Thursday, February 26, 2015

A beer dinner at Food 101? Hell yeah!


A sneak peek of the 3rd course, the Braised Short Rib with Red Wine Reduction. I salivated when I took this shot!
Yes! I’m hosting another beer dinner March 5th and it looks awesome!

Cheers Beer Lovers!

Not only am I a proud gourmand, but I when I pair it with some of the world’s best beers that complement gourmet fare, it results in an unforgettable dining experience. Having hosted beer dinners in the past including the last one with SaltYard here and ongoing Girl Scout Cookie pairing with Hop City and ScoutMob that sold out here, my next one at Sandy Springs’ award-winning Food 101 is going to be pretty damn awesome on Thursday, March 5th!
My first session during the Girl Scout Cookie Pairing last Monday.
I came up with the theme of season hopping, meaning we will include some hearty dishes to keep us warm during the winter while simultaneously ushering the blossoming vibe of the spring. Hence, the name “Season Hopping.” (Did you catch the “hop” reference too?) Besides the sneak peek at the Short Rib course above, here is the full menu below and a description brilliantly written by Green Olive’s Henri Hollis. Please book a seat here and come through. Along with eating and drinking in bliss, there will certainly be some other surprises in store (like I usually do). Shout out to the very talented Executive Chef Justin Keith and Sous Chef Cooper Sweat who plan on putting permanent smiles on your faces!
Thanks in advance for booking your reservation. For a mere $50 for five courses, you can’t lose! (Come on, poutine?!) 
Keep in mind that any dietary restrictions will be catered to if you call ahead. 404.497.9700

Cheers!
Ale
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Food 101 Sends The Cold Back North With “Season Hopping” Beer Dinner
Atlanta’s favorite southern eatery is partnering with Ale Sharpton to squeeze the last few drops out of winter and celebrate the coming spring with a menu and beverages inspired by the seasons’ transitions 

In the South, indulging in decadent food is one of winter’s only redeeming qualities. However, with the dawn of spring around the corner, green creeps back into the landscape and our diets. On Thursday, March 5, Executive Chef Justin Keith, Sous Chef Cooper Sweat and Atlanta’s favorite beer critic Ale Sharpton will team up to create a dining experience that perfectly captures this moment on the Southern calendar. The four course dinner (with an amuse bouche to start) includes the best of both worlds – a little of the decadence of winter, along with a bit of the lightness and excitement of spring. Each course will be paired with a brew handpicked by Ale Sharpton to perfectly complement both the season and the dish.

Amuse Bouche
Beer Battered Apple / Black Pepper Goat Cheese Whip / Hard Cider Reduction
Beer Pairing: Dupont Pommeau de Normandie

1st Course - Fish
Pan Seared Halibut / Vegetable Risotto / Stewed Tomato Coulis / Herb Oil
Beer Pairing: Westbrook White Thai

2nd Course - Intermezzo of "Southern Poutine"
Hand Cut Fries / BBQ Gravy / 101 Pimento Cheese / Poached Farm Egg
Beer Pairing: Three Taverns Prince of Pilsen

3rd Course - Deconstructed Boeuf Bourguignon
Braised Short Rib / Carrot / Turnip / Mushroom / Potato / Red Wine Reduction / Fried Sage Leaves
Beer Pairing: Monday Night Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale

4th Course - Sweets
Bacon Hushpuppies / Powdered Sugar / Stout Anglaise
Beer Pairing: Burnt Hickory Big Shanty Graham Cracker Stout

Reservations will sell out quickly as space is limited, with tickets available at here for $50 apiece (excluding tax and gratuity). Each ticket includes the full dinner with five pairings, all of which will be served in Food 101’s private dining room beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 5. For diners with allergies or special requests, please call 404.497.9700 to speak with a member of the Food 101 team. For additional announcements, events, specials and other news, please follow Food 101 on Facebook or on Twitter.

ABOUT FOOD 101
Food 101 has evolved during the past decade to focus on farm-to-table, cutting edge Southern Cuisine, while featuring several long-time favorites. Executive Chef Justin Keith highlights a bounty of local ingredients prepared with a bold Southern flair that provides a deliciously satisfying dining experience. High standards of quality ingredients and cutting edge cuisine have become synonymous with Food 101, including its Barrel Bar, which features Southern-inspired plates of its own with a cocktail menu built around two dozen bourbons. Food 101 serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday; dinner from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Sunday –Thursday and 5:30 until 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sundays. Food 101 is located at 4969 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30342. For reservations, menus and more information, visit food101atlanta.com. Connect with us on Facebook or on Twitter.



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