Remember back in December when I was talking about our family traditions and what I had decided to buy my Brother-in-Law, and his son's for Christmas? The theme this year was food. I don't think I ever told you what we ended up buying the three of them!
Though there were many awesome choices, we took the easiest choice (although very imaginative) and bought the three of them a beer dinner. If you aren't sure what that is, find one and go try it. Every month, (I know, it seems a little frequent) David and I go to a locally owned restaurant (with a group of his co-workers that have since become our friends) a we pay a flat fee to have a 6 or 7 course meal paired with complimentary beers usually from one brewer. The menu is decided by the restaurant owner, as well as the beer selections. The restaurant closes down for the evening, and this is a by reservation only thing.
David and I have had such wonderful food and so many different kinds of beers (I may sip one or two, but I drink Diet Coke) that for the past year we have gone about 9 out of 12 months.
My brother-in-law has been really interested in hearing about all these dinners, and usually comments on how he wishes he could find a local (to him) place that does the same type of thing. So I hopped on the little thing called the internet and found him one. And bought him and my over 21 nephews a spot in this month's dinner.
Why this month? Why wait until April? Because the featured brewer was
Twilight Ale to welcome you and get you started!
Twilight Ale with fresh "first-of-the-season" Wild Alaska Halibut Ceviche and organic blue corn tortilla chips.
Green Lakes Organic Ale with blackened Wild Alaska Copper River Coho Salmon on Organic Mixed Greens with bleu cheese dressing and Willamette Valley blueberries.
Red Chair NW Pale Ale & Mirror Pond Pale Ale (taste comparison) with Chicken & Prawn Prosciutto with a lemon caper butter sauce and Yukon Gold mashers.
Hop Henge IPA with a Beef Tenderloin shiitake "shroomin' at the Hedge" and fresh Washington asparagus.
Black Butte Porter Float with Tillamook Vanilla Bean Ice Cream