A great beer dinner starts with a great concept, someone probably never said. So after weeks of brainstorming, Kyle and I determined that the follow-up to the first feed me kc beer dinner would be broad yet focused: “Beers from the liquor store, food from the grocery store.”
Indeed, we were able to source all of the elements for our meal from nearby liquor and grocery stores. In fact, it was surprisingly simple — something you could even do yourself. For a list of acceptable purveyors of food and liquor, Google (or Bing, if you’re one of those people): “places to purchase beer for consumption in the immediate future” and “places to purchase food for eating at night,” or a similar variation (for example, if you are purchasing for lunch, you would Google “places to purchase food for eating during the daytime”).
Turnout for the event was robust, despite a strong October cold front that had many of the guests exclaiming, “Sure wish I’d brought a sweater!” Indeed, a good time was had by all.
We’re already planning a wintertime beer dinner and welcome your concept suggestions. So far we have:
- “Smoked Beers and Sour Meat”
- “On the Banks of Party Cove”
- “Fort Meyers Mardi Gras”
Curry-crusted Norwegian salmon – sashimi of salmon belly – cauliflower puree – rainbow chard – lemon-lavender beurre blanc
North Coast Pranqster Golden Belgian Ale
Kyle’s Famous Bacon Salad
bacon – arugula – tomato vinaigrette – rosemary croutons
New Glarus IIPA
chocolate chocolate cookie – graham cracker ice cream – toasted marshmallow sauce – graham crunch
Heller Bamberg Rauchbier – smoked beer
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
It was a two-Ripple-bin affair.