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

Executive Chef, Spirits Michael Showers
High West Distillery, Wanship, UT

VP, Master Distiller Brendan Coyle
High West Distillery, Wanship, UT

Beverage Director Holly Booth
High West Distillery, Wanship, UT

High West Distillery, located in the Wasatch-Uinta Mountains just outside of Park City, Utah, was named “Distiller of the Year” in 2016 by Whiskey Advocate, America’s leading whiskey magazine. Join this intimate dinner highlighting the art and craft of the distillery, with superb cocktails and library spirits to complement the elegant mountain haute cuisine.

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

Mishima Wagyu and Pickled Daikon

Curried Egg Salad, Smoked Dukes Mayo and Osetra Caviar

Washington Coast Oyster and Fermented Pineapple


Milk Rolls with Three Butters

Duck Egg Yolk Raviolo with Malted Barley and Rye Dashi

14 yr. Light Whiskey

Celeriac, White Asparagus, and Smoked Trout Roe

Very Rare 12 yr. Old Rye

Breast of Squab with Foie Gras, Tahini, Currants, and Rye Wafers

21 yr. Rocky Mountain Rye

Pacific Sea Bass with Fines Herbes, Jus au Mer, and Pioppino Mushrooms

Rocky Mt. Elk “ala carbon” with Huitlacoche, Anson Mills Corn Grits, and Sauce Birria

Campfire Barrel Select, Rum Finish

Spruce Canneles with Drakes Farm Goats Milk Cajeta and Gelato

MWND Act 9 in Cocktail Form

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