Bourbon event at The Oxford

Posted by Andrea Weigl on March 27, 2014 

The Oxford is hosting a bourbon tasting with Charlotte Observer Food Editor Kathleen Purvis, author of “Bourbon,” one of the cookbooks in the Savor the South series, on April 4.

On April 4, The Oxford in downtown Raleigh is hosting Charlotte Observer Food Editor Kathleen Purvis for a bourbon tasting as part of the N.C. Literary Festival.

Purvis wrote “Bourbon,” one of the cookbooks in The Savor the South series from the University of North Carolina Press.

From 8-10 p.m. next Friday, the restaurant is offering a special menu with suggested bourbon tastings. The menu includes such pairings as pork belly, sweet potato gnocchi, sage, kale, Parmesan and a bourbon-vanilla gastrique, paired with Basil Hayden’s bourbon or pimento cheese mousse, rosemary crostini and bourbon-mushroom jelly paired with Maker’s 46. The food and the bourbon pairings are each priced a la carte.

The Oxford is at 319 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, 919-832-6622. Info:

To learn more about the literary festival, go to

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