Dundee Dell in Omaha Nebraska. Tastings available from the largest collection of single malt Scotch whiskies in the U.S. Chef Mary Kelley’s fish and chips are legendary in the area.
Executive Chef Mary Kelley is proudly showing off her latest tattoo, a map of Scotland. I’m inside Dundee Dell, housing one of America’s largest collections of single malt Scotch whisky, it also happens to be the place where Kelley’s parents first met. Maybe that explains her affinity for scotch, a passion she shares with owner Pat Gobel.
The two take frequent trips to Scotland to hand select the whisky that appears on shelves. “I’m a chef, and I think I have a pretty good palate, we spend a lot of time picking out all of our spirits,” notes Kelley. Though the focus is on spirits, there is also a pub menu featuring legendary fish and chips made with specially ordered Icelandic cod and a secret batter that, according to Kelley, takes two days to make. For whisky aficionados the comprehensive menu offers an impressive selection, from smoky Islays to sweet American bourbon and a nice mix of lesser known producers and well established brands.
This article on Dundee Dell first appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.