~"To Nibble"...aka Salted Snax~
"greek kiss" chevre, pretzel dust, maple gel, potato gaufrette
Fishtale Organic Blonde Ale~ Olympia, WA
"How we Roll"...
maine lobster roll, elderflower cucumber, togarashi, micro mustard
citrus, golden caviar, yuzu aioli
Chakra Pale Ale~ India
seared sea scallop, spanish toffee peanuts, ipa ale gel
garlic chips, crispy rice-porcini wafer, chili threads
Weihenstephaner Fest Bier~ Germany
"fried chicken sandwich", brioche, harissa, shallot jam
frozen maytag bleu-buttermilk, life-wheat chex crusted sous vide chicken
seared foie gras, heart of palm-radish salad
Belgian Brown Ale 6 month Cask Conditioned
"deconstructed rueben sandwich"
stout mustard, corned beef, cabbage-beet-pear kraut
micro chard, pilsner foam, rye bread broth, caraway oil
Ayinger Marzen Bier~ Germany
"Downtown Street Food"...
korean marinated pork belly, duck confit lumpia
soba noodles, honshimejii mushrooms, sriracha
baby bok choy, shiitake chips, prime rib drippings, garlic fries
Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale~ Oregon
"One for the Road"...
chocolate stout cake, beet gel, raspberries
peanut macaroon dust, raspberry hefeweizen caramel, mascarpone sorbet
Ume No Yado Tsukiusagi (Moon Rabbit) Sparkling Sake
One more beer please...I promise, just one! One for the road. Not the road to drive down...hell, I do not condone that at all. I have been there many a freakin times and I ain't never going back. This is one for the road to happiness...the road to deguastation of taste...the road to sustenance and a wicked pairing. A pairing of cool, kick as foods and cool tasty beers all put together for a great friend of mine who I am completely and utterly inspired to cook for every time he comes in. Whether it is a hella indulgent truffle-potato degustation or a savory offal tasting..a sous vide journey or a wicked crazy good 24 course tomato menu, one thing is for sure...there will be inspiration and good taste. This meal today was no different! A pairing of cool beers and good eats. As I indicated to my guest, that this menu was not going to be like any other I had previously cooked for him. I always like to change things up and keep him on his toes. That's how I roll. This was a 6-course lunch which was all about the beers that we could find and the inspired foodstuffs that I conjured up in my mind to go with them. I hope you enjoy this digital version of the tasting as much as we did cooking it.