Sunday, May 5, 2019

Rat Pack Whiskey Dinner at Union Street Public House

The Rat PackFrank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop & Sammy Davis Jr. (c)

From our friends at Union Street Public House...

Whiskey Wednesday Four-Course Meal Salutes These Iconic Characters

Back in the 1960s, they were called “The Rat Pack" - Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop. Originally brought together in the home of Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall, they became known for their fast living, hard drinking and of course, their setting a standard in a certain style of legendary entertainment.

On May 22nd, beginning at 6:30 PM, Union Street Public House pays homage to The Rat Pack by presenting a Whiskey Wednesday Rat Pack dinner in the restaurant’s hidden Whiskey Bar. The menu includes Chef Jeremy Waybright’s modern takes on some throwback dishes paired with Jack Daniels cocktails, set to the sounds of Sinatra, Martin, and their pals. The four-course prix fixe dinner is priced at $79 including tax and gratuity.

The meal includes a Franks 75 - Jack Daniels No. 7, lemon, champagne and herbal bitters paired with Angels and Devils on Horseback - bacon wrapped Chesapeake oysters, horseradish cream, Almond and gorgonzola dolce stuffed dates, wrapped in lardo; followed by Sidecar to King Street - Gentleman Jack, Cointreau, House Sour with a Saccharum (sugarcane) rim paired with Shrimp Louie - verjus pickled shrimp, avocado, radish, deviled egg, Louis dressing, tomato bacon vinaigrette and saltine cracker; Lonesome Road Manhattan - Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, sweet vermouth and burlesque bitters with Quail Wellington - smoked quail, mushroom, pastry crust, veal reduction and creamed rapini; and finally, Shining Star Stinger - Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select, Brandy and mint served with Knickerbocker Glory - brown butter semifreddo, lemon malt waffle, berries, butterscotch, chocolate pearls and brown sugar whipped cream.

Union Street Public House is a blend of the historic and traditional. The Taproom and Grill Room, renovated in 1985, make up the main part of the restaurant. The Regatta Room and Whiskey Bar fill a more intimate section, housed in a building that dates to the late 1780s and was reportedly used as a meeting space by colonial merchants, including George Washington.

The restaurant is open Monday-Friday - Lunch from 11 AM until 3:00 PM; Dinner 5-10 PM; Saturday & Sunday Lunch/Brunch from 11 AM until 3:00 PM; Dinner 5 PM to 10 PM; Late Night Menu available daily. Happy Hour in the Taproom Monday-Friday from 3-7 PM. The Whiskey Bar opens at 5:00 PM Wednesday through Saturday. Private parties and special events in all rooms by appointment. For reservations and further information, please visit or call (703) 548-1785.