Lost Abbey/Port Brewing Dinner at Collins Pub

February 12th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Beer & Food, California Beer, Events

Click Rep (cant remember name), Tomme Arthur (Brew Master at Lost Abbey/Port) and Erik Wood (head chef at Collins Pub)

Neil from Click Distribution (thanks, Rufus), Tomme Arthur (Brew Master at Lost Abbey/Port) and Erik Wood (head chef at Collins Pub)

Seth Howard and Erik Wood have put on several amazing beer dinners down at the Collins Pub, and each consecutive one just might blow me away even more than the one before. Last Wednesday (A late review is better than none, right?) found about 30 or 4o beer and food loving partrons on hand at the Collins Pub ready to see what Chef Erik was going to pair with Tomme Arthur’s brews. Tomme was in attendance (if you didn’t notice the big picture above), and the mood was light and informal for the night. Chef Erik did a great job of pairing the courses. Here’s the menu:

1st Course
Mustard Braised Rabbit w/ house jowl bacon, trumpet & hedgehog mushrooms with horseradish
Paired with Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop Ale

2nd Course
Mangalitsa Lardo w/ sunchoke chips, arugula and blood orange reduction
Paired with Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale

3rd Course
Venison Sausage w/ braised endive, juniper & huckleberries
Paired with Lost Abbey Devotion

4th Course
Diver Scallops w/ black truffles, leek risotto and chervil oil
Paired with Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi

5th Course
Elk Osso Bucco w/ salsify, saffron farro and gremolata
Paired with Lost Abbey Ten Commandments

6th Course
Goat cheese cannolis w/ dolce le leche and almonds
Paired with Port Brewing Old Viscosity

Not bad, huh? The entire meal was pretty freaking stellar, but the food highlight for me (and definitely Jeanne) was the goat cheese cannolis. Holy jebus these were insanely good. The elk osso bucco was a close second (bone marrow is yummy), and that pairing with the Ten Commandments was the best pair of the night in my eyes.

I can’t wait until the next one, which is supposed to be Russian River sometime in March I believe.

Holy Cannoli. This dessert was one of the best Ive ever had - anywhere. Thanks, Erik!

Holy Cannoli. This dessert was one of the best I've ever had - anywhere. Thanks, Erik!

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