Friday, November 20, 2009

Vignola/4th Annual Allagash Beer Dinner

As any of you how have been following me around this week know my taste buds have been getting a real workout! Thursday night was the last of the three major dinners with Vignola hosting their 4th Annual Allagash Beer Dinner.

I'll do a follow up post sometime soon with all three dinner menus. But here is the  cliff notes version of tonights feast.
The Intro... Winter Squash, Steak Tartare, Shrimp & Avocado.

One... Croque Monsier with pork Belly & Allagash Fluxus 09.
Two... A trio of House Made Raviolis & Allagash Black.
Three... Pan Seared Scallop with Cauliflower Puree & Allagash Interlude 09.
Four... Roasted Duck Leg, Vinigash Gastrique & Allagash Gargamel and Allagash Vagabond.
These last two beers were the last of the brew and the dinner patrons were very lucky indeed as these were small batch (500 bottles) and will never be seen much less tasted again!

Finnish... Biscotti, Ciambelline, Pizzelles & Allagash White or Coffee.

Tonights dinner ran the longest and was much more of a party atmosphere with people mixing with each other all over the restaurant. I'd highly recommend putting this on your radar for next year!!!
well the week is almost done with only a wine tasting at Rosemont at their Munjoy Hill location for friday.  There is a book signing at Rabelais (4:00) Barbara Lynch, chef/owner of No. 9 Park, James Beard Award for Best Chef Northeast in 2003 and author of Stir: Mixing it Up in the Italian Tradition, will be at Rabelais for a book signing.

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