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It’s Time for A Beer Dinner

By William Brand
Sunday, January 22nd, 2006 at 10:39 pm in Uncategorized.

It’s a new year and Bruce Paton, the executive chef at the Cathedral Hill Hotel will hold his first Dinner With the Brewmaster this Friday night, Jan. 27, 2006, featuring the award-winning beers of Schooner’s Grille and Brewery, Antioch, CA.

Deadline for tickets has passed, but Bruce always manages to squeeze in late-comers. Cost: $65 and worth it. Call: (415) 674-3406. The hotel also a $79 room rate. It’s at 1101 Van Ness Ave.

Here’s the menu:

Reception, 6:30 p.m., Chefs Hors DíOeuvre, served with Schooner’s Red Ale

Dinner: 7:30 p.m.

First Course: Deconstructed Joeís Special Tartare of Angus Beef, Bloomsfield Spinach Salad with Roasted Mushrooms, Grated Hard Cook Egg and Shaved Asiago Cheese. Served with Schooner’s IPA

Second Course: Deconstructed Cioppino, Filet of Artic Char with Fresh Gulf Prawns, Dungeness Craband Manila Clams with Braised Fennel and Oven Dried Tomato Sauce, Served with Schooner’s Alpha Avalanche

Third Course: Butterscotch Bread Pudding with Scotch Ale Zabaglione. Served with Schooner’s Barrel Aged Scotch Ale.

You can sign up for an e-mail list on Bruce’s website here.

Also, if you’re headed to Eastern Contra Costa County, check out Schooner’s. It’s on the edge of a large shopping center that includes a multi-screen cineplex. Schooner’s, 4250 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA, (925) 776-1800. www.schooner’sbrewery.com.

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