Battle of the Bevs

Are you #TeamBeer or #TeamWine? Whether you’re a beer geek or a wine enthusiast, Up on the Roof has got just the event for you at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30. This beer vs. wine smackdown dinner will feature a seasonally inspired chef’s tasting menu plus beer and wine pairings with each of five courses. As part of this fun (and informative) event, you’ll have the opportunity to eat, drink, and debate the merits of each pairing as you and other guests battle it out to choose which drink reigns supreme. Cost is $75+ per person. Reserve a table at eatupdrinkup.net. Here’s the menu with pairings:

Passed Apps
Crawfish Boudin Bites
Pairing: Moody Tongue Steeped Emperor’s Lemon Saison and Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco

First Course
Yoshi Oysters on the half shell with cucumber mignonette, trout roe
Pairing: Pawley’s Island Brewing Co. Coquina Grapefruit Wheat Ale and Steorra Russian River Brut Sparkling

Second Course
Beluga Lentil Salad with radicchio cups and champagne vinaigrette
Pairing: Second Self Thai Wheat & Elouan Rose

Third Course
BBQ Quail Medallion and Baked Scallop Duo, creamed corn and leek, mushrooms
Pairing: Goodwood Spruce Tip IPA and Angela Pinot Noir

Fourth Course
Braised Beef Short Rib with celeriac puree, roasted root vegetables
Pairing: Second Self Mole Porter & Michael David Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon

Fifth Course
Chocolate Merengue with fig gastrique
Pairing: Epic Big Bad Baptist & Novy Russian River Valley Zinfandel

This is Souper

At the next Project Host Community Dinner, Jan. 31, 6:30 p.m., each guest will receive a handmade pottery bowl created by JL Mann High School students in honor of the empty bowls many food insecure people in our community often face. The dinner will be held in the soup kitchen dining room and will feature a special “Souper-bowl” menu. These regular community dinners provide training opportunities for the nonprofit’s CC Pearce Culinary School students and all proceeds benefit the many programs offered. Dinners have limited seating and require a reservation. Beer and wine at the cash bar are generously provided by The Community Tap. Register here.

First Course
Teriyaki Sesame Chicken Wings
Vegetarian Substitution: Cauliflower Wings

Second Course
Pork and Ginger Ramen
Vegetarian Substitution: Shitake Mushroom and Ginger Ramen

Third Course
Blonde Brownie (with walnuts)

 

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