Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point is hosting a special Frank Sinatra tribute dinner in honor of the legendary performer. Held in conjunction with Old Saybrook’s Seaside Wine and Spirits on Friday, March 3, this creative Jack Daniel’s Family of Whiskey Dinner honors the iconic performer’s special relationship with the forerunner location during the property’s 1960s heydays when Sinatra and his “Rat Pack” were regulars at the Terra Mar Hotel & Yacht Basin, where Sinatra kept his boat and entertained friends on a regular basis. According to one newspaper, it was rumored that Sinatra was going to buy the Terra Mar. The hotel was raided twice for illegal gambling and finally shut down in 1980, owing a large tax debt. Louis and Mary Tagliatela then purchased the unoccupied and dilapidated hotel at auction, and nine years later, the Terra Mar was replaced with Saybrook Point Inn.
The Jack Daniel’s Family of Whiskey Dinner will feature a robust selection of single barrel whiskey and rye by one of America’s most iconic distilleries, expertly paired with a hearty selection of fresh seafood, steaks and poultry creatively prepared by Saybrook Point’s talented Private Event and Banquet Chef Bill Titus and Fresh Salt Chef d’ Cuisine Gesé Rodriguez. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres featuring Crabmeat Salad-Sweet Potato Pancake, Assorted Sushi, and Braised Pork Belly with green tomato jam served with a Jacked-Up Cider Cocktail.
The five-course whiskey dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. featuring Ceviche Tartare Duo with Scallop-Tuna Citrus Sauce paired with Gentleman Jack, followed by Lamb T-Bone with Lentil Croquette, Trumpet Mushrooms and Marsala Glace paired with Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select. The third and fourth course feature Almond-Crusted Black Pearl Salmon with Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Stack paired with Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Roast Loin of Venison with Celery Root-Cauliflower Puree, Pear Chutney and Brussel Sprout Leaves paired with Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye. The evening concludes with a Black Jack Cake served with a warm malted barley-dusted pretzel paired with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Sauce.
Seaside Wine and Spirits from Old Saybrook will be in attendance, and guests can place orders for their favorite whiskey of the evening at specially reduced prices. The Jack Daniel’s Family of Whiskey Dinner at Saybrook Point’s Fresh Salt is $94/person plus tax and service charge. Reservations are necessary and may be made by calling the Fresh Salt reservations line at 860-339-1318
About Saybrook Point
Situated along the picturesque shores of historic Old Saybrook, Connecticut, Saybrook Point features a collection of 100 elegantly-appointed guestrooms, a rejuvenating full-service SANNO spa, and casual fine dining restaurant Fresh Salt, as well as a unique waterside Lighthouse Suite. In addition, the historic Three Stories and Tall Tales luxury guesthouses offer exquisite rooms that convey the story of famous local residents. The pristine Saybrook Point Marina, a landmark boating destination conveniently located at the mouth of the Connecticut River, serves as a focal point for the Inn. More information is available at www.saybrook.com.