Ida Claire Hosts Pairing Dinner with Excellent Texas Whiskey

Thursday 12th, August 2021 / 16:38 Written by
Ida Claire Hosts Pairing Dinner with Excellent Texas Whiskey

Ida Claire Hosts Dinner Featuring Whiskeys from Balcones Distilling in Texas

Ida Claire, a Southern-inspired restaurant, partners with Waco-based distilling company for five-course dinner featuring craft cocktails and whiskeys on August 24.

This innovative Southern influenced restaurant is inviting San Antonians to enjoy an intimate evening comprised of chef-inspired food and hand-selected cocktails and whiskeys from Balcones Distilling.

Ida Claire

On Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m., Ida will host a one-of-a-kind pairing dinner featuring drinks crafted and Distilled to Appreciate by the iconic Texas spirits company, Balcones Distilling. The prix-fixe menu includes:

First Course

  • Crostini – Herbed goat cheese crostini and apricot salsa
  • Baby’s Got the Blues – Balcones Baby Blue, Ancho Reyes, lemon, fresh corn juice and brown sugar apricot simple

Second Course

  • Seared Scallops – Marcona almonds, fried capers and apple cider glaze
  • Balcones Pot Still Bourbon – Yellow chartreuse, lavender bitters, citrus-infused honey and Yellow Rose IPA

Third Course

  • Heirloom Tomato Salad – Heirloom tomato and grilled corn salad, shaved fennel, feta crouton and sorghum vinaigrette
  • Rumble and Tumble – Balcones Rumble, Balcones Rum, extracted delicious apples, fresh lime juice, and tiki and plum bitters
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Fourth Course

  • Crispy Port Cutlet – Brown butter, pimento dressing, arugula
  • Brim Adventures – Balcones Brimstone, Alpina Walnut liqueur, Campari, ava cachaca and burlesque bitters

Fifth Course

  • Roasted New York Striploin – Herbed grit cake and butter-poached asparagus
  • Nutty Fashion – Balcones Rye, Amaro Montenegro, orange-Infused simple, and orange and angostura bitters


  • Mascarpone Cheesecake – Glazed nectarine
  • Balcones Single Malt Barrel Pick – Served Neat

Tickets for this event are $110 per person including tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling Ida at 210.667.2145 or emailing

Ida Claire – South of Ordinary

An intriguing, southern-inspired destination for relaxing suppers and slow weekend brunching, as well as a meeting hub for business breakfast, lunches, and happy hours. Ida lives at 7300 Jones Maltsberger Road in San Antonio. Learn more about her at or email her at

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