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ENJOY A LUXURIOUS FOUR COURSE MEAL PAIRED WITH SELECT SCOTCH WHISKIES BY GLENFIDDICH
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY THE McINTOSH LAW FIRM
Come out to the beautiful and rustic May Davidson Hall at Historic Rural Hill on Thursday, June 2nd for a four course meal prepared by Executive Chef Steve Jordon of Bouk Catering. Each course will be paired with wonderful Scotch whiskies selected by Mitch Bechard, the Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador of the United States. In addition, each ticket holder will recieve a limited edition tasting glass courtesy of the McIntosh Law Firm!
Passed Hors D’oeuvre
Mini potato pancake topped with smoked Scottish salmon and pink peppercorn hollandaise
Lorne sausage with pickled beets, watermelon radishes, mirepoix and micro greens over whole grain mustard and parsnip puree
Roasted lamb shank over chanterelle and onion porridge with scotch spiked liqueur
Scottish pudding over caramel ice cream and warm butterscotch drizzle
Steve Jordan is a well-seasoned executive Chef, having earned a culinary degree from the prestigious Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, SC. Steve always likes to keep ginger, hot peppers, fois gras, and farm fresh vegetables on hand. Jordan first fell in love with food at a young age while visiting his grandparents’ farms filled with fresh fruits, vegetables and a variety of animals. There, he helped prepare meals by picking vegetables and herbs straight from the garden. Through his early days spent on the farms, he began to appreciate the flavor of good food and learned the importance and satisfaction of the farm to table philosophy. In preparing the eclectic dishes at BOUK Management restaurants, his primary focus is on the catering aspect of the business. Jordan draws from the vast culinary experience he has gained from working in some of the South’s most lauded restaurants and hosting some of the swankiest corporate and private catered events.
Mitch Bechard - Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador, United States
Hailing originally from Edinburgh, Glenfiddich brand ambassador Mitch Bechard fell in love with the Scotch Whisky industry at a young, albeit legal, age and has been pursuing that passion ever since. Born in Scotland, Mitch was fortunate enough to spend his youth traveling the globe with his family, during which time he developed the kind of wanderlust that would become a central part of his career. Beginning in 1990, he started to take his first steps into the world of food and drink, cutting his teeth in hotel management, as well as running restaurants and cocktail bars in places as far-flung as Portugal, England, Scotland and Australia, as he traveled the globe chasing his passion for the spirits industry.
The passion for whisky ultimately won out, when he landed a job as the whisky ambassador in the UK for the Diageo portfolio of whiskies. Able to focus his attentions on his love of Single Malt Scotches, his move took him to the US, to join William Grant & Sons as the Glenfiddich Ambassador; the world’s most awarded Single Malt Scotch whisky. During his 4 years in this position he works within the on- and off-premise to introduce new marques to whisky enthusiasts, and continues to share his love for single malts with consumers, whether they are new to the spirit or loyal Scotch drinkers.
In addition to being a self proclaimed whisky geek, Mitch enjoys golf, tennis, snowboarding, paddleboarding and most importantly spending time with his wife and 7 year old daughter.
The Rural Hill Scotch Dinner is a fundraising dinner for Historic Rural Hill, a non-profit historic site.
A SILENT AUCTION WILL ALSO BE TAKING PLACE THROUGHOUT THE EVENING TO BENEFIT HISTORIC RURAL HILL. WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL PARTICIPATE AND BID ON SOME WONDERFUL AND UNIQUE ITEMS!
When & Where
Historic Rural Hill
Historic Rural Hill is a private non-profit organization located in Huntersville, NC. We operate a 265 acre working farm that is owned by Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec. Rural Hill is a working farm, historic site, educational facility, nature preserve, and event site. We host events year round and many are fundraisers for the site that help us put on free community oriented events and educational programs for local schools. We also operate as the historic homestead of the Davidson family. We offer tours and living history to educate the community on the local history and we are open year round. We would love to have you visit us for one our events or to learn more about the sites history. We offer a wide variety of events, educational programs, living history experiences, and volunteer opportunities.