Beer Dinner: Gardner Ale House – All Beef Beer Dinner
All Beef Beer Dinner – Certified Black Angus – A Sophisticated Affair
Thursday, October 15
6 – 8:30 PM
I love this idea. Beef, Beer and more Beef – it’s what for dinner. As Rick mentions below, the summer beer dinner was a veggie only event. He took a bold step — possibly alienating the carnivores– and the event was a major success.
It makes sense. Lately, it seems like more and more people are reading the back of packages and paying higher prices for food without all of the additives – going green – and eating healthier. Personally, my family looks at the number of ingredients on the package and tries to select the food product with the least ingredient. One of our favorite new things is Haagen Daz 5 ice cream. Yes, this brand only has 5 ingredients – pretty cool.
Anyways, back to the All BEEF BEER Dinner. Thank you Rick for bringing back the beef. If you like the menu below, sign up quick – before the dinner sells out.
Drink Craft Beer, You’ve Earned It
Information from the Gardner Ale House
We took a chance this past summer when we decided to do a no-meat beer dinner. My thinking was that if we are ever going to do this it has to be in July when local veggies are going crazy. What many people had to say about our no meat beer dinner was pretty scary. It was as though people imagined raw, diced carrots and rubbery eggplants soaked in vinegar, presented with lettuce and maybe a merciful crust of 18-grain bread. This would be followed by dry soy bean & tofu loaf, covered in pomegranate and tomato glaze and garnished with a sprig of flat leaf parsley nestled in a pile of orange zest and chopped mint leaves. You can complete the nightmare yourself. And if you are not familiar with many non-meat dishes, then you might be justified in imagining such an intimidating and uninviting arrangement of food presented under the heading “no meat”. However, in spite of all the protestations and mutinous mumblings, our intrepid experiment in non-meat eating turned out the largest summer beer dinner crowd ever and the dinner was sold out! It was a savory affair.
Nevertheless, there were some horrified people – people we needed to consider. They did not attend that summer beer dinner and were even quite put off that such an event might occur within the confines of their home away from home. One can assume that these were meat eaters, and red meat, being furthest from the kingdom of the veggie, must be where their allegiance lies. It was not a miraculous triumph in judgment to decide to go the other way this time. We would assuage the fears and feelings of these oppressed people. In addition, it seems that there are a great number of ‘show me the red meat’ types out there, that although not put off by our summertime experiment, would be chomping at the bit to partake in an All Beef, Certified Black Angus feast. This is your night. Let the drooling begin. Bring out the Dionysian celebrants. Leave no bone unturned. I understand that the tables may now be slightly turned for another unfortunate population out there. So sorry.
Lest you think you will have to roll up your sleeves, let me show you the elegance with which you will be presented:
***************** Menu *****************
Wisconsin cheddar cheese and beer soup with Certified Angus Beef boneless short rib and garnished with popcorn.
Smoked Brisket California roll, Certified Angus Beef smoked beef brisket wrapped around sushi rice, red bell peppers, matchstick carrot, and sliced avocado, garnished with sesame seeds and drizzled with a pomegranate molasses.
Certified Angus Beef filet mignon tartar with a wedge of Truffle tremor cheese, red watercress, caper berries and onion relish and drizzled with chili oil.
Coffee crusted Certified Angus Beef Boston club New York Sirloin, sitting a top a shredded potato cake with white and green asparagus, braised red cabbage and Demi glas reduction. Garnished with a tomato mozzarella pesto sauce.
Beer float! Naked Stout poured over a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and garnished with a chocolate covered pretzel. What, no meat?
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Thanks for being there.
************ Other Events going on at the Gardner Ale House ***************
* 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Harvest Homebrew Competition
Entry Deadline: Monday, November 9, 2009
This is an official BJCP certified beer judging competition. This competition is held in conjunction with Red Apple Farm’s Thanksgiving Harvest Festival which takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving. Click here for more information about the competition.
* Ale House Halloween Party
Friday, October 30, 2009 – 10 PM Till?
No Cover, 21+, Free Buffet, $200 in Cash Prizes for costumes.
The party starts at 10 with CAVES ON MARS blasting out Led Zeppelin tunes. Old guys like me really like this. And for some reason, young people do too. Led Zeppelin is one of those bands that played ‘out of time’. And CAVES ON MARS continues to wow me with their energetic and talented attack on this music. Expect Rug Burns.
As we head toward midnight, THE FRANKS take over and at midnight, we play Thriller and begin the Walk of Shame. This is the judging part of the night, prizes are awarded immediately following the Walk. After prizes, the dancing continues and ramps up as the hot, hot Franks, just off their CD Release party at Tammany Hall, are amped to play till dead. After all, it’s Halloween.
* Monday night blues night
Our once a month Blue Monday show has turned into, at least, Blue October. In fact, we have six Monday Blues shows in a row, going into November. Our first was this week with Johnnie Moore and Dave Rivers, two guys who’ve been playing forever, making it look easy, making it sound too good. Visit our on line calendar for the other Blue October gigs.