Monthly Archives: September 2016

    A Stroll Through Sonoma Wine Dinner

    Event on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 6:30

    Join Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill and Jackson Family Wines with Master Sommelier Sur Lucero as we stroll through Sonoma with this wine pairing dinner.

    Space for this special event is limited. Please call 480-767-5464 to make your reservations today!

    $49/person++

    FIRST COURSE

    Kumamoto Oyster Shooters
    with all the fixings

    Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

    SECOND COURSE

    Kung POW! Calamari
    red bell peppers, snap peas, roasted peanuts, spicy red chili-soy

    Hartford Court Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

    THIRD COURSE

    Evil Jungle Prince with Chicken
    green beans, mushrooms, thai basil, green curry-coconut sauce

    La Crema Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

    FOURTH COURSE

    Curry Marinated Pork Tenderloin
    roasted potatoes, red bell peppers, asparagus, peanut-red curry sauce

    Liberated Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

    HAPPY ENDING

    Bacon-Walnut Brownie
    bourbon-whipped cream

    Hartford Old Vine Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

    *Menu subject to change.

    Cocktail Pairing Dinner Scottsdale: WHISKIES OF THE WORLD

    September is Whiskey Month – we take that seriously at Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill! This month we’re featuring a Whiskies of the World Cocktail Dinner on September 22 at 6:30pm in Scottsdale.

    The first stop on our tour starts in Japan.  Our Jalapeño Hamachi Roll boasts fresh hamachi, jalapeño, avocado and cilantro topped with spicy whiskey-garlic sauce. Pairing up perfectly with the Nikka Sour, one of our exclusive drinks highlighted during Whiskey Month, features Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, orgeat syrup, fresh citrus and egg white.

    Onto the second course and a little slice of heaven in Scotland! Bourbon-Glazed Pork Sliders are presented with apple slaw and wasabi honey-mustard.  The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve Scotch Whisky is expertly mixed with ginger-green tea syrup, fresh lemon, topped with Fever Tree Club Soda and crowned as Speyside Tea.

    Our third course is a stop right here in the U.S.A.  Your tastebuds will appreciate the sweet-spicy zest of the Orange Peel Shrimp and Scallops wok’d in a sweet citrus-chili sauce, served over Uncle Fu’s Fried Rice and crispy spinach.  Louie’s Old Fashioned completes the twosome with Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Peychaud’s Bitters and Bar Keep Chinese Bitters.

    That’s not all! What’s a story without a happy ending?  This #notboring Bourbon-Maple Crème Brûlée, topped with Bourbon poached apples finishes off the tour by taking you back to Ireland. The last stop of the tour features Irish Bubbles with Jameson Irish Whiskey, Yellow Chartreuse, fresh lemon and honey, topped off with sparkling wine.

    Now ready to travel?  Luckily you won’t have to go far!  Our Scottsdale location at 9397 E Shea Boulevard, Suite 125 is accepting reservations now, but seats are limited for this special event.  Call 480-767-5464 to make your reservations today!

    $49/person ++  *Menu subject to change.

    Cocktail Dinner Scottsdale + Whiskies of the World

    Whiskey is a classic spirit that can be used in both drinks and in cooking.  The flavors are unique and bold and can take food dishes from boring to bold with a simple dash of it.  The fermented flavors found in whiskey are as distinct as the areas they come from.  Depending on the region where your whiskey comes from will determine what flavors will stand out most in the dish or drink.

    Scotch Whiskey:

    This is probably one region that people closely associate whiskey with.  Scottish whiskey is known for its smoky taste.  One particular type of whiskey is the Single-malt whiskey.  This is a whiskey which is produced from water and malted barley.  Two popular brands of Scottish whiskey are Johnnie Walker and Chivas Regal and are one of the few spirits that must be created in a specific manner by law.  Scotch whiskey must be aged in oak barrels for at the very least for three years before it can be served.  Bottles containing the spirit must properly marked with its age clearly printed on it.

    Irish Whiskey:

    This is considered to be a smoother blend of whiskey than Scotch whiskey.  The reason for it tasting “more smooth” is the lack of peat used in the malting process.  Irish whiskey was also considered to be one of the world’s most popular types of whiskey.  The Irish whiskey saw a decline in sales and usage right around the turn of the 19th century, which hurt the whiskey industry as a whole.  Worldwide you will only find 12 whiskey distilleries that make Irish whiskey compared to more than 100 distilleries that make the Scotch blend.

    Japanese Whiskey:

    Japanese whiskey has a similar look and taste to the Scottish blend.  The reason for this is that the forefathers of Japanese whiskey, Shinjiro Torli and Masetaka Taketsuru, studied the art of distilling in Scotland giving the spirits a similar look and taste.  For the majority of the time it was produced, Japanese whiskey was considered a mostly domestic blend of whiskey.  All of that changed in the year 2001.  This is when a ten-year-old blend of “Yoichi” single-malt blend won “Best of the Best” at the “Whiskey Magazine” awards.  That award gave it the recognition for the world to take notice.  Japanese whiskey has now become one of the trendiest blends of whiskey available with popular brands being that of Luckily and L&L.

    Bourbon:

    This is considered to be the American blend of whiskey.  Many people refer to bourbon as America’s native spirit and the month of September is now recognized in the U.S. as National Bourbon Heritage Month.  This blend must be comprised of at least 51-percent corn and aged for at least two years before it may be served.  The bourbon is stored in charred oak barrels for extra added flavors.  Bourbon has also seen an increase in its popularity because of the resurgence of cocktails such as the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned.   Here at Ling & Louies our go to brand of bourbon is Maker’s Mark.  Bourbon is used in our Old Fashioned cocktail, which also contains Solemo Blood Orange Liqueur, Peychaud’s Bitter and five-spice bitters.

    This month try pairing some of our top shelf whiskeys with our Wok’n menu on September 22nd at our Whiskey Cocktail Pairing dinner! See the MENU

    Whiskies of the World Cocktail Pairing Dinner

    Event on Thursday, September 22nd 2016 at 6:30

    Join Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, Scottsdale as we host Whiskies of the World Cocktail  Dinner!

    Space for this special event is limited. Please call 480-767-5464 to make your reservations today!

    $49/person++

    FIRST COURSE

    Jalapeño Hamachi Roll
    Fresh hamachi, jalapeño, avocado and cilantro topped with spicy whiskey-garlic sauce

    JAPAN –  Nikka Sour
    Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, orgeat syrup, fresh citrus, egg white

    SECOND COURSE

    Bourbon-Glazed Pork Slider
    Bourbon-glazed pork, apple slaw and wasabi honey-mustard

    SCOTLAND  – Speyside Tea
    The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve Scotch Whisky, ginger-green tea syrup, fresh lemon, topped with Fever Tree Club Soda

    THIRD COURSE

    Orange Peel Shrimp & Scallops
    Crispy shrimp and scallops wok’d in a sweet citrus-chili sauce, served over Uncle Fu’s Fried Rice and crispy spinach

    U.S.A. –  Louie’s Old Fashioned
    Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Peychaud’s Bitters, Bar Keep Chinese Bitters

    HAPPY ENDING

    Bourbon-Maple Crème Brûlée
    Topped with Bourbon poached apples

    IRELAND –  Irish Bubbles
    Jamerson Irish Whiskey, Yellow Chartreuse, fresh lemon and honey, topped with sparkling wine

    *Menu subject to change.

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