Brewmaster Dinner with Brewers from Italy + Denmark @ Ginger Man SoNo

24 Apr


Good beer is worth writing and talking about.  And, do you know what else good beer is perfect for?  Drinking, duh.  So, it only makes sense that beer dinners are great because you get to drink the beer and you get to learn about the beer.  Sometimes a rep from the brewery will be present and sometimes if you’re lucky you’ll get the owner or head brewer to present.  But, in the case of the Brewmasters Dinner at Ginger Man SoNo on Monday, May 6 at 7 pm ($85 pp includes tax and tip), you’re getting much more than that.

That’s right beerologists, you’ll be getting a major treat.  We’re talking about two brewers from Italy and a brewer from Denmark.  The guests of honor, along with their breweries, are:

Paolo Fontana – Head Brewer La Baladin (Italy)
Leonardo Di Vincenzo – Owner & Brewmaster Birra Del Borgo (Italy)
Michael Brogaard – Owner & Brewer Dansk Mjod (Denmark)

Here are the beers that you’ll be tasting:

Le Baladin:  Wayan Sour, Super Baladin (2008 vintage), Xyauyu

Birra del Borgo:  Caos brewed with Malvasia Grapes, Perle a Porci, Rubus con Lamponi

Dansk Mjod:  Viking Blod (mead made with hibiscus and honey)

And, here are the courses, paired with some of the brews:

Course 1:  Hot fluke crudo with lemon and brown butter

Paired with Caos

Course 2: Seafood cioppino with tomato fennel broth

Paired with Wayan Sour

Course 3:  Roasted quail with pickled raspberry, ramps, and parsnip puree

Paired with Rubus con Lamponi

Course 4:  Surf & turf with grilled porcini crown oyster and seared pork belly

Paired with Perle a Porci

Course 5:  Ricotta cheese meatball, braised in cream, with fresh pappardelle

Paired with 2008 Super Baladin

Course 6: Smoked vanilla gelato, sea salted caramel popcorn, and chocolate ganache

Paired with Xyauyu Fume

The Ginger Man SoNo

Brewmasters Dinner

5/6 at 7 pm

$85 per person, includes tax and tip

Address:  99 Washington Street

                  South Norwalk, CT 06854

Phone: 203.354.0163

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