July 23, 2010

CHIFA dinner in Photos

First Course:
Citrus Marinated Kajiki
Ginger and 5 Spice, Baby Vegetables
paired with Royal Weisse
Second Course:
Prawns, Light Summer Curry
paired with Saison VOS

Third Course:
Braised Short Ribs, Peruvian Succotash
paired with 113 IPA

Malted Pound Cake, Strawberries, Incubus Syrup
paired with Incubus
As expected- the food was awesome.  Chifa incorporated beer into every dish -For ex-= with the Kajiki there was a Royal Weisse foam, with the malted poundcake they made a Incubus syrup.

There were a lot of textural contrasts -like the fried rice noodles in the Curry dish.  The curry prawns were amazing. 
The main event- the Short Rib was fork split tender and served with a peruvian succotash that redeemed the dish in my eyes.  It was quite different from the lima bean and corn succotash of my youth.

The poundcake was so impressive they might add it to the menu.
I acknowledged in front of the room Chef Garces commitment to craft beer since early days at Amada.
He's always paid attention to it, and supported our industry...and with food this damn good- makes it easy to say right back atchya!

Their next dinner is Brooklyn with Garret Oliver sometimes this fall.

1 comment:

  1. looks fantastic!

    brooklyn brewery & garrett oliver. i've definitely gotta go to that one!