Friday, November 19, 2010

Beer Dinner at Nosh

December 12 at 5:30pm, Nosh Kitchen Bar in Portland, Maine will be hosting a Smuttynose Beer Dinner.  The four course menu is loaded with delicious, meaty treats and each course is being paired with one of our Big Beers.  

Peter Egelston, Smuttynose's owner and founder, will be in the house that night, along with a number of our staff.  We'd love to meet you, so please join us.

One of the best ways I can describe Nosh, is to call it a food exaggerator.  There is a trend in the culinary world to take existing food types and dishes and blow them beyond their traditional form.  Kind of like Nigel Tufnel's "amp that goes to eleven" in Spinal Tap.  Nosh has chosen meat as its form of expression and, my God, do they do it well.  Through several visits there, I've had a pork belly Reuben, house-cured tempura bacon, and the Apocalypse Now burger, which is comprised of house ground beef patties, pork belly, fois gras, American cheese, house mayo, and macerated cherries and oranges.  They've recently added a Bolognese Sloppy Joe.  I think you get the idea.

Here is the dinner menu:

Course 1) Mini Charcuterie Plate comprised of Fois Gras Torchone w/Cranberry Jam, Rabbit Rillettes with Smuttynose braised Mustard Seed, Head Cheese with Old Brown Dog Gastrique

Paired with Maibock

Course 2) Maine Shrimp Rangoons served with house Kim Chi and Shrimp Fume, Mint

Paired with Big A IPA

Course 3) Beef Roulade-Beef rolled with Speck, Fontina cheese, Pine Nuts, Raisins and Tomato Sauce served with Seared, Butter-Poached Fingerling Potatoes

Paired with Baltic Porter

Course 4) Cheese Course-Winnimere wrapped in Lardo  and served Chestnut Honey, Toasted Hazelnuts and Candied Bacon.
Paired with Wheat Wine

Tickets are $65 per person.  To book your spot, you can call Nosh directly at 207-553-2227.  Our friends at Novare Res Bier Cafe can also take your information while you're having a pint.  They might even have a few rare barrel-aged Smuttynose beers on tap after the dinner.  Those beers might be the J. Lohr Chardonnay Barrel Tripel and the Utopias-barrel Baltic Porter.

Nosh is on Congress Street, a few blocks away from both the Portland Museum of Art as well as the International Cryptozoology Museum.  Why not make a day trip out of it?

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