Thursday, March 6, 2008

With an ever-growing appreciation for the subtle interplay and sentient flavors imbued in a pairing of just the right dish and serving of beer, I was very excited to see the following event taking place at Buckeye Beer Engine. For more info., click the link at right.

Beer and Food Dinner Pairing Featuring Ommegang Beer

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008, 7pm
Special guest speaker John Mediate, Duvel USA.

$50, tax and gratuity INCLUDED
Reservations required - Limited seating

Six (6) courses

Asparagus soup with Chèvre (goat cheese.)
Paired with Ommegeddon (Belgian Ale, 8% ABV.)

Curry rubbed flank steak over mesclun greens.
Paired with Hennepin (Saison, 7.7% ABV.)

Warm brie with sun dried cherry compote.
Paired with Three Philosophers (Quadrupel, 9.8% ABV.)

Duck confit with egg noodles and braised red cabbage.
Paired with Rare Vos (Belgian Ale, 6.5% ABV.)

Monkfish stew with mixed wild mushrooms.
Paired with Ommegang (Abbey Ale, 8.5%.)

Strawberries with Belgian chocolate ganache.
Paired with O'mmegang Stout (Dry Stout, 4.6% ABV.)

By the way, I am now absolutely helpless to resist their Cyclops burger, a savory delight of a patty, seasoned and cooked to perfection, covered with thick cut bacon, cheddar, an over easy egg, and for good measure, some garlic mayonnaise to slather at will. Coupled with the the straw cut fries seasoned with garlic & rosemary (??), it may be the perfect comfort food for the (always) impending snow storm this season. And I haven't even mentioned their beer! Which I will just say takes me at least 15 minutes to read through before making my decision every time.

Damn you HopSlam; I always wind up with you anyway...

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