January 23, 2011

Grain vs. Grape - Feb. 13

Join us Sunday, February 13 for the next installment of our monthly Brewmaster's Dinners at Beer Kitchen.  February's dinner is a bit of a departure from our normal beer & food pairing; this time we're offering a 5-course epicurean feast pitting wine against beer as we compare the complimentary aspects of beer & wine with each course.  The Valentine's Day-eve dinner will be hosted by Kansas City's renowned sommelier, Kathi Rohlfing.

Reception Course
Heartland Creamery Chevre Crostini & Burnt End-stuffed Maytag Cheese Puffs
Dupont Avec Les Bon Voeux Saison, Belgium
New Mexico Gruet Sparkling Rose, New Mexico

First Course
Sweet Potato-crusted Sea Bass with Chorizo, Potato Chowder & Cilantro Oil
Urthel Hop-it Blonde Ale, Belgium
Marc Bredif Vouvray, Loire France

Second Course
Lemon-Thyme Roasted Duck Leg with Red Lentil-Baby Arugula Salad
Bell's Pale Ale, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Garnacha, Borsao, "Tres Picos", Spain

Third Course
Braised Beef Short Ribs, Peruvian Purple Potato, Braised Root Vegetables & Chocolate Stout Demi
Aventinus Weizenstarkbier, Germany
E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone, France

Fourth Course
Chocolate Decadence, Caramel Foam, Macerated Blackberries & Vanila Tuille Cookie
Lindeman's Framboise, Belgium
Chapoutier Banyuls, France

Come by Beer Kitchen, McCoy's, the Foundry or call us at 816.389.4180 to make your reservations - $60 per person or $100 couple.  

Who will win this battle of taste?  You will.

1 comment:

  1. We had to leave early so didn't find out the results of Grain vs. Grape but this was an outstanding dinner and the beverage choices were bang on. My guess is that the Grape won overall, but there were some clear winners in the pairings of the beers and foods, notably with the braised short ribs. My compliments to the chefs, the beer queen and the sommelier for another terrific Brewmaster Dinner!