Thursday, January 28, 2010

VeggieDag Thursday: Pesto, mushrooms, & an amber lager

Stuffed mushrooms (02)

A beer dinner, that is, a dinner in which each course is paired with a specific beer, does not have to be 'fancy.' But, at least for logic of flavor, the menu should be well thought out.

As an example: mushroom caps stuffed with artichokes and organic pesto and Parmesan, served with Flying Dog Brewery's Old Scratch Amber Lager. The beer's biscuity flavor was the 'cracker' to the pesto.

American Flatbread Restaurant in Clarendon, Virginia hosted its first ever beer dinner, Monday, 25 January 2010. The event featured the beers of  Flying Dog Brewery of Frederick, Maryland.

  • More photos from the dinner here.
  • As a representative for beer/wine wholesaler Select Wines, Inc., I sell the beers of Flying Dog in northern Virginia.
  • VeggieDag is a series of occasional Thursday posts on vegetarian cooking and issues. Why the name? Here.
  • Suggestions and submissions from chefs and homecooks welcomed! Here.

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