Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

FOJBB: Park City, UT

Taste of KY in the West with Copper & Kings Distillery

Fri, April 08, 2022

6:30 PM
High West Refectory at High West Distillery
Price: $200 Click here for tickets. When prompted, enter password: HWCKJBB-Apr22

High West Refectory at High West Distillery
27649 Old Lincoln Hwy, Wanship, UT 84017

Chef de Cuisine Joshua Lehman
Copper & Kings, Louisville, KY

Head Distiller Brandon O’Daniel
Copper & Kings, Louisville, KY

Executive Chef Michael Showers and the High West Hospitality team proudly welcome their new partner in Kentucky, Copper & Kings American Brandy, for this relaxed dinner, showcasing a taste of Kentucky craft in sips and bites, set in the glorious High West Distillery setting. Copper & Kings American Brandy Company is an innovative distillery in Louisville, KY, focusing on producing coveted brandy, gin and absinthe. The industrial-chic setting stands apart from the bourbon houses that make up the historic whiskey trail. 

This Friends of James Beard Benefit supports the James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good initiatives, which provide critical resources to help independent restaurants build the capacity to come back stronger, more equitable, more sustainable, and more resilient. 


Hors d’oeuvre

Colonel Bill Newsome’s Country Ham Carving Station

Brandy Old Fashioned Mayo and Crusty Bread

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken with Kentucky Spoonfish Caviar

Smoked Jake’s Sausage

Gochujang Collard Greens

Copper & Kings Welcome Cocktail


Cast Iron Corn Bread with MisoSorghum Butter

**Contains: dairy

Smoked Potatoes and Morel Mushrooms with ScallionBourbon Barrel Soy Vinaigrette

**Contains: alliums

Pommeaux: Michigan Apple Juice and Eau de Vie, 3 yrs. bourbon barrel

Spring Pea Salad Steamed Bun with Kentucky Peas, Pickled Ramps, Charred Green Garlic, Dukes Mayonnaise, and Pickled Quail Egg

**Contains: alliums, dairy, and egg

Washington State Pear Brandy, 10 yrs. bourbon barrel

Freedom Run Farms Lamb Loin with Smoked Wiesenberger Grits, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Pickled Apricots, and Butchertown Mole

Blended Grape Brandy, 8 yrs. Willet Barrel


Burnt Banana Pudding with Smoked Wafers, Salted Chocolate, and Thyme

**Contains: dairy

8 yr old Grape Brandy, Cold Brew, Kentucky Sorghum

Related Info

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