Seattle, WA – It’s only a few more days till the start of Seattle Beer Week and admittedly we have fallen behind on informing you of the sheer number of events coming. For this writer the primary focus will be on the gastro and what is possible when one takes a nice ale or lager and pairs it something veggie or meaty.
Already we have spoken to you regarding Chuckanut’s Spring Dinner during SBW, but if you can’t wait that long we would like to invite you to visit Naked City this 17th as they share their kitchen and dinner table with Merchant du Vin (importer of fine ales and lagers), and the Gainsbourg French Restaurant (located down the street on Greenwood).
But rather than getting into a long explanation if food pairing 101, let me instead list what you will be missing if you don’t make a reservation NOW!
Tale of Two Continents Dinner presented by Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, Merchant du Vin, and the Gainsbourg French Restaurant.
Course One, Germany featuring the Alt Style by Chuckanut & Pinkus
- Paired with Prosciutto with Fromage Blanc with Seasonal Fruit
Course Two, Germany Continued with Hefeweizens by Baron & Ayinger
- Paired with Smoked Trout Salad with Crème Fraiche, Shallot and Chive
Course Three, Belgium featuring Lambic/ Gueze style Ales Snipes Mountain & Lindeman’s Cuvee Renee
- Paired with Braised Short Rib on Crostini
Course Four, Belgium Continued featuring Trappist Stong Ales Naked City Monstrocity & Rochefort 10
- Paired with Smoked Duck Breast with Black Truffle
Course Five, Belgium Continued featuring Tripels Pike’s Monk’s Uncle & Westmalle
- Paired with Asparagus with Chevre
Course Six England featuring Porters Big Time Coal Creek Porter & Sam Smith Taddy
- Paired with Toasted Walnut Bread with Local Honey and Blue Cheese
Course Seven England Continued with India Pale Ales Sam Smith & Firestone Walker’s Union Jack, & Boundary Bay
- Paired with Coconut Curry Shrimp
Course Eight England Continued with Scotch Ales Black Raven’s Second Sight & Traquair House
- Paired with Shortbread Cookies with Bittersweet Ganache
*Vegetarian tasting available. Please let Naked City know at time of ticket purchase
May 17th, 2010 7:00 PM PST
A Tale of Two Continents, Naked City Taphouse
8564 Greenwood Avenue North Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 838-6299
Once upon a time, there were two dudes named Donald and Don.
One as an engineer toiling away on the super computers of a local university, and the other was a supervisor managing the complex operations of a billionaire.
Both of them love their jobs, but more than their jobs they loved beer.
Each Don had a recurring dream of a magical place without a name, a place where great beers in the world flowed like Salmon le Sac at flood stage, and the fine brewing tradition of the Pacific Northwest stood proudly beside the best concoctions from far-flung breweries across Asia and Across Europe. .... [more] -source, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse