Does your pulse accelerate when you set eyes on a sleek, sexy model? We’re talking cars here, and when it comes to streamlined racers, Porsche comes to mind. For Father’s Day, consider combining dad’s passion for fast cars and motor sports with fine dining and world class whiskey at the Porsche Experience Center in Carson, CA (Los Angeles).
Satisfy your appetite for speed and whiskey on Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. when the iconic brands Porsche and Macallan meet for an exclusive dinner. Embark on an unforgettable exploration of one of the world’s truly great Scotch whisky distillers through an innovative, five-course menu from Restaurant 917 Executive Chef Matt Lee. Each course will be paired with one of The Macallan‘s world-renowned single-malt Scotch whiskeys.
Restaurant 917’s sleek and modern setting echoes Porsche’s world-class design aesthetic and offers a truly unique dining experience with stunning views of the driver development track.
♦Alaskan King Crab
green curry, dragon fruit, swarnadwipa butter, coriander
Macallan Double Cask 12
smoked parmesan reggiano, english peas, glazed carrots, brown butter, jamon broth
Macallan Edition No. 2
Green Apple Mint Sorbet
♦Snake River Farms Wagyu (Gold Label New York)
baby summer squash, currant tomatoes, sherry-glazed cipollini onions, port reduction
Macallan Sherry Oak 18
♦New Zealand Elk Tenderloin
vanilla parsnip purée, glazed salsify, wild rocket, brandied cherries Macallan Fine Oak 17
♦White Chocolate Crémeux
almond sponge cake, grilled peaches
Macallan Rare Cask
Dinner is $250 per person (including pairings, tax, and tip); to reserve your seat, call (310) 527-0917.
Restaurant 917 is named for the Porsche 917, the race car that gave Porsche its first overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971. Renowned for its high speeds and high power outputs, the 917 is one of the most iconic sports racing cars of all time, and became a movie star with Steve McQueen at the wheel in his 1971 film Le Mans.
If the Porsche Macallan whiskey dinner isn’t in the cards, know that sports and racing race car enthusiasts can visit the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles any day. Experience Center hours are 8 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and driving programs begin at 9:00 a.m. Porsche delivers a heart-pounding driving experience and visitors to the Porsche Experience Center can embolden their inner race car driver on the longest track in the U.S. For more details visit the Porsche Experience Center website.
Drivers are able to pilot the latest Porsche models through driving modules meant to demonstrate the power, responsiveness, and safety at the core of Porsche engineering. The Experience Center also offers event spaces, state-of-the-art driving simulators and a retail store with exclusive PEC branded merchandise that all live up to the Porsche standard.
Disclosure: I am the racer in our family and visited Restaurant 917 at the Porsche Experience Center for dinner during the LA Food Bowl. I received no compensation for this post, but am determined to drive that track soon. Maybe Mother’s Day next year? *hint, hint*