Sunday, July 20, 2008

"Pub Snacks, Revisited" gets some love from the C-J ... seats still available.

Next Monday (July 28) is "Pub Snacks, Revisited" -- another NABC beer and food pairing (follow this link for booking information). Over the past weekend, we got some coverage by Steve Coomes of the Courier-Journal:


Rich O's dinner pairing craft brews and classic foods

When LeRelais sous chef Joshua Lehman last did a beer and food pairing dinner, he based the brew choices on the food. When he does it again July 28 (6:45 p.m.) at Rich O's Public House (3312 Plaza Drive, New Albany), the beers -- all crafted by the New Albanian Brewing Co. -- will take precedent.

"We're tweaking our menu to match the beers' flavor," said Lehman, who will cook the $50 per-person, all-inclusive meal with pastry chef Andrew McCabe.

The menu includes gourmet twists to simple foods such as corn dogs, pizza, pretzels and even s'mores. "We're making pretzels from scratch and smoking marshmallows for the s'mores. And I've never even made corn dogs until now."

A sampling of the evening's menu: mussels steamed in coconut milk paired with NABC Phoenix Kentucky Komon; peach pizza with Italian sausage and Tellagio cheese paired with NABC Elector; a soft pretzel with gruyere and jalepeno paired with NABC Elsa Von Horizon Imperial Pilsner; and corn dog with duck sausage and sweet corn mustard paired with NABC Old Lightning Rod.

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