Feb 18, 2010

This is what we ate...

{I don't know why everything is all squished up...i put spaces in between. It looked all nice, then I hit publish and see a bunch of squished together lines.....rrrggghh)

or should I say served. There was no sitting for hours. But lots of speedy walking.

I wanted to share the menu that we came up with. It was much more challenging than I thought.
This took (oh, the hardships) four meetings starting back in December to get all the pairings set and the beer brewed. We tasted all sorts of different foods and drank every beer we had on tap and thought of ones we could brew, to see what went best. Finally we got everything to please the brewer's palate, the caterer's palate, and mine. Then we started brewing some specialties. And pulled one beer out of a Bourbon barrel to let mellow. Three of the beers we poured that night are part of our flagship line and three of them were specialties. (I am editing the beer names)
Here it is...

Our Brewing Company's Valentine's Day Beer Feast
5 Courses ~ 5 Beers
February 14th ~ 6:30 pm
B****** Blonde (an american style hefe)
Smoked and Spicy Adobo Shrimp
(these were served with homemade tortillas strips and cilantro)
P.........********* Pale (Pale Ale)
Local Apple and Caramelized Sweet Onion Peirogie's
IPA (India Pale Ale...my beer of choice, most of the time)
Braised Pork Belly with Tangerine & Thyme Marmalade
Oatmeal Stout
Aged Stilton, Roasted Beet, and Candied Pecans over fresh Micro Greens
Barrel-Aged Barleywine
Flourless Dark Chocolate Torte with Plum Compote and Fresh Whipped Cream
(oh my goodness this pairing was out. of. this. world. GOOD!)
I am trying to get some photos ready, but editing them is proving to be a bit more tricky than I thought. And of course that night I didn't think of taking Internet safe/privacy saving photos. Or, great food photos for that matter.
The feed back I have gotten so far has been great. Check out what on of my more challenging customers wrote me...
"...What an awesome time T and I had last night. The brew was outstanding (as always), the company was great, and the atmosphere was perfect...I don't know how you guys will be able to top that performance. Thanks again for a great evening!!!!! ~ M"
I was so excited! No complaints. This dear man can always find something to criticize. So to hear niceness was really cool.
I think we will do it again. In a couple months.


Eleanor said...

You brew beer.

And match it with food.

You ROCK SRM!!!!!!!!!!

Sigh...mouth watering....

Eleanor said...


Just popping by to say hi.

E xxxx