The next Hops & Harvest beer dinner event at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Pub – located at Levi’s Stadium (4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara) – is set for Thursday, October 13 beginning at 6pm.
The 6-course beer dinner will showcase offerings from San Jose’s Strike Brewing Company. Strike represents the second local brewery in a row to be featured in Bourbon Pub’s beer dinner series.
Executive chef Steven Gotham has crafted an intriguing menu that highlights the various aspects of beer that make it such a versatile beverage when used to pair with food. Below is a sneak peek of the beer dinner menu:
Hamachi Crudo Tostada with Classic Dot Blonde Ale
Heirloom Kale, Pumpkin Seed, Dried Cranberry, Ginger Dressing with Horn Rounder IPA
Roasted Butternut Squash, Spaetzle, Brown Butter, Speck with Hunt for Oktoberfest
Beer Can Chicken, Roasted Marble Potatoes, Caramelized Shallot with Lumber Buster American Brown Ale
Tapioca, Citrus Granita, Chamomile Foam with Lucky Bullet Belgian Wheat
Mango Upside Down Cake, Crème Fraiche Sherbet with Screaming Hand Imperial Amber Ale
Tickets for the beer dinner are $65 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by calling 408-579-4460 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representatives from Strike will be on hand to answer any questions about the brewery and their beers. There’ll also be raffles held throughout the dinner with chances to win prizes courtesy of Strike and the 49ers.
The beer dinner is the fourth such dinner in Bourbon Pub’s ongoing Hops & Harvest beer dinner series, which started earlier this year. The upcoming beer dinner follows a very successful beer dinner held in August featuring Santa Clara’s Golden State Brewery, which I had the good fortune to attend and write about.