September 6, 2007

Make way for the Italian Beers!

614 S. 7th St. 215.625.3700

Chick's Cafe and Wine Bar

p r e s e n t s

An Italian Beer Dinner

Think that all Italian beer is pale, boring, interchangeable lager? Think again! Although best known for its justly famous vinous output, Italy is also home to beers of prodigious quality and variety. Often brewed with robust spices and seasonal fruits, Italy’s micro brews are typically made

with specific foods in mind. Chef Jim Piano will recreate this natural synergy by pairing four of Italy’s best craft beer offerings with four courses of Italian inspired cuisine. Come join us for an evening of enlightening tastes from this undiscovered (beer) country. 6:30 and 8:30 seatings are available, but space (and beer) is limited, so please reserve early! Importers, B. United will be on hand to answer questions.

Curriculum di Birra

Birrifico Italiano's La Flourette (3.8% abv)

A light yet wonderfully complex, multi-layered beer brewed with whole roses, violets, elderberry,honey and black pepper.

Paired with
Oysters on the half shell, elderberry mignonette.

Birreria Baladin's Nora (6.8% abv) –

From an ancient Egyptian recipe featuring unmalted kamut, this triple style brew uses a bare minimum of hops as a preservative, instead utilizing ginger, myrrh, and orange peel for its spicy character.

Paired with
Grilled swordfish with an orange and ancho chile glaze,
micro arugula salad.

Birrifico Montegioco’s Demon Hunter (8.5% abv)

A malt-driven, dark amber, strong ale with flavors of plums, caramel, toffee and chestnuts, that finishes on decidedly dry hoppy note.

Paired with
Slow braised wild boar, porcini mushrooms, creamy polenta

Birrifico Italiano's Scires (7% abv)

A blend of young and old sour beers, that is brewed with wild yeast and seasonal sweet black cherries. The result is a fairly dry, slightly funky, fresh cherry ale with a lingering sour finish. Delicious!

Paired with
Cherry and ricotta tart, pistachio crumble

No comments:

Post a Comment