To Do: Bourbon And Boar Dinner At Jackson 20

Jackson 20's "Boartini"

I get a lot of events in my inbox. But every now and then I see a phrase that catches my eye and makes my mouth water. In this instance: bourbon and boar.

Jackson 20 will host its first bourbon and boar dinner — an event the restaurant hopes to make a monthly feature — at the chef's table this Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. The six-course meal will be paired with bourbon cocktails, like the pictured Boartini, made from bacon-infused Blanton’s, Chambord, bitters and fresh raspberries. The cost is $75, not including taxes and gratuity.

Chef Jeff Armstrong's menu for the evening includes various boar cuts like barbecued shoulder on carrot and cayenne slaw, cider-braised belly with roasted peaches, blackberry and sherry syrup, and grilled loin with sweet potato mash, juniper and onion relish.

Space is limited. For reservations, call 703.842.2790. And check the restaurant's web site for news of future bourbon and boar dinners.

Photo by Darko Zagar