The real Jack Daniel died 99 years ago, not of alcohol poisoning, which would have been somewhat poetic, but rather, of blood poisoning. He forgot the combination to his safe, kicked it, then his toe got infected and he died. Clearly, if I'd lived back then, I would have died of something pretty stupid too. But doctors and medicine have improved since then, and fortunately, so has food.

So rather than drinking a shot of Jack with that new-fangled invention “canned tuna”, tomorrow at Villa Sorriso in Pasadena you can drink it with a 4-course tasting menu including things like roasted pear wrapped with prosciutto and sage. The dinner will feature a different Jack Daniel's beverage to pair with each course, and all combined it will set you back $60 a person.

See the full menu after the jump.

Villa Sorriso, 168 West Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, (626) 793-8008‎. Dinner With Jack, March 24th.


First Course

Roasted pear wrapped with prosciutto and sage

w/ Original Old No. 7

Second Course

Baby spring medley greens, dried cranberries, toasted pinenuts, aged balsamic vinaigrette and caramelized goat cheese

w/ Gentleman Jack

Main Course

(Choice of)

Grilled filet mignon, topped with demi-glace, served with gratin potatoes, baby vegetables and a caramelized onion and Gorgonzola tart


John Dory filet with lobster Sauce, herbed risotto and baby vegetables

w/ Single Barrel


Warm bread pudding with bananas and pecans, topped with a Jack Daniel's whiskey sauce

w/ Woodford

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