In case you haven't tried it yet, a beer and food pairing dinner is a fabulous way to spend an evening with friends. Nationwide, chefs and brewers alike are putting care & love into creating great food and great beer experiences: a delightful development in the craft beer industry today.
Thank you all the fantastic chefs and enthusiasts out there
who take the time to prepare fine food and libations for us!
These photos are from a unique meal that pairs each course with 2 samples of a Belgian beer style: a Belgian original and an America version of the same style. The happy diners then choose their favorites and debate the merits of stylistic contributions while working their way through an amazing diversity of food and beer.
Course 1 revealed the secret menu & beer list which opened with with delicate wit and & fresh oysters
|Course 1-Wit Menu & Chef|
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|Course 2-Saison: Odonata v Glazen Toren|
With the fatty richness of the paired pork belly tostone (corn foundation), the Glazen Toren exhibited more of a floaral/herbal finish and the Odonata Saison highlighted a dry black raspberry note. The Odonata was slightly fuller on the malt - reflecting our more american malt bill. Rumor is the vote tallied slightly in favor of the local brew :)
|Course 4-Tripel IPA|
|Course 6-Flemish Red|
|Course 7-Quad & Dessert|
Dessert was served. Glasses were emptied. Toasts were echoed. The evening was delightful.
|Odonata Saison and Glazen Toren D'Erpe-Mere|
Good Beer and Food was had by all