Standard Foods ~ Raleigh, NC
If you are looking for a fun night out to celebrate NC Beer Month there is a very special cider & beer collaboration dinner taking place at Standard Foods in Raleigh next Monday, April 18th at 6:30pm. Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider and Fullsteam Brewery’s Sean Wilson have collaborated with Chef Scott Crawford on unique food and beverage pairings for this event.
Guests will begin in the backyard farm with a cocktail featuring cider, beer and Crude Bitters, then be seated for a 4-course springtime dinner featuring alternate pairings of Foggy Ridge Cider and beers from Fullsteam Brewery. Flynt and Wilson will be on-hand to discuss their award-winning beverages, and their collaborative and long-time friendship. I recently visited Standard Foods for the first time and expect the food will be amazing for this dinner. You can view the menu below and purchase tickets for the event here.
YELLOWFIN TUNA TARTARE
Fermented Pepper, Peanuts, Cilantro
Paired with Foggy Ridge Stayman Winesap
Wild Rhubarb Butter, Crispy Grains
Paired with Fullsteam Heritage Grain Farmhouse Ale
CHARRED BEEF SHORT RIB
Boulted Rye Porridge, Soft Egg, Pine Jus
Paired with Fullsteam Catalyst
CORN BREAD PUDDING
Sorghum Caramel, Cinnamon-Toffee Ice Cream
Paired with Foggy Ridge Pippen Black
Fairview Dining Room at Washington Duke Inn
A few months ago I attended a wonderful beer dinner at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, the premier luxury inn and golf club located on the campus of Duke University in Durham. April is North Carolina beer month and this week the Inn is hosting “The Brewer and The Farmer” dinner. This special dinner features another local favorite brewery of mine, Hillsborough’s Mystery Brewing Company and Rougemont’s Prodigal Farm, on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:45 p.m.
Beer and cheese enthusiasts alike are invited to join Executive Chef Jason Cunningham for a masterfully created multi-course menu incorporating decadent Prodigal cheeses paired with flavorful Mystery beers. Mystery Brewing Company will feature limited-time celebratory birthday brews, including Sancho (Belgian Singel), Orpheus (Belgian Dubbel),Mousqueton (Belgian Tripel) and Eurydice (Belgian Quad).
Mystery Founder and CEO Erik Lars Myers will join with Prodigal Co-Owner Kathryn Spann to guide guests through this extravaganza and share their expertise along the way. These dinners are a lot of fun and a great way to learn more about the thought process behind the different beers offered by the brewery and how they pair with different foods. Not to mention the Fairview Dining Room at the Washing Duke Inn is an amazing space to enjoy an evening of great food and craft beer.
The Brewer and the Farmer Dinner costs $65 per person, or $54 for Executive Club members. The event will take place on the Fairview Patio, weather permitting.
To make reservations, please call the Fairview Dining Room at (919) 493-6699 or visit the event registration page.
About The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is located on the campus of Duke University, only twenty minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and ten minutes from Research Triangle Park. The Washington Duke Inn is the only AAA Four Diamond hotel in Durham, North Carolina. Nestled on 300 acres filled with tall pines and hardwoods, the Inn is known for its beautiful facility and grounds, 271 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, marvelous cuisine in the Fairview Dining Room — winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award, 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence — the Bull Durham Bar, the Robert Trent Jones-designed 18-hole championship Duke University golf course, and its convenience to local points of interest. It is set apart from other area hotels and conference centers by unparalleled service, a gracious staff, luxurious interiors and attention to detail. For more information or reservations call (919) 490-0999 or visit washingtondukeinn.com.