Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Octavia's Porch to Host Innis & Gunn Beer Dinner

Oak aged beers have been growing in popularity and availability for good reason. Their complexity and mellowness, combined with unexpected flavors, make for great drinking. And great eating.

On March 16, Octavia’s Porch will host an exclusive tasting dinner featuring the highly rated, oak aged beers of Innis & Gunn. To join these four special beers, Chef Nikki Cascone has crafted a special menu including Wild Mushroom Knishes with Beer Mustard and Apple Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce.

A representative from Innis & Gunn will be on hand to guide guests through the four beers, which include two new offerings only available in the U.K..

o Rum Cask: Sweet & spicy, with a mellow oak background. A limited bottling, aged in American Oak before being put in Navy Rum barrels for the remainder of the maturation process

o Winter Brew: Natural hints of ripe fruit, vanilla, and caramel. Every ingredient used to brew this beer has been selected for its intensity of flavor. Large amounts of pale ale and crystal malts impart the caramel fruit character, strength and body

o Canadian Brew: Brewed with rye grains and aged in Canadian Whiskey Barrels, then matured for a total of 71 days

o Original Innis & Gunn: Luxurious malt and toffee giving way to mellow oak with vanilla overtones. Balanced by the orange peel citrus character

For more information and to book a spot at the dinner, call the restaurant at 212-677- 4096 or reserve via e-mail at igbeerdinner@octaviasporch.com

Wednesday, March 16, 6:30-10:30 pm

$48 Tasting Menu

For the Table - Canadian Cask
assorted house made pickles
wild mushroom knishes - beer mustard

Soup & Salad - Original Innis & Gunn
beets – goat cheese, lamb bacon
potato escarole soup

Entree (choose one) - Winter Brew
smoked fish with red onion - cucumber relish and cauliflower puree
grilled Romanian steak with beer-bbq sauce, potato shilkas

Dessert - Rum Cask
apple cake with caramel rum sauce
beer egg cream

Octavia’s Porch
40 Avenue B (between 3rd and 4th Streets)
Subway: F to 2nd Avenue or Delancey
$48 for 4 courses with beer pairings
212-677-4096 or igbeerdinner@octaviasporch.com

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