Spirits & Stogies, a Wednesday tradition at Top of Newport at Hotel Viking, announces its 2016 lineup of spirits, stogies and food pairings.

So head to the Top of Newport on Wednesdays for a special dining experience. Featuring a weekly spirit and cigar selection, as well as educational discussion of those selections by guest industry professionals along with a three courses paired by Chef Barry Correia. Reservations suggested, available from 6-9pm, price is $47 per person not including tax or gratuity.

Reservations: (401) 848-4813

May 18

Arugula grilled fennel, red pepper vinaigrette
Grilled flank steak with scotch butter
Pecan crunch cheesecake

Spirits:
Scotch – Bunnahabhain, Bunnahabhain 12, Bunnahabhain Toiteach

Stogies:
La Palina Red Label Gordoa cigar full of flavor and not of strength. The silky Ecudorian wrapper keeps the Nicaraguan tobacco performing in unison. Perfect fr a night out, delicate spice with a creamy rich smoke.

May 25

Grilled romaine, sardines, cumin dressing, toasted pinenuts
Braised short ribs with drunken cherries, garlic mash potatoes, julienne carrots
Scotch soaked pound cake, raspberry compote, fresh whipped cream

Spirits:
Scotch – Deanston, Deanston 12 year, Deanston Virgin Oak

Stogies:
Cake Walk by Caldwell Cigars – This cigar offers exotic flavors on your palate. Caldwell uses a Connecticut hybrid wrapper.

June 1

Apple brie turnover, toasted pecans
Grilled duck breast, cognac fingerlings, braised greens
Chocolate Mousse Cake

Spirits:
Cognac – Hennessy, Hennessy VSOP, Hennessy XO

Stogies:
Boston Cigar Factory Live Hand rolled cigars with Jack Keating

June 8

Caesar Salad
Rabbit ragout with wild mushrooms, Parmesan Romano
Chocolate chip cannoli

Spirits:
Scotch – The Dalmore 12 Year, The Dalmore 15 year, The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve

Stogies:
Senorial Toro Bravo – Senorial utilizes a Habano seed wrapper from Ecuador. The filler is piloto Cubano and corjo aged for 3 years. Hings of sweet and spicy flavor near the end.

June 15

Spinach, apple, bacon salad, whiskey vinaigrette
Pecan Statler chicken, Irish cream sauce, minted orzo, grilled asparagus
Croissant Pudding with whiskey sauce

Spirits:
Whiskey – Jameson Black Barrel, Jameson Cask Mates, Jameson 18 year

Stogies:
Boston Cigar Factory Live Hand rolled cigars with Jack Keating

June 22

Frisee, radicchio salad, grilled figs, paneer cheese, citrus vinaigrette
Whiskey glazed baby back ribs, molasses backed beans, mini corn muffin
Hazelnut Torte with sweet whiskey cream frosting

Spirits:
Whiskey – Jura Origin, Jura Superstition, Jura Brooklyn

Stogies:
J Grotto Anniversary T-650 – Anniversary uses a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper for extra fuller stronger cigar. With notes of white pepper and black coffee and secondary hints of spice.

June 29

Spinach salad, caramelized onion, fire roasted peppers, sherry vinaigrette
Grilled pub steak, purple mashed, scotch butter green beans
Strawberry Scotchcake

Spirits:
Scotch – Glenmorangie 10 year, Glenmorangie Lasanta, Glenmorangie Ruban

Stogies:
Imperia Fundador – Imperia uses a Dominican, Havana, Vuelta Arriba wrapper leaf, dark chocolate brown and oily to the touch. Notes of medium roast coffee with increasing notes of red pepper and citrus.

July 6

Stuffed lamb meatball pomodoro
Grilled shrimp ala Vodka
Spumoni Ice Cream, chocolate sauce

Spirits:
Bourbon – Maker’s Mark, Makers Cask Strength, Makers 46

Stogies:
Debonaire Toro – This cigar features a strong, pleasant, fermented tobacco aroma. With hints of dried plum and opening up the flavor to cocoa sweetness finished with spicy white pepper note.

July 13

Roasted fingerling salad, crispy Canadian bacon
Slow roasted St Louis ribs, scotch baked beans, grilled corn on the cob
Butterscotch Mousse

Spirits:
Scotch – Oh Canada Lot 40, Oh Canada Pike Creek, Oh Canada JP Wisers Rye

Stogies:
Nat Sherman #660 – Large eye catching cigar box pressed with a dark wrapper. The pre-light aroma is mild with bouquet of floral and dried fruit. Finishes with a woody and spicy taste.

July 20

Grilled figs, and mozzarella, strawberry balsamic
Whiskey B.B.Q Cornish Hen ½, Schonfarber corn mash potatoes, French green beans
Blueberry Shortcake

Spirits:
Whiskey – Sons of Liberty Uprising, Sons of Liberty Battle Cry, Sons of Liberty Hop Flavored Whiskey

Stogies:
Boston Cigar Factory Live Hand rolled cigars with Jack Keating

July 27

Cajun shrimp cocktail
Course Black Sea bass, roasted tomatoes, salted capers grilled fennel, broccoli slaw, jasmine rice
Fruit tart

Spirits:
Scotch – Chivas Extra, TLG Oloroso, Arbelour

Stogies:
My Father El Centurian – Amazing eye appeal, classic feel with a box pressed shape. The wrapper is very silky with hints of cocoa.

August 3

Grilled Endive salad, picked cauliflower, red onion, IPA vinaigrette
Beer Battered Fish n chips, coleslaw
Porter Cheesecake

Spirits:
Beer – Goose Island Beer Tap Takeover

Stogies:
Air Binder by LFD – a full bodied blend. Estate grown with a Dominican filler and binder, Habano wrapper.

August 10

Grilled watermelon salad, arugula, feta, honey scotch vinagrette
Bison Burger, smoked gouda, wild mushrooms, truffle frites, pickle
Scotch Blondies

Spirits:
TGL Nadurra 16, Arberlour Abunada, Redbreast Cask Strength

Stogies:
La Historia by EPC – Impressive box pressed cigar with light and dark fruit like notes with a draw that is very creamy. The spices are intense when inhaled through the nose very nice hint of nuttiness and cocoa flavour.

August 17

Purple Vichyssoise
Bourbon glazed country pork ribs, Pancetta potato salad, corn on the cob
Chocolate Chip Mouse bourbon cream

Spirits:
Bourbon – Bulleit Bourbon, Bulleit Rye, Bulleit 10 year

Stogies:
Boston Cigar Factory Live hand rolled cigars with Jack Keating

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