Lately, the trend in food seems to be “back to basics” with a modern twist. Culver City’s eatery Muddy Leek is doing just that. And now, this restaurant is pairing with neighboring businesses to present a unique drinking and dining event that calls back to progressive dinners!

“Not Your Grandmother’s Progressive Dinner, is the product of Muddy Leek partnering with the Koplin Del Rio Gallery and Bar & Garden. Taking place on Wednesday, October 9, this event was launched in support of the re-emergence of Culver City’s art walk scene.

Beginning at 6 pm at Muddy Leek, start the evening with a cocktail created by the restaurant’s resident Beverage Director, Sara Kay Godot. Called the Kafka, it features Corsair Whiskey made from quinoa topped with Green Bar Poppy Liqueur and a dash of orange zest water, accented with a delicious ice sphere infused with ginger syrup, orange blossom water and lemon thyme. The cocktails will also be supported by hors d’œuvres crafted by Muddy Leek’s Chef Whitney Flood. The hors d’œuvres include Lamb Merguez on crostini with garlic aioli; Quinoa Fritters and grated apple Kosho; Cornbread with roast zucchini, goat cheese and lemon; Spiced Chicken Liver Mousse and five-spice cracker; and Orange Dusted Sweet Potato Fries.

At 7:30, head to the Koplin Del Rio Gallery to take in some art, more snacks and another cocktail. This time it’s The Bitter Virgin – a blend of Homestead Bourbon, Cardamaro, orange bitters and a cherry. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the liquor as well as the art.

Then, at Bar & Garden at 8:30, you’ll have your final course. Muddy Leek will be sharing their world famous Chocolate Truffles that will be paired with Bar & Garden’s Quinta do Tedo Port.

$38; October 9, 6 pm; dinner is limited to a total of 40 people; 8631 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA  90230; 310.838.2281

Photo Credit:  Courtesy of Muddy Leek

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