Ruse X Albi: Night in the Garden in St. Michael’s @ St. Michael's Maryland
Jun 1 @ 7:00 PM – 11:59 PM

In collaboration with, and in support of the emerging scholars program, the Erkiletian family (owners of The Wildset Hotel & Ruse) are hosting an intimate evening at their family farm in St. Michaels, Maryland, this June.

Dinner will be prepared in the garden by MICHELIN Star Chef Michael Rafidi of Albi in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with Chef Michael Correll of Ruse in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Tickets include a one night stay at Wildset, artisan cocktail house and hors d’oeuvres, tasting menu prepared by Chef MIchael Rafidi and Michael Correll, wine pairing by sommelier William Simons and Allie Balin, after dinner fireside cocktails, a donation to Emerging Scholars, an organization that is near to the hearts of the Erkiletian family.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Uncle Nearest Whiskey Dinner and Cigar Tasting @ Fairmont Courtyard
Jun 30 @ 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is pleased to announce its second annual whiskey pairing dinner with Uncle Nearest Whiskey* on Friday, June 30 beginning at 5:30pm.  Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Master Blender Victoria Eady Butler will conduct whiskey tastings.

            Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo, Executive Sous Chef Jason Rowley and Sous Chef Edward Agnew will create a three-course culinary feast prepared to complement delicious cocktails curated by Fairmont’s mixologists with Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey.

The reception begins in the courtyard with canapés and a “Pretty as a Peach” cocktail made with Uncle Nearest, peaches and Angostura bitters.

          The three-course dinner begins at 6:00pm:

First Course – Jalapeño honey polenta bread

Smoked oyster spinach, bacon, local cheese / raw on half shell mignonette/ Memphis fried oyster whiskey pickle

Mustard greens grilled baby carrot, pickled strawberry, cherry tomato/ fennel frond/ smoked apricot vinaigrette

Beal Street Gold Cocktail

Uncle Nearest Rye, Domaine de Canton, honey syrup, lemon


Entrée – Jumbo shrimp, whiskey lime glaze

Hickory smoked brisket, Uncle Nearest BBQ

Smoked tomahawk, herb roasted garlic butter

Sous vide short rib, Cherry and chili vinaigrette

Beer brined wild turkey, peach whiskey BBQ


Side Dishes – Grilled spring asparagus

Baby sunburst squash

Sautéed wild mushroom


Smoky Mountain Café Cocktail

Uncle Nearest 1884, Espresso, Kahlua, Frangelico

Dessert – Chocolate whiskey cigar, raspberry dust

4.3 Whiskey Tasting

Uncle Nearest 1856, Uncle Nearest 1884, Uncle Nearest Rye


                        At 7:30pm, guests will retire to the courtyard’s cigar lounge to relax while enjoying a cigar tasting.

            An evening with Uncle Nearest, including reception, dinner and cigar is $250 per person including tax and gratuity.  Additional cocktails, wine, beer and cigars will be available for purchase.  For reservations, please email wdc.courtyardevents.dl@fairmont.com or visit Eventbrite tickets

Overnight accommodations are available on June 30 starting from $249 including complimentary valet parking for one vehicle and a special amenity.  For reservations, please visit www.fairmont.com/washingtonand use promo code – PTEH.

*Nearest Green, affectionately nicknamed Uncle Nearest by his friends and family in Lynchburg, Tennessee, is the world’s first known African American master distiller. Nearest is credited with helping perfect the globally recognized Lincoln County Process, which is the defining distinction between Kentucky Bourbon from Tennessee Whiskey. This unique filtering of whiskey through sugar maple charcoal was named after the county where Nearest lived and made his highly regarded whiskey.

Nearest Green Distillery, a 323-acre Tennessee walking horse farm that has been dubbed by the press as “Malt Disney World,” was purchased in 2017 by Uncle Nearest, Inc. and opened for public tours in 2019. https://unclenearest.com/

The Courtyard Bar offer cocktails and bites on Monday through Friday from 2pm until 10pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 11am until 10pm.  Featured bubbles include; 15 varieties of champagne and sparkling wine, 13 types of sparkling and still Rosé and 36 brands of gin, including Fairmont’s very own gin. The team worked with One Eight Distilling, located right here in D.C’s Ivy City neighborhood to create Untitled Gin No. 6.

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