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May
21

5 Rabbit Beer Dinner Pairing

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 • 7:00 - 10:00pm

Howells & Hood
435 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
312-262-5310

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Howells & Hood is partnering with 5 Rabbit to bring you a unique craft beer dinner event

Our East Banquet Room will be filled with 7 stations, each showcasing a unique 5 Rabbit craft brew, paired with a mouth-watering selection from our Chefs. Additionally, a representative will be ready and waiting at each station to educate you on both.

To top it off, Randy Mosher, a nationally-recognized author and expert in the field of beer and brewing, will be onsite to give you some insight into the craft beer world. 

 

STATIONS:

Meatball Sub, smoked tomato vindaloo, rosemary lemon ricotta
Beer Pairing: 5 Grass: great with tomato, and smoked notes; herbal to match meatballs and rosemary; enough hops to match fat


Toasted Farro Hummus, citrus cured salmon, and herb flatbread
Beer Pairing: 5 Rabbit: clean, uncomplicated flavors, with citrus notes; welcome with fish; hoppy enough to balance rich fish, but not be in conflict (fish oil + excessive bitterness = metallic tastes)


Duck Confit, Lincoln Log goat cheese, grapefruit shishito jam, toasted baguette
Beer Pairing: 5 Lizard: awesome with goat cheese/chevre; obvious common flavors with grapefruit; acidity of beer cuts richness of cheese and duck without overwhelming


Compressed Beets, whipped buttermilk bleu, curried spiced hazelnuts
Beer Pairing: Missionario: rich, yet delicate flavors need subtle beer to not overwhelm; beer's creaminess (from almonda) emphasizes cheese and nuts; winelike fruitiness enhances fruity aspect of beets


Big Ed’s Gouda Grilled Cheese, braised pork belly, smoked tomato jam
Beer Pairing: 5 Grass: great with tomato; plenty of hops to match fat in cheese and pork belly; smoky aspect a great combo with cheese and an obvious link to smoked tomato jam


BBQ Smoked Pork Shank Sandwich, cider ale mustard, sheep’s parmesan
Beer Pairing: Huitzi: strong enough to stand up to dish but not obscure delicate pork flavors; hibiscus and other fruity aromas harmonious with apples in mustard; light tannic finish + high carbonation should cut fat of cheese and belly; think of this one as like a wine (rose or pinot noir) pairing

Bitter Chocolate Mousse Shooter, bacon and pickled cherry jam
Beer Pairing: 5 Vulture: chocolatey and fruity notes from the chiles match ingredients; dry enough to cleanse palate of this rich dish


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