Have you had the opportunity to pick up tickets for the first Chef and Brew Festival? It takes place this Thursday, November 15th and The Oriental Theater. It’s the same as we’ve written before: 12 chefs and 12 brewers teaming up to make the best beer/food pairing by the standards of both judges and guests.
We were given a sneak-peek at the anticipated menu and some of the brews that are going to be on hand for event attendees to try out. For example, this gem:
Attendees will sample unique brews like Caution: Brewing’s “The Green Tease”, infused with tea and fermented with 2 types of sake yeast, paired with Row 14’s Power Ranger Meatball (each ingredient represents a different Power Ranger’s color: pink – rabbit, white – pork, green – shiso, etc).
Judges on hand include: Dahlia Singer of 5280 Magazine, Elizabeth Woessner of The Main Course Radio Show Host, Ron Scovil of Summit Wine, Dan Rabin from Celebrator Magazine and James Burrus from YellowScene Magazine
Here are a few of the dishes that will be served at the fest:
Chris Cina, Ghost Plate and Tap
Himalayan Salt and Pepper Crusted Lamb Loin Carpaccio
sherried bell pepper relish, Haystack Farms Queso de Mano
Pairing: Breckenridge Christmas Ale
Sheila Lucero, Jax
Monkfish Liver Torchon
lychee, black pepper, lime, sesame cracker
Pairing: Funkwerks Deceit
Elise Wiggins, Panzano
Pairing: Prost Brewing’s Pilsner
Pastiche: baked pasta dish with handmade meatballs, cheese tortellini, cinnamon custard and savory pie crust.
Pairing: Prost Brewing’s Dunkel
Sean McGaughey, Opus/Aria
Beer Cheese Filled Tortelli with Vegetable Crudite
Pairing: West Flander’s Angry Monk
Taylor Drew, Russell’s Smokehouse
Smoked Lamb Neck Shepherd’s Pie w/ Goat Cheese whipped potatoes in a “Beeyond the Hive” honey whole wheat crust
Pairing: Elevation “Apis IV” Quadruppel
Spiced Carrot Cake with “First Cast” macerated golden raisins and cream cheese frosting
Pairing: Elevation ”First Cast” IPA
Steve Jones, Tag Burger
Menage A Trois burger
beef slider with Grey Poupon Dijon mustard, sliced Gruyere cheese, “French onions,” and Kirby pickles
Pairing: Wit’s End Green Man Ale
Jensen Cummings, Row 14
The Power Rangers Meatball: (each ingredient represents a different power ranger’s color)
red: aka miso, yellow: Chinese spicy mustard, black: black garlic, green: shiso, blue: “balls,” pink: rabbit, and white: pork.
Pairing: Caution: Brewing’s The Green Tease infused with tea and fermented with sake yeast
Charcuterie from Il Mondo Vecchio will also be available.
And more! Much more. Grab your tickets right now!
When: Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 6 to 9:30pm
Where: The Oriental Theater 4335 West 44th Ave
Tickets: $39 Advance/$49 Door
To purchase tickets visit: www.chefandbrewfestival.com