Friday, February 26, 2010

Hops & Props & Beer & Food

The VIP pre-event at this year’s Hops & Props will be a “Beer School" and dinner put together by Becket’s Chef Mike Buckarma and Brian Van Zandbergan from Merchant du Vin. If you’ve been on the fence about this one, check out the menu below. It’ll get you moving.

Let the drooling begin.
Gathering beer: Samuel Smith Organic Lager
1st Course
Fresh greens and herb salad with shaved radish and jicama, tossed in a pomegranite vinaigrette with pistachios.
• Paired with: Ayinger Brau Weisse

2nd Course
Ale cheese soup with grilled sausage and pretzel bread.
• Paired with: Samuel Smith Pale Ale

3rd Course
Spicy seared tuna, served rare over curried rice pilaf.
• Paired with: Samuel Smith India Pale Ale

4th Course
Stout braised beef short ribs with glazed root vegetables.
• Paired with: Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout

5th Course
Triple chocolate cake & vanilla bean ice cream with raspberry sauce and white chocolate ganache
• Paired with: Lindeman's Framboise
Here’s some more on Brian Van Zandbergen.

For ticket information and details see the EAA’s Hops & Props site.

And HERE’S a short video about the event by the people at Next Age News.

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