July 18, 2011

Pics - "You Say Tomato..." Beer Dinner

Last night's Brewmaster's Dinner featured a 5-course menu created by chef Michael Peterson showcasing several varieties of locally grown heirloom tomatoes from Kansas City, Kansas' Kurlbaum Tomato Farms.   Beer KC beer director Randyl Danner handled the particularly difficult task of pairing beers with these slightly acidic, tomato-based courses.  This was a great opportunity to try many rare types of tomatoes used in creative dishes and paired with some delicious beers. Huge thanks to those of you who continue to support good beer in Kansas City and these dinners in particular.  For those that didn't make it, here's what you missed:

Heirloom Clamato chelada

Wild Ivory King salmon carpaccio with chilled Brandywine hash & lemon-scented popcorn shoots paired with 1809 Berliner Weisse

Duck-fat fried Black Krim with Cherokee Purple bloody mary paired with O'Dell Double Pilsner

Sky Kurlbaum explained the intricacies in the different tomato variations 

Golden Sunray gazpacho with red chili prawn and tempura shiitake with Firestone Walker Double Jack

Foie gras-braised Day Boat scallops with simmered Juanne Flamme tomatoes and buttered potatoes paired with Chimay White; Sky (as well as many others) proclaimed the French Juanne Flamme to be "the best tasting tomato in the world"

Peaches & Cream tomato gelato with basil shortbread & salted caramel brittle paired with Boulevard & Deschutes White IPA Collaboration

Seats are available for the next Brewmaster's Dinner on August 14th at 6:30.  August's dinner will be a vegetarian feast featuring produce from Old World Mennonites farm in Rich Hill, MO.  Beers will be provided by McCoy's - including some very rare brews like Pineapple-Cilantro ale, Ursa Major 2010 & Cerveza de Verano - a summer cocktail of McCoy's Cerveza with lime & mint infused vodka...  Reservations can be made at all 3 Beer KC restaurants or by calling Beer Kitchen at (816) 389.4180; only $38 per person, including tax & gratuity. 

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