by AMANDA RICHARDSON with contribution from Desiree͐ Kinker
photos by AMANDA RICHARDSON of Amanda Loren Studios
Step Back in Time and Savor the Spirit
Have you ever wanted to turn back the clock and be in simpler times? If you’ve ever wandered down Main Street Mooresville, chances are you’ve spotted that familiar corner restaurant – the legendary Epic Chophouse. Although they are known for their unmatched service, exceptional value and exquisite food, during the month of September, a truly magical experience awaits you within those charming walls. Step inside and let Chef Phil and his team take you on a divine tasting journey, as they raise their glasses to Bourbon Heritage Month.
A Culinary Soiree: The Monday MASHup
Picture this: It’s a crisp September evening, and you find yourself nestled in the heart of Mooresville, where the past seamlessly blends with the present. The Epic Chophouse sets the stage for the Monday MASHup – a weekly rendezvous that brings together the stewards of bourbon and the enthusiasts of fine dining. Patrons will gather to celebrate their love for this amber nectar, sipping and savoring carefully crafted bourbon cocktails that pay homage to tradition while enjoying specially paired appetizers such as Shrimp & Goat Cheese Flatbread with Bourbon Glaze, Salmon Burnt Ends with Bourbon Syrup Drizzle or Bourbon Cream Philly Shaved Beef over Crisp Potato Slices.
Journey through Flavor: Weekly Bourbon Flights
Epic Chophouse’s dedication to celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month knows no bounds. As the sun dips below the horizon, signaling the beginning of another week, the Weekly Bourbon Flights take center stage. Guided by seasoned bourbon stewards, these flights offer an exploration of distinct bourbons, each with its own story to tell. From the fiery embrace of high-rye selections to the velvety smoothness of aged classics, every sip uncovers a new layer of complexity and character. These are also paired with weekly Bourbon Bites, a culinary delight featuring options like Bourbon Candied Bacon, Crab Bites with Bourbon Dip and Baby Back Stack of Pork Ribs with Blue Cheese Slaw.
A Southern Elegance: Bourbon Dinner featuring Southern Distilling Co.
The pinnacle of Epic Chophouse’s Bourbon Heritage Month celebration comes in the form of a sumptuous Bourbon Dinner on September 19th. With a spotlight on Southern Distilling, an emblem of the region’s rich bourbon legacy, this exclusive dining experience promises an evening of unrivaled indulgence. All guests will receive a tour of Southern Distillery’s state-of-the-art distillery located in Statesville. Each guest will also have the chance to win a Paragon Cask Strength Single Barrel Wheated Straight Bourbon bottle signed by the owner of Southern Star Distillery.
The dining experience will be as epic as the drinks with a four-course dinner that will delight even the most discerning palettes. The first course will feature Smoked Lobster Tail with Fresno Pepper Drawn Butter and a Zucchini Fritter paired with a Pomegranate Sour Double Rye Bourbon Whiskey, followed by Roast Apple & Cranberry Stuffed Quail with a Truffle Potato Straw Nest paired with a Zen Old Fashioned Hunting Creek Straight Rye Whiskey. To enjoy these and the rest of the unparalleled dinner courses for this magical culinary experience, register for this special event at epicchophouse.com/reserve-bourbondinner.
Epic Chophouse: Where the Culinary Legacy Lives On
In the heart of Mooresville, where the past meets the present and Main Street holds its secrets, Epic Chophouse stands as a testament to the enduring allure of fine dining. As you step into this corner restaurant, a world of sensory delight unfolds before you – a world where flavors dance on your palate, and history whispers through every sip.
During the month of September, the pages of time turn back, and Epic Chophouse invites you to join them in celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month. From the Monday MASHup to the Weekly Bourbon Flights, and culminating in the grandeur of the Bourbon Dinner featuring Southern Distilling, this is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of bourbon’s legacy. Cheers to Bourbon Heritage Month – a month dedicated to the artistry, craftsmanship, and camaraderie that define the world of bourbon.
But you do not have to like bourbon to enjoy an unforgettable food journey at Epic Chophouse. Chef Phil and his team await, ready to serve you delectable dinners with certified beef that meets the highest standards and the freshest seafood available, giving patrons an outstanding dining experience. There is also an impeccable wine cellar stocked with the best wines from around the world. Since 2010, Epic Chophouse in Mooresville, has combined a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, unmatched service, exceptional value and exquisite food to create an upscale dining experience like no other in the Lake Norman area.
Epic Chophouse is conveniently located at 104 South Main Street in Mooresville, 704-230-1720. Feast your eyes on their menus and dinner hours at epicchophouse.com and watch for mouth-watering photos and special events like the Southern Star Bourbon Dinner (Reserve BourbonDinner – Best Steak and Seafood at Lake Norman) , by following them on Facebook @EPIC CHOPHOUSE and Instagram @EPIC_CHOPHOUSE.