Beer Chef Bruce Paton’s first beer dinner next year will feature brewster Hildegard van Ostaden and the Urthel beers of Brouwerij de Leyerth from Belgium. It will be a three-course dinner and well worth the $80 price of admission. It will be held at the Cathedral Hill Hotel on Monday, January 8, 2007, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Call 415.674.3406 for reservations. Make your reservations soon, because the dinner should fill up fast and you don’t want to miss this one. I know I say that every time, but it’s true every time. I’ve met Ms. van Ostaden before and she’s a delightful speaker, not to mention her beers are uniformly fantastic. This will be the first big Bay Area beer event of the new year.
Reception: 6:30 PM
Beer Chef’s Hors D’Oeuvre
Urthel Hop It
Dinner: 7:30 PM
Salad of Assorted Fresh Shellfish with Warm Fennel Vichyssoise
Beer: Urthel Hibernus Quentum Tripel
Confit of Lamb with Truffled Potato Gratin, Wilted Bloomsdale Spinach and Black Trumpet Mushrooms
Beer: Urthel Vlaemse Bock
Tartare of Figs and Buddha’s Hand with Chocolate Sabayon, Vanilla Mascarpone and Cocoa Nib Cookie
Beer: Urthel Samaranth Quadrium Ale
Some of the beers that will be served at the Urthel Beer Dinner.
Dinner with the Brewmaster: Urthel
Cathedral Hill Hotel, 1101 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California
415.674.3406 [ website ]