Our club just did their second food and beer pairing event Sunday. It was a great time. One of our local micro brewers has a small tap house "Draper's Tap House" and as he's closed on Sunday's, he let our club use his place for the dinner. We had 36 people with all the food and most of the beers prepared by club members. Everybody pitched in with decorating, serving and clean up and it went really well.
The planning committee chose an Italian theme. Here's our menu:
Assaggio di estate Bruschetta (Hearth baked baguette toasts with a topping of fresh tomatoes, olives, onion, capers, garlic)
choice of beer from Tap House selection
Insalata di fagiolo con Feta & Peperoncini (White bean salad with red and green peppers, onion, Feta cheese and a honey, balsamic, sun dried tomato vinegarette on baby greens)
paired with Blanche de Bruxelles
Risotto di Funghi Selvatici (Wild mushroom risotto topped with fresh roast asparagus spears)
paired with White Truffle infused Porter
Crab Ravioli con Salsa di Burro Salvia Marrone (Crab stuffed ravioli topped with Sage brown butter sauce)
paired with Vienna Lager
Stufato di Manza ala Romano con Polenta formaggio (Rich Roman style beef stew topped with Gremolata served with Parmesan/Asiago Polenta and sauted Fennel)
paired with American Amber
Torta Dolce con Frutta (Individual cakes filled with custard and topped with fresh strawberries)
paired with choice of Chocolate Stout, Lambic Framboise or a blend
We're in the middle of a good and growing wine appellation here and we hard core beer enthusiasts refuse to be upstaged. Pretty good for a motley rural brew club don't you think?
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