My wife got me a Christmas present of a 1-day 'stage' at a 50-seat restaurant in Paris. The deal is, I get to pick the menu, help put it together, and help out during service. I've asked the owner about serving beer (hey, it's a restaurant in Paris... I'd be lucky if they have a few musty bottles of 1664 in the back) and he is OK with it.
So here's my menu, and the beers I'm thinking about pairing each item up with. What do you think? What should I change?
Crostini de foie de volaille avec sa salade
Chicken Liver toasts
>>Ruination Rye IPA? I had the Rye IPA with some saucisson sec last week and the "spice"-yness of both worked REALLY well together.
Poulet Frit, Blette à cardes sautees, mais a la creme
Fried Chicken, Sauteed Swiss Chard, Homestyle Creamed Corn
>>Perhaps a Munich Helles? Or I could go all the way with a Hoppy Christmas or Hardcore IPA from Brewdog
Creme de pistache de ma Tante Helen (custard pistache, pistaches grilles, ananas, guimauves maison)
Green Goop a la my Aunt Helen
>>It's fairly sweet and after such a heavy main, I was thinking a Saison Dupont, or something light, dry and highly carbed?