Old Major was one of twenty-five restaurants in the country to receive a special pig from Templeton Rye as part of their Heritage Pork Project. The “Templeton Pig” is part of the heritage breed pigs fed a diet using spent Templeton Rye mash. On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Old Major will be hosting a Templeton Tuesday party to celebrate and enjoy the “Templeton Pig”. No other restaurant in Denver received the coveted whiskey-pig honor!
The Templeton Rye Heritage Pork Project stemmed from the close association to agriculture and livestock in Iowa. More and more, people want as much information as is available about the food they are eating – including its history and the path it took from origin to plate. As a group who appreciates both flavor and quality, the folks at Templeton Rye thought it would interesting to bring to market a selection of heritage breed pigs fed a diet using spent Templeton Rye mash.
Templeton Tuesday consists of three courses and three cocktail pairings . The menu includes:
- Course #1 - Pork Terrine with Petite Herb Salad - Templeton Rye Whiskey Shot
- Course #2 - Roast Pork BBQ Plate with Templeton BBQ dipping sauce - served with whiskey baked beans, potato salad and slaw - Templeton Rye Crafted Cocktail
- Course #3 - Pretzel Bread Pudding with Templeton Caramel - Templeton Rye Milkshake
The Templeton Tuesday dinner is $55(plus tax and gratuity) for dinner, cocktails, and the celebration. Reservations can be made online at http://oldmajordenver.com/reservations or by calling 720-420-0622