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CommonWealth Scotch Dinner

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Editorial Review

So far, the focus on Columbia Heights's CommonWealth Gastropub has been on the food (mmmm… marrow and pork) and the English beers. Tonight, though, the focus turns to another beverage from the British isles: Single Malt Scotch. The restaurant's special dinner pairs four courses of food paired with six glasses of single malt. The tasty butcher's plate is joined with a smoky 14-year-old from Oban, and Scotch eggs with a 14-year from Clynelish. A main course of steak and oyster pie gets two very different accompaniments: a peaty 10-year Talisker, from the Isle of Skye, in the northwest, and a 12-year Caol Ila from Islay. Master of Whisky John Heffernan is your guide for the evening. Dinner begins at 6:30, and the $60 fee doesn't include tax or tip. Reservations are strongly suggested.

-- Fritz Hahn (February 2009)