Old Liquors and Fine Dining: A Rare Vintage Liquor Tasting Event at Klaw Restaurant in Miami
As the sun set on the evening of February 18, 2023, an air of anticipation and elegance enveloped Klaw Restaurant, located within the historic Miami Women's Club building. The exclusive gathering of 24 esteemed guests from across the United States and Portugal had converged to indulge in a rare vintage liquor tasting by Old Liquors and a sumptuous four-course dinner curated by Klaw's renowned Executive Chef, Phil Campbell.
The Sophisticated Private Dining Room
Upon entering the private dining room, guests were immediately captivated by the amicable and convivial atmosphere. Conversations flowed like fine wine as attendees shared their passion for exquisite dining and refined spirits.
The Star of the Evening: 1792 Napoleon Madeira
The legendary 1792 Napoleon Madeira emerged as the star of the evening, captivating the guests with its rich history and fascinating connection to Napoleon Bonaparte. Expertly showcasing the curated collection of vintage cognac, armagnac, madeira, port, and rum, Bart Laming delighted the attendees with stories of the rarity and value of these exceptional liquors.
Notable selections included the Madeira 1870 Dr. Manuel Jose Vieira Sercial, Clos Rainaud Grande Reserve Cognac Rene Bouzianne 1848, Sherry 1820 Lord Digby, and Cognac 1811 Napoléon, among others.
Rooftop Bar Experience
As the evening unfolded, patrons were encouraged to carry their favorite bottles up to the rooftop bar for a second pour. The panoramic views of Biscayne Bay, coupled with a bespoke pouring table, further elevated the experience, providing a unique setting to savor these rare libations.
The Meticulously Designed Four-Course Menu
At the heart of the event was Chef Phil Campbell's meticulously designed four-course menu, which artfully paired each dish with the extraordinary liquors.
Bluefin Tuna Crudo
From the delicate Bluefin Tuna Crudo, accompanied by the Madeira 1850 Borges H.M. Sercial Dry and Cognac 1840 Hivert Pellevoisin,
Norwegian King Crab Cappelletti
to the indulgent Norwegian King Crab Cappelletti, enhanced by the Armagnac 1898 Fauchon,
and from the succulent Steak Duo, complemented by the Armagnac 1894 Pallas J. & J and Madeira 1830 Quinta de Serrado Malmsey,
Composed Cheese Course
to the rich Composed Cheese Course, paired with the Madeira 1842 Terrantez H.M. Borges and Port 1917 Real Companhia Vinicola, the harmony of flavors created a symphony on the palate that enthralled even the most discerning of guests.
Rolls Royce Sponsored the Event
Adding a touch of grandeur to the soirée, Rolls Royce sponsored the event, generously providing a fleet of luxury vehicles to chauffeur guests home at the end of the night.
The Enthusiastic Response
The enthusiastic response from attendees was palpable. Exclamations of "Sign me up for the next event!" and the chef's own admission, "I'm amazed by the taste of the drinks," echoed throughout the evening, a testament to the sheer magnificence of the affair.
Unforgettable Celebration of History, Artistry, and Luxury
The vintage liquor tasting and culinary experience at Klaw Restaurant was an unforgettable celebration of history, artistry, and luxury. With its fusion of old liquors
such as the legendary 1792 Napoleon Madeira, expertly crafted dishes, and the unrivaled elegance of the Miami Women's Club, this enchanting evening will undoubtedly be etched in the memories of its privileged attendees for years to come.
The vintage liquor tasting event at Klaw Restaurant in Miami was an exquisite evening of sophistication and luxury. The curated collection of rare liquors by Old Liquors and the expertly crafted dishes by Chef Phil Campbell made for an unforgettable culinary experience. The addition of the panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and the sponsorship by Rolls Royce elevated the event to an unparalleled level of opulence. The evening was a celebration of history, artistry, and luxury, leaving a lasting impression on all attendees.