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Citizen Public House to Hold First-Ever Cocktail Pairing Dinner

Richie Moe of Citizen Public House pops his bar cherry at the first-ever cocktail pairing dinner.
Richie Moe of Citizen Public House pops his bar cherry at the first-ever cocktail pairing dinner.
Zach Fowle

There's a first time for everything and I'm hoping if this event ends up being half as cool as it sounds, it won't be the last.

For one night only, on Thursday, July 28, Citizen Public House, the new restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale, is holding its first-ever cocktail pairing dinner. Matching the unique libation artistry of chief mixologist and partner, Richie Moe, bartender Kris Korf, and special guest Travis Nass of Rancho Pinot, with chef Bernie Kantak's flair for innovative American favorites, Citizen Public House will serve up an evening of six courses with cocktails, with each course being presented by one of the mixologists.

Oooh, methinks this one will sell out fast. See the full menu and find out how to make reservations after the jump.

Cocktail Pairing Dinner Menu Thursday, July 28

First Course Kumamoto oyster with tomato granite and micro basil Kris Korf: Absolut Ruby Red grapefruit vodka, fresh grapefuit juice, spicy tomato water, fresh cracked pepper, finished with basil oil Second Course Tea smoked scallop with cauliflower puree, almond and golden raisin Travis Nass: Beefeater 24, hum botanical liqueur, Velvet Falernum, lemon juice, Earl Grey tea, Absolut Wild Tea rinse, smoked sugar, garnished with lemon peel and nutmeg Third Course Tom yum namkhon with gulf rock shrimp and tangerine lace Richie Moe: Malibu Black, Absolut Citron, limoncello & house sour mix - poured over a frozen citrus meringue with lemon zest

Fourth Course Cider brined Berkshire pork belly with blackberry compote and white grits Kris Korf: Jameson Irish whiskey, vanilla-ginger Demerara simple syrup, Applejack, lemon juice, blackberry ash rim, garnished with lemon super peel and blackberries Fifth Course Veal short ribs with cognac demi-glace, saffron risotto and gremolata Travis Nass: Martell Cognac, Amaro bitter, Green Chartreuse, blood orange liquor, gin rinse, garnished with flamed orange peel

Sixth Course A unique treat from Tracy Dempsey Originals Richie Moe: The Glenlivet 12yr, hot water, steamed milk with fresh shaved almonds, served with Sandeman tawny port & maple-syrup-salted butter popsicle

The Citizen Public House cocktail pairing dinner is Thursday, July 28. The cost is $65 per person and includes all six courses and cocktails. Reservations are required. To make yours, call 480-398-4208.

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