On Tuesday night, I had the pleasure of hosting a beer dinner for one of my clients. I chose the beer bistro because of their private dining room in the back as well as I knew the hospitality and quality of food and beer would be exactly what this group needed.
I can tell you that our expectations were delivered in spades. Jamie, our server did an amazing job (with the help of many others) and the menu was spectacular. Kudos to Michelle Usprecht, the chef for a perfect evening.
Here’s a quick look at the menu. I chose two beers for the first course because I wanted to focus on two separate pairing concepts - the Guinness for a contrast and the Schneider for a complement.
White beer blini, house-made goat’s milk cream cheese, fried capers, pea shoots
Schneider Weiss & Guinness
Sunchoke soup with Beer bacon, chives
Aechte Schlenkerle Rauchbier
Roasted Beet Salad
Cayenne candied pecans, arugula, goat cheese, ramp puree
Braised Short Ribs
Caramelized chipolini onions, roasted parsnip puree, garlicky fiddleheads, brown ale jus
Quince compote, cantillon toast, honey
Lindemans Gueuze Cuvee
Chocolate peanut butter cappuccino