Beer Pairing Dinner for Birthday Boy

Back in the middle of December Boy added another ring to his tree trunk. We usually take each out for birthdays but I wanted to do something a little bit more special, something a bit more tailored to what he loves.

To put it simply, the Boy loves beer.

Hmmm, at first I thought about getting him a case of Westvleteren Trappist ale which is not available in the states but I decided against that when the mailing seemed a bit dodgy. What if it never showed up? (Which has happened to Boy before with international purchases). So instead I got him a case of delicious domestic beer. Now this is not just any domestic beer, but Stone Brewery’s 10th Anniversary IPA. Only a limited batch was released and lucky me, I picked up the last full case of these at Beverage Warehouse.

But the real gift was a dinner – a five-course beer and food pairing dinner plus the addition of a special pre-dinner nibble.

Iberico Bellota Lomo, Zonin Prosecco

I got the lomo from the first batch of em (after FDA approval) that was sent over to the U.S. back last summer. It is seriously stupendous. I love pork. Especially the cured kind.

Marshmallow-Stuffed Sweet Potato Croquettes with Cranberry Chutney, Kiuchi Brewery Hitachino Nest White Ale

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Bacon Croque Madame, Ommegang Witte

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Roquefort & Roasted Garlic on Charcoal Cracker, Moylan’s Old Blarney Barleywine Style Ale

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Skirt Steak with Arugula, Harissa & Ricotta Salata, Alesmith YuleSmith

Ricotta Fritters with Prosecco Berry Compote, Girardin 1882 Gueuze Black Label

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Boy proclaimed “This is the best meal I’ve ever had!” Of course we know what really won him over is the overflowing of all sorts of delicious beers. And the croque madame.

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11 thoughts on “Beer Pairing Dinner for Birthday Boy

  1. hiya! i agree with justin, it’s so yoony in here! (i changed your link to this site on the asian women eat post, btw)

    love hitachino nest, and mmmm, fried, butter and cheese, cheese and garlic, and more fried. and beer! fantastic.

  2. i LOVE the new blog. LOVE IT! the graphic flowers and colors are so stylish and chic… if a blog can be chic… yoony is chic! wait i thought she was a cat. no i said chic not chick. oh, shit. ok. yoony cat is chic! 😉

    LOVE YOU and all your wonderful creations. this blog is blogtastic!

  3. hi yoony,

    i’ve been following your blog for a while now – i love how beautiful everything you cook is!! and i like the new site design! great colors! where did you buy your hitachino nest white ale? i just tried it recently and it’s really great.

  4. hi sue,

    i tried to leave a comment on your blog but it wouldn’t let me. your blog by the way is awesome! great pictures and delicious food. 😀 glad you left a comment here and thanks for reading!

  5. hi food marathon,

    i like wordpress so much better than blogspot! much easier to use and less problems with log-ins, etc. come join! 🙂

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