Wish I were in town for this one…
The Anchor-OTR’s chef, Derek dos Anjos, and Cincinnati’s favorite mixologist, Molly Wellmann, are teaming up to prepare a multi-course meal paired with cocktails using Watershed Distillery’s hand crafted spirits.
The Anchor-OTR (theanchor-otr.com) opened in September 2012 on the northeast corner of the newly renovated Washington Park. The Anchor specializes in creative and fresh seafood: beach food classics such as hush puppies, oysters on the half shell, fish tacos, lobsters rolls and much more. The Anchor serves only the highest quality and sustainable seafood paired with hand crafted cocktails and carefully chosen eclectic wine and beer list.
Watershed Distillery (watersheddistillery.com) is one of the leaders in Ohio’s (and the country’s) micro-distillery renaissance. Founded in 2010 by Greg Lehman and Dave Rigo, Watershed started with their Four Peel Gin, a modern gin with aromatic botanicals, including citrus peel, coriander and allspice. Their Vodka is quadruple distilled to yield a light body and smooth drinkability. In 2012, Watershed introduced one of their most interesting and unique spirits: the Bourbon Barrel Gin – their four peel gin is aged for one year in bourbon barrels creating a complex and delicious product: a little bit gin, a little bit bourbon. Watershed’s Bourbon is made in small batches using a combination of corn, wheat, rye and an unusual ingredient – spelt – which gives the bourbon a unique flavor.
Since their creation, Watershed has been gaining recognition both here in Ohio and on the national stage. Molly Wellmann, who is co-owner of Japps, Neons and Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar and a newly published author of “Handcrafted Cocktails: The Mixologist’s guide to Classic Drinks, Morning, Noon and Night”, was also an early supporter of Watershed. In fact, she introduced Greg Lehman to the owners of The Anchor, Derek and Jocelyn dos Anjos. Almost immediately, they brainstormed on how to collaborate on an event involving all of their passions and expertise and to expose even more Cincinnatians to Watershed’s unique and delicious spirits.
The Watershed founders, Molly Wellmann and Chef Derek dos Anjos will be present at the cocktail dinner to chat with guests about their cocktails, spirits and food.
WHAT: A multi-course cocktail dinner prepared by chef Derek dos Anjos and paired with cocktails prepared by Molly Wellmann. Limited seating and thus RSVP is required. Call 513-421-8111
WHEN: Wednesday October 16, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
WHERE: The Anchor, 1401 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
COST: $75/person (gratuity and tax included)