Thursday, October 16, 2008

Beer Events; Merchant du Vin Dinner at Crane Alley

Crane Alley will be hold a series of beer dinners in the coming months. The first will be a dinner paired with beers carried by Merchant du Vin. This one will be Monday, November 10 at 7 p.m. It will be $60 per person.

Here's the menu for the evening.

1. Salad-- Field greens, anchovy fillets, tomato, olives, fried capers with a lemon mustard vinaigrette.
2. Sushi 3 way White Tuna, Baked Eel, Smoked Roe each with their own sauce.
3. Cornish Hen stuffed with quinoa, and served with asparagus and hearts of palm sauce.
4. Port Braised Buffalo Shank served on Wild Mushroom Risotto drizzled with truffle oil and parmesano reggiano.
5. Marscapone-Jalapeno puff pastry with a honey-pecan-caramel sauce.

Each will be paired with a beer from the Merchant du Vin lineup.

The current list of the beers will be: Ayinger Brau Weiss; Orval; Rochefort 8; Lindemans Pomme; and Sam Smith Imperial Stout.

Merchant du Vin is the importer of Ayinger, Rochefort, Westmalle, Orval, Lindemans, Melbourn, Samuel Smith, and others.

Contact Aaron Wood ( or call (217) 384-7526 to sign up.

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