Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Les Halles Beer Dinner (Washington, DC)

Brasserie Les Halles in Washington DC is presenting a five course Belgian Beer Tasting and Dinner, Thursday 22 May at 7PM. Each meal course will be paired with a Belgian beer and one Quebecois.

The restaurant has graciously invited me (as a representative for beer importer/distributor Legends, Ltd.) to be the guest speaker for the evening.

The price, including tax and gratuity, is $75.00 per person.

Rillettes de Saumon & Toast de Saucisse de Canard aux Cornichons
(Salmon Rillettes & Duck Sausage with cornichons)
Paired with Caracole Troublette White Ale.

Filet de Sole, sauce a la Bisque de Crevette
(Braised Filet of Sole served with Savoy cabbage and shrimp sauce)
Paired with La Chouffe Golden Ale.

Onglet Grille, sauce au Roquefort
(Grilled Hanger Steak with Roquefort sauce and frites)
Paired with Val Dieu Abbey Brown Ale.

Assiette de Brie, Camembert, et Fromage de Chevre frais
(Cheese Platter: Brie, Camembert, and Goat Cheese)
Paired with Unibroue Anniversary 10.

[Malt Advocate selected Unibroue 10 as the Import Beer of the Year for 2002/3. The Unibroue Brewery, of just outside Montreal, produced only a limited amount of this last year: cellar-worthy, bottle-conditioned, 11% tripel. Unibroue has released a small run of a new Anniversary Ale, "11" for this year.]

Mousse de Fruits Rouges
(Mixed Berry Mousse)
Paired with Duchesse de Bourgogne (a Flemish-styled red)