Monday, September 28, 2009

I LOVE Me a Good Beer Dinner

As much as I try to avoid the hype I receive daily from restaurant publicists across the country, some press releases are impossible for me to ignore. Especially when they involve beer dinners, and especially when they involve Oktoberfest. I love festbiers, and feel belessed to have so many good local versions of these beers. This beer dinner from the folks at SAVONA restaurant in Gulph Mills, PA, proves the point by offering a 4-course dinner (at $55 a ridiculous bargain) with 8 beers. The dinner takes place on Wednesday, September 30, so if you like what you read below, you'll probably have to hurry to get a seat at the table of the gorgeous, romantic restaurant. For reservations, call 610.520.1200.

Each course of this dinner pairs a German beer and a local version of the beer style with the sensational food of Chef Andrew Masciangelo. The beer and food pairings are inspired and clever. Here's the menu; it speaks for itself:

First Course:

Duo of ScallopsCoriander Crusted Scallop, Micro Pepper Cress;

Day Boat Scallop Ceviché, Cucumber, Daikon

Helles LagerWeinstephaner, "Original" Münich, Germany

Stoudts, "Gold" Adamstown, Pennsylvania

Second Course:

Roasted Quail FarcisPearl Barley, Quail Jus

Oktoberfest-MärzenHacker-Pschorr, Münich, Germany

Victory, "Festbier" Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Third Course:

Braised Pork ShoulderFennel Sausage, Pickled Red Cabbage Cranberry Compote

Dünkel LagerHofbräu, Munich, Germany

Dunkel Lager, Sly Fox Brewery, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Fourth Course:

Chocolate SemifreddoManchego, Almond Macaroon, Tequila Reduction

DoppelbockAyinger, "Celebrator" Aying, Germany

Troegs, "Trogenator" Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

*Menu subject to change based on availability*

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did you go to this one? If so, how was it?