Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Deschutes' Chocolate Beer Pairing Dinner

Ah, if only I lived closer to Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. I was invited to attend this weekend's dinner and had I the time and means of getting there, you can bet your ass I'd be there enjoying the following menu items.
Passed appetizer – Cocoa and Ancho Dusted Scallops on a Plantain Chip
Paired with St Abe Belgian Artisanal Ale

Plated Appetizer – Duck Enchilada with Mole Sauce
Paired with Chocolate Pale Ale

Salad – Blueberry and Micro Green Salad with White Chocolate and Lavender Vinaigrette
Paired with Black Butte XX

EntrĂ©e – Misty Isle Filet Mignon with Seville Orange and Chocolate Demi Glace
Paired with Chocolate Irish Export Extra Stout

Dessert – White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries
Paired with Double Black the Black Butte XX
If any of you make this dinner, can you take some pictures and report back to me?

If you're in the area and would like to go, the dinner is May 31 (Saturday) beginning at 6:30 PM, you can call for price and reservation information.