By William Brand
Sunday, February 5th, 2006 at 8:07 pm in Uncategorized.
There are a number of beer-related events in the next two weeks in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ill write about them in my column in the Oakland Tribune and other papers on Wednesday. But this, very fine event Bruce Patons Beer and Chocolate Dinner at the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco, has a Feb. 9, 2006 reservation deadline. So Im posting the info and the quite enticing menu.
Ive attended several of Bruce Patons dinners. Theyre always fun. This one promises to be special. Tickets are $80 per person, which includes all the beer, the food, tax and tip. Besides, the hotel offers a $79 room rate for dinner guests. Call (415) 6743406 for reservations.
BEER AND CHOCOLATE PAIRING
Friday, February 17, 2006, The Cathedral Hill Hotel
Featuring Scharffen Berger Chocolate and Fine Imported Ales
Reception, 6:30 p.m.
Chefs Hors DOeuvre Accented with Chocolate
Schneider Aventinus Methode Champenoise
Dinner, 7:30 p.m.
Napoleon of Butter Poached Lobster, Artichoke and Celery Root with Chocolate Sauce Americaine
Chimay Cinq Cents
Ravioli of Duck Confit and Cocoa Nibs in Natural Jus with Duck Ham and Micro Arugula
Angus Beef Short Ribs Braised in Chimay with Creamy Grits and Chocolate Balsamic Reduction
Chimay Grand Reserve
Trio of Artisan Chocolate Escapades
Vintage 2000 Chimay Grand Reserve