At My Wits End – a Beer Dinner

Wittekerke Wit

I attended this dinner at Biercraft Bistro on June 25th it was the last dinner in their Battle of the Belgian series that featured a 4 course meal created by Chef Don Farion paired with a variety of beers from Belgium.

My friend Sergio who was visiting from Toronto joined me at this dinner.

Now on to dinner and the pairings!

First Course:

Summer Greek Salad

Summer Greek Salad with lemon and oregano vinaigrette

Paired with Wittekerke Wit

Second Course:

Gruyere and withier Fondue

Gruyere and withier Fondue with crusty bread, seasonal fruit and vegetables

Paired with Ommegang Witte

Ommegang Witte

Third Course:

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with sweet corn and goat’s cheese grits, crispy coleslaw

Paired with Glazen Toren Jan de Lichte Double Wit

Fourth Course:

Lemon Curd, Limoncello and Coriander mascerated organic blueberries

Lemon curd, Limoncello and Coriander mascerated organic blueberries

Paired with Driftwood Whitebark

Comments:

The whole meal was delicious and very well paired. My favourite of the food dishes and pairings was the oustanding Gruyere and withier Fondue with crusty bread, seasonal fruit and vegetables that was paired with Ommegang Witte. I also loved the Buttermilk Fried Chicken with sweet corn and goat’s cheese grits, crispy coleslaw that was paired with Glazen Toren Jan de Lichte Double Wit. For dessert the Lemon curd, Limoncello and Coriander mascerated organic blueberries was the perfect ending to the meal, for this one they paired it with a beer from BC the Driftwood Whitebark.

Biercraft Bistro offers Beer and Food pairing dinners monthly contact them for details at  604-874-6900 or visit them online at http://biercraft.com/cambie/

By: Richard Wolak