I’ll have to remember to ask Chef Bruce Paton, who simply refers to himself as a Beer-Chef, when I see him at his next Beer & Food Pairing Dinner, which features the finely crafted ales of Pelican Pub and Brewery. If you’ve never been to one of the Beer-Chef’s dinners, you are in for a fantastic experience. This ain’t no “grab a slice, a dawg, and a brewskie shin-dig.” Dinners with the Brewmaster are every bit as sophisticated a food pairing as the most haute wine event, they’re just a lot more fun! One Wine Valley Chef even said, “The magical way that Chef Bruce pairs Beer & Food should have the wine industry very nervous”

Read the menu below and you’ll see what I’m talking about:

Dinner with the Brewmaster
Friday January 18, 2008
The Cathedral Hill Hotel
Featuring:Pelican Pub and Brewery

6:30 PM
Beer Chef’s Hors D’Oeuvre Selection
India Pelican Ale

Dinner 7:30PM
First Course
Ceviche of Day Boat Scallop with Lobster Emulsion
Saison du Pelican

Second Course
Crispy Pork Belly with Slow Poached Egg and Ancho Chili Hollandaise
Stormwatcher’s Winterfest

Third Course

Slow Roasted Duck Breast with Bellwether San Andreas Cheese Grits, Satsuma Mandarins and Fig Gastrique
Grand Cru de Pelican

Fourth Course
Nutmeg Flan with Vanilla Bean Chocolate Barbecue Sauce
Le Pelican Brun

$75 per Person Inclusive of Tax and Gratuity
Please Make Reservations
At www.beer-chef.com
Bruce D. Paton CEC bruce@beer-chef.com

***If you can’t make this dinner, the Beer and Chocolate Tasting on February 15th, would make the perfect Valentines gift.