Liberty Tree Chef Graig Gluffing is pairing up with Little Miss Whiskey's Beer Guru Mark Thorp for another Beer Dinner. This one brings you four great courses experty paired with four brews for only $20 this Tuesday, October 26, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets will sell out. The menu follows:
Grilled Butternut Squash, Pecans, & Arugula Salad w/ Fig Vinaigrette
paired w/ Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Most pumpkin beers are pretty dreadful. This mildly seasoned, full-bodied ace is the only exception we've found; we thought the nose on this seasonal ale complements this seasonal dish.
Smoked Duxbury, MA, Oyster w/ Thyme & Horseradish Cream
paired w/ Hofbrau Hefe-Weizena breakfast wheat beer: light & crisp w/ frothy yeast w/ traditional weissbier hints of banana & clove. the citrus contrasts the richness of the dish & hopefully cleanses the palate.
Grilled Sea Scallop w/ Bacon, Frisee, & a Spicy Vermont Maple Syrup Glaze
paired w/ Kulmbacher EKU 28. We chose this high-octane doppelback suggesting rum-raisin, vanilla, & caramel in an effort to extend the massive flavors of the scallop/syrup/bacon combo.
New England-style Mini Whoopie Piepaired w/ New Holland Dragon's Milkthis silky smooth dark ale gets its toffee & vanilla overtones after aging in bourbon barrels. Be sure to sip this before sampling the dessert, as the dessert's massive sugar content will overwhelm even this beer's monstrous flavor profile.
Food portions are small; servings of beer are 4-5 ounces. In order to properly prepare, we can only serve the full tasting of four courses. We do this because we love trying to bring special events to life and we sincerely hope you enjoy this as much as we do. Thank you!