Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Grown Up Dinner.

Last night I attended an amazing dinner at my favorite restaurant, Noggin Room, located in the Perry Hotel. One of Michigan's own beer companies, Short's Brewery, teamed up with the Noggin to deliever a night of great food with complimenting beers. My boyfriend and I have been wanting to get involved with these events for awhile now, so when this one starting being advertised we decided to mark our calendars. I usually never take pictures of my food (mostly just my alcohol) but I had to do it for this dinner. Absolutely stunning presentation and delicious combinations. Here's the five course run-down:

First was the Loaded Bloody Mary Inspired Beer:
Vodka poached shrimp, garlic brined cucumber, and pickled peppers
Pork Empanada
Corn flour pastry filled with pork carnitas, salsa roja, and guacamole
Beer Selection: Cerveza de Juli
Buffalo Bratwurst Slider
Buffalo sausage patty, red cabbage kraut, pickled onios, smoked Jarlsberg and Thousand Island dressing.
Beer Selection: Noble Chaos
Dry Aged Filet of Beef
House aged beef tenderloin medallion, coffee and cognac laced demi glace, blue cheese and walnut crust with a roasted grape garnish.
Beer Selection: Wizard
Candy Corn Baked Alaska
Golden sponge cake and peach ice cream surround with meringue flambe {it came out on fire!}
Beer Selection: Peaches n Creme
Overall, it was a perfect evening. We had a reserved table of 3 couples who happen to be my most favorite people in the world, so of course there was plenty of laughter and good stories. The host was very funny and insightful too, so we will definitely be attending these dinners in the future. Another thing is this night made us feel so grown up. We paid a pretty penny for this meal and it was worth it. Now if only I could cook like that so we could have grown up dinners all the time... Here's to hoping!
So check out Short's Brewery. Their beer is one of a kind and simply fantastic.

1 comment:

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

All of that food looks and sounds SO good! Glad you had a great time!