If you’re not doing anything Sat., Dec. 4, have a thing for Japanese whisky and you’ve got five grand burning a hole in your pocket, you might want to check out the Yamazaki 55 Momokase dinner at Morimoto Asia, hosted by Masaharu Morimoto himself.
The multi-course dinner will feature pairings of Yamakazi’s 12-, 18- and 25-year whiskies, culminating with a taste from one of only 200 bottles in the world of the distiller’s 55-year-old version.
Cost for the experience is $5,055, but I hasten to add that the price includes tax and gratuity, so there’s that. Only 14 seats are available and you can purchase yours here. (A press release says that the Disney Springs restaurant has one bottle; if I’m paying more than five thou I’m drinking half a bottle myself.)
Morimoto will also host a dinner on Fri., Dec. 3, featuring Japanese A5 and American wagyus – best to taste them together to appreciate the real thing. But that event is already sold out.
So that leaves you with the annual 12 Beers of Christmas on Dec. 5, also hosted by the Iron Chef, with 12 holiday-themed brews and 12 samplings of the restaurant’s pan-Asian cuisine, including okonomiyaki, takoyaki, sushi and Peking duck. Perhaps a partridge in an Asian pear sauce, too? Tickets are a mere $95 all inclusive, so you can either go to the whisky tasting by yourself or take 50 of your friends to the 12 Beers event. Tickets here.