Friday, February 02, 2007

Preview: Killer Belgian ale & appetizer evening at Caffe Classico, February 10.

On Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m., I’ll be emceeing another beer and food pairing at Caffe Classico, Louisville’s bastion of continental-style coffee. It’s located at 2144 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, and is a must-visit whether or not you attend the function described here.

Owner Tommie Mudd offers elegant Italian-roast espresso, a solid café food menu of soups, salads and paninis, short lists of beer (including Duvel and often Chimay) and wine, and eclectic evening entertainment on weekends.

The price per person for 3-ounce samples of seven different Belgian ales and the mouthwatering appetizers described below is $38.

Call Tommie at Caffe Classico to reserve your spot. As of yesterday, the event was almost half subscribed (absolutely maximum is 40 people).

1. " pan tumaca"
toasted blue dog pugliese bread with spanish olive oil, tomato rub and shaved manchego cheese.
Oud Beersel Gueuze

2. “baccaloa moderne"
salt cod fritter, with blood orange and aioli
Abbaye de Leffe Blonde

3. "mussels muniere"
mussels sauteed in garlic, tomato, shallot, parsley and butter Hennepin Farmhouse Ale

4. "risotto frito"
deep fried risotto balls with sofrito

5, "flemish"
sausage, red cabbage on potato cake
Duchesse de Bourgogne

6. "curso fromagio"
port salut, and alta nivel manzanilla olives
Chimay Blue

7. "pan chocolat"
toasted baguette slices with chocolate, olive oil and salt
Dessert beer to be announced

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