconut oolong sea bass concoction.

Five course feast

Lafayette 95a Bistro, 1381 Forest Park Circle, is offering a five-course dinner on March 28, accompanied by vintages from Longridge Winery in South Africa. Each pairing is personally crafted by Paolo Neville, the Executive Chef of 95a Bistro.

Longridge Winery has followed a 300-year-old winemaking tradition, producing organic and biodynamic wines while reintroducing animals into their farming practices. The wines are completely free of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.

The $100 per person meal begins with a cocktail at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 303-665-3080 or emailing contact@95abistro.com.

meat bird

Block based Meata startup creating a new category of clean, whole meat alternatives, now offers its crispy cutlet at the local chicken sandwich supplier bird call, 1675 29th St., Suite 1284, Boulder. Birdcall highlights the nature-based cutlet in its $12.50 meat sandwich, which is topped with Asian slaw, wontons, General Tso sauce and Sriracha aioli.

Crispy Meat Cutlet is made from mycelium, a wild root structure dense in protein and fiber, and free of cholesterol, sugar or gluten.

Detroit pies

Ghost Box Pizza103 S. Public Road, is hosting its grand opening event from 4-8 p.m. on March 28 at its Lafayette location.

Festivities include pizza, drink specials, a DJ, prizes and more. This newly created restaurant was born in Acreage Cider House as a pop-up pizzeria, which also served as a test bed for Ghost Box’s Detroit-style pie recipes.

La Margherita features fresh mozzarella and basil with a red sauce. There are also a good number of rosemary potatoes accented with onion, garlic and mascarpone cheese. Other menu options include antipasti such as cheese bread and burrata, as well as sandwiches including meatball subs and a selection of salads.