I attended this dinner at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen on Monday March 19th that featured a 6 course meal created by Chef Brian Fowke paired with a variety of beers from Howe Sound Brewing along with their Brew Master Franco Corno.
I dined with the team from Howe Sound Brewing and their Brew Master Franco Corno and we talked about the beer including their newly released Gathering Storm Cascadian Dark Ale.
Now on to dinner and the pairings! Chef Fowke baked his fresh Organic Potato Bread to have as the meal began.
BC Winter Hothouse Beefsteak Tomato Salad paired with Howe Sound Brewing Howe Sound Lager
Andouille Sausage Cassoulet paired with Howe Sound Brewing Rail Ale Nut Brown
Slow braised Mt Lehman Duckling Meatballs paired with Howe Sound Brewing King Heffy
Roasted Fraser Canyon Pork Tenderloin paired with @Eauvivre Pinot & Howe Sound Brewery Cascadian Dark Ale
Rare-seared Butler Steak Au Poivre paired w/ Howe Sound Brewery Pothole Filter Imperial Stout
Double Chocolate Sourdough Stout Cake paired Howe Sound Brewery Megadestroyer Licorice Stout
This was an outstanding dinner, each of Chef Fowke’s dishes were well thought out using as many local ingredients as he could do.
My favourite of the food dishes and pairings was the delicious Andouille Sausage Cassoulet paired with Howe Sound Brewing Rail Ale Nut Brown, not only were the sausages so good as was the bean cassoulet and together the dish was outstanding. I also loved the Slow braised Mt Lehman Duckling Meatballs paired with Howe Sound Brewing King Heffy, the combination of the linguine, roasted winter heirloom tomato sauce and the duck meatballs was fabulous and I could have eaten more and more of this dish throughout the night. My third favourite dish was the dessert, Double Chocolate Sourdough Stout Cake paired Howe Sound Brewery Megadestroyer Licorice Stout both paired so well and made a fine finish to a superb meal.
Kitsilano Daily Kitchen offers Beer and Food pairing dinners once in awhile contact them for details at 604-569-2741 or visit them online at http://www.kitsdaily.com/
By: Richard Wolak