Wednesday April 3rd
The good folks at Harris Distributing were kind enough to put aside some of the otherwise unavailable Pepe Nero for this dinner, so you can be the first on your block to get some.
There’s a purity and sense of peace with all these beers and, if you haven’t found your way to them yet, you’re going to want to as the weather warms a bit. The Summertime Ale, obviously and specifically, is going to be a great warm weather brew, but I would imagine that any would do the trick.
I was particularly enamored with the 312 Urban Wheat. It had many of the flavor profiles you expect from a wheat, but they were dialed back just a touch and replaced with a brightness and clarity that some of the more effusive ones can lack.
The IPA was just bounding from the glass with floral notes. Had this meal been scheduled for the summer, I’d have found some rose petals and done the notorious quail in rose petal sauce from the book and movie “Like Water for Chocolate”. However, I got just as much jasmine from it and there was a curious green apple thing going on as well. So, let’s see what happens.
All said, I do think this is going to be a lovely meal paired with some outstanding beers. Come on down and join us.
Salad of spinach, pumpkin seeds, and young coconut with apricot vinaigrette
Mexican squash and oregano timbale with creamed corn
-312 Urban Wheat
Jasmine tea-cured quail with green apple, tomatillo coulis
Black pepper sope with roasted duck and braised collard greens
-Pepe Nero Black Saison
Grilled pork tenderloin with toasted peanuts and ancho chile-cola sauce
$40 does not include tax or gratuity