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Bourbon & Low Country Dinner at the Bistro on the Boulevard Highlights Local Purveyors, Unique Bourbons

On Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30pm, the Bistro on the Boulevard is hosting their first Bourbon & Low Country Dinner, celebrating southern flavors and traditions in a curated 5 course experience. 

“We are proud to bring our variation on low country foods to the Michigan lakeshore, inspired by the warmth we crave in this season,” said Cheyenne Galbraith, Executive Chef of the Bistro on the Boulevard. “In early 2016, James [Galbraith, Sous Chef] and I explored Louisville, and were inspired by Chef Edward Lee and his transformation of classic southern foods. As this evening’s menu developed, we honed into those “low country” flavors. Bourbon is the natural pairing to elevate these, and provided us a chance to bring the full scope of the low country to St. Joseph.”

The crafted celebration of southern foods pays homage to both Cheyenne and James Galbraith’s Michigan roots. The siblings are continuing to utilize local pasture-raised Mangalitsa hogs, from 1936 Meadowbrook Farm (AWA Approved) in Benton Harbor. From Three Oaks, the first bourbon course pairs Journeyman Distillery’s Featherbone bourbon with shrimp n’ grits, a recognized favorite of the low country. 

Additional bourbon pairings include Mitchers Small Batch (Louisville, KY), Old Fitzgerald Larceny (Louisville, KY), Orphan Barrel Rhetoric (Tullahoma, TN), and Hudson’s Baby Bourbon (Gardiner, NY). Lambrecht’s Liquor Store in St. Joseph, MI worked in close partnership with chefs and maitre d’ Samer Badreddine to pair and source the sought-after bourbons. 

Menu items offer upscale twists on traditional low country tastes, like shrimp n’ grits, green tomato soup, cornmeal catfish, hoppin’ john, and oatmeal chess pie. For a full menu and description, please visit our Facebook event

The dinner, held only on February 2nd at 6:30pm, is limited to 30 seats, due to limited availability of bourbons and specialty ingredients. The cost is $70 per person with advanced reservation (no day-of sales available). Seats may be reserved by calling the Bistro on the Boulevard at (269) 983-3882