Garrett Oliver Returns to BC
The Brewmaster’s Table author, Garrett Oliver, will be in B.C. from August 13-16 to host two beer pairing dinners in Victoria and Vancouver. While the cities’ beer aficionados will leap at this opportunity to dine with one of the foremost authorities on the subject, I hope the hospitality industry and the media will also take the time to attend and find out why beer also deserves a place at the table.
On August 13, Oliver will lead guests through a four-course dinner at Solomon’s in Victoria:
Marinated Ahi Tuna
Blood Orange Juice, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon Thyme
– Brooklyn Local 1
Seared Diver Scallop
Perilette Grape, Bleeding Heart Radish and Mizuna Salad, Candy Cane Beet Emulsion
– pairing TBA
Sous Vide Beef Short Rib
Yukon Gold Pommes Maxim, Cauliflower Puree
– pairing TBA
Sparkling Blackberry Tart with Crème Fraiche
– Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
On August 14, Oliver will be in Vancouver to guide patrons through a four-course dinner at The Granville Room:
BBQ Duck Terrine
Local asparagus, avocado and wax bean salad, and mustard seed vinaigrette.
Szechuan Peppercorn Crusted Tuna
Cucumber, tomato, seaweed salsa. and blood orange ginger dressing.
Garlic & Thyme Grilled Beef Tenderloin
Duck fat confit potato, baby vegetables, and green peppercorn sauce.
Mint White Chocolate Iced Parfait
Parisian fizzy fruit
At both dinners, guest will have an opportunity to sample Garrett Oliver’s Belgian-inspired strong dark ale, Brooklyn Local 2, which is not yet available in B.C. It’s brewed with German pilsner and English chocolate malt; Aurora, East Kent Golding, and Perle hops; and raw wildflower honey, Belgian dark candi sugar, and sweet orange peel.
The following day, there will be a tasting at the 39th & Cambie BCLDB Signature Store:
East Coast Beers, West Coast Style
Saturday, August 15, 2009
2:00 – 5:00pm
Finally, if you miss out on any of these opportunities, you can stop by for a pint at The Irish Heather where Garrett Oliver will be hanging out after 8:00pm on August 15. Be sure to bring your copy of The Brewmaster’s Table if you want it signed.