Friday, February 08, 2008

Great beer dinner at Stratto's last night.

Just a brief note to report that last evening’s winter-themed, comfort food beer dinner at Stratto’s was a real blast.

We’re two for two in this particular venue (one each in 2007 and 2008, with a third outdoor even last fall), and with two different chefs. Kudos go to Trevor Semones for organizing and Tish Dean for her representation from World Class Beverages.

Current chef Jerome Pope put together an excellent four-course meal, using stock ingredients from his kitchen, and thus keeping the price reasonable, rather than going whole hog at a higher price point. The result was a sell-out, and great cold weather cuisine: Bacon-wrapped scallops, beef stew, stuffed pork loin and bread pudding.

More people than I expected enjoyed the Hopslam-scallop pairing. The molasses really has come out in NABC’s Old Lightning Rod … and La Fin du Monde makes a fine opening palate tease.

Good work, all.

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