“Private club.” The phrase just wreaks of stuffiness. We rarely hear people call the Club at Wingtip stuffy, and if we did, it would break our hearts. Usually, and certainly on our best days, the words “accessible” and “comfy” are used to describe the environment upstairs. Certainly, when it comes to a dress code, amongst private… Read more »
Last Thursday, Wingtip club members were treated to an impromptu duet between two heavyweights of the craft ham scene: strips of glistening Jamon Iberico and drams of Iberico Mezcal de Pechuga. Chef Matt Paine carved slivers of the stuff [below] and Wingtip specialty food purveyor Matt Gill told us more about this finest of hams.
Wingtip had the distinct pleasure of hosting the San Francisco chapter of Red Bar for their latest meet-up. The group of watch collectors visited our recently-renovated wine cave, and, in between sips of Balvenie and Glenfiddich, the eagle-eyed fanatics perused each other’s collections. Featured guest Michael Pearson, North America director of Bremont Chronometers, showed off the wares of the five-year-old watch brand, which fused Swiss Aviation watch tradition with UK style. The custom watchbands by Johnny Straps also had the crowd ogling. See the gallery after the jump.
We here at Wingtip strive to do things in a certain traditional way. We make Manhattans the way they have always been made. We make Old Fashioneds the old fashioned way. We drink beer from mugs and whisky from Glencairn glasses. So when I was tasked with putting the Tuxedo Cocktail #2 on the menu I dug deep into my brain to recall the recipe of this great Martini variation.
“WhistlePig let me do a lot of bizarre things,” recalls Master Distiller Dave Pickerell while introducing the WhistlePig Old World Series to a table of guests at Wingtip on a recent Friday night. “Without knowing if it was going to be any good or not, we just loaded up a bunch of barrels. [Then] I went to the bartender community, because I believe in their pulse. The first round of responses was, The two sherry finishes are nice, but they’re not on par with the other three. So we set those aside [and] started to focus on the Sauternes, the Madeira, and the Port finishes.”
I love conversation. I love reading. And I love TV. I like good comedy, great drama, live sports, and the news. So there are times when I prefer to be kept up-to-the-minute with current events on TV, and there are times when I prefer to be present with company without the distraction of a TV (or, often, multiple TVs).
“The Man Within”: Churchill Book Launch with Author Alison Carlson and Special Guest Randolph Churchill
Last Thursday, Randolph Churchill, great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, joined a cadre of Wingtip history buffs at an intimate lunch celebrating the release of Alison Carlson’s Winston Churchill coffee-table book, “The Man Within.”
The Club celebrated Ian Fleming’s 107th birthday this past Saturday night. We did have a guest or two wonder why he was not in attendance, but we suspect it had something to do with him passing away in 1964. To keep the theme fresh each year, we’re working through the movies in chronological order, with last year’s party celebrating Dr. No and this year’s party all about From Russia with Love.
The Club held it’s fifth annual Kentucky Derby party on Saturday. To say that members and guests took their responsibility to dress up for the party seriously would be an understatement. So much seersucker, linen, madras, and as one member put it: “hats for days.” The menu featured $5 mint juleps paired with country ham… Read more »
We are thrilled to invite you to this Friday’s Valhalla Dinner, hosted by Highland Park’s Brand Ambassador, Martin Daraz.
Let’s just say, this is a BIG deal for scotch drinkers and foodies, alike.
For this one special night, eat like valkyries, gods and goddesses as we toast to Thor, Loki, Freya and Odin, the four rare expressions of the Highland Park Valhalla Collection. In fact, three of these expressions are no longer available for purchase, making this an extraordinary opportunity to be in the presence of greatness.