Join Howells & Hood and six cider breweries at 6pm on July 23rd for a Midsummer BBQ Cider Dinner. Learn about the cider making process and what foods pair best with ciders. The dinner will kick-off with an exclusive firkin tapping by Vander Mill Ciders.
Enjoy a generous family-style dinner including passed appetizers and dessert. Each menu item is paired with a cider by one of the six guest breweries. See menu and pairings below.
Tickets are priced at $50 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 312-262-5310.
All ticket holders will be held to the 48-hour cancellation policy.
CIDER DINNER MENU
First Passed Hors d’oeuvres & Ciders
Veal Bratwurst - Worcestershire braised onions, cider mustard
Original Sin Hard Cider 6.0% ABV - dry traditional cider, fermented with two types of Champagne yeast
*Firkin Tapping: Vander Mill Ciders Michigan Wit 6.8% ABV - dry cider made with Belgian ale yeast, and spiced with orange peel and coriander
Second Passed Hos d ’Oeuvres & Ciders
Grilled Lobster Roll - vanilla bean yogurt, pickled pear, chervil, New England roll
Wyder's Hard Cider Reposado Pear 6.9% ABV - pear cider aged in tequila barrels infused with smooth subtle oak laden tequila notes
Third Passed Hos d ’Oeuvres & Ciders
Achiote Quail Taco - Serrano cherry jam, cabbage, radish, cilantro
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Anthem Cherry 6.2% ABV - tart, dry cider crafted from a blend of fresh pressed apples and finished with the juice of Oregon cherries
First Family Style Course
Slagel Farms Porchetta - charred corn, baked beans
J.K.'s Scrumpy Farmhouse Organic Hard Cider 6.0% ABV - smooth cider fermented naturally in small artisanal batches of a proprietary blend of organic apples grown at Koan Family Orchards in Michigan
Second Family Style Course
60 Day Dry-Aged Ribeye - crème fraiche, poached fingerling potatoes, grilled radicchio
Woodchuck Hard Cider Barrel Select 6.9% ABV - ultra-limited cider crafted in small batches for a rare taste of sweet, crisp apple cider combined with smoky, dry bourbon flavors
Passed Dessert Course
Grilled Peach Melba - huckleberry, spiced Marcona almond, Bria’s ice cream
Vander Mill Ciders Ginger Peach 6.9% ABV - refreshing, spicy, semi-sweet cider blended with peach and ginger juice