Saturday, September 18, 2004

Slow Food Beer Dinner in Baltimore

Thursday evening, September 19th, Sean Bolan's Pub is hosting Slow Food Baltimore. Sean Bolan's is located in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, Md. And, in case In case you're not familiar with the international Slow Food movement, here's a quote from its manifesto:

We are enslaved by speed and have all succumbed to the same insidious virus: FAST LIFE, which disrupts our habits, pervades the privacy of our homes, and forces us to eat FAST FOODS. <...> A firm defense of quiet material pleasure is the only way to oppose the universal folly of FAST LIFE. May suitable doses of guaranteed sensual pleasure and slow, long-lasting enjoyment preserve us from the contagion of the multitude who mistake frenzy for efficiency.

Whew! and right-on.

The evening will feature a three course beer dinner: 3 courses, prepared with beer, and served with beer.

  • Chicken Satay cooked with hefe-weizen, paired with Buergerbrau Nikolaus dunkel (1st time on draft in US!)
  • Pork, pan seared with framboise, paired with Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse
  • Guinness ice cream float paired with Guinness.
  • Dessert: an open cask, tbd.
Ken of Sean Bolan's will discuss the food and offer pointers on cooking with beer. Yours truly and Dave Pollack of B United will discuss the beers.