Altabira City Tavern To Host Ninkasi Brewing Beer Dinner

 

With the fall season knocking at our door, Altabira City Tavern located inside Hotel Eastlund will be presenting its first seasonal beer dinner in 2017. On Wednesday, September 20th, Altabira City Tavern will welcome Ninkasi Brewing Company from Eugene, Oregon to kick off its seasonal craft beer dinners.

Chef de cuisine Luis Escorcia and pastry chef Natalie Harkness have put together a multi-course dinner menu each paired with five different beers from Ninkasi Brewing.

The dinner’s reception will begin at 6:30pm and will then be followed by the four-course dinner from 7:00-9:00pm. There are only 25 seats available and the cost is $50 per person includes beer and food. Gratuity not included. Reservations are available by calling Altabira at (503) 963-3600.

Chef Luis Escorcia of Altabira City Tavern discussing his process of pairing his dishes with beer.

Craft Beer Dinner Menu:

Passed Appetizers
Andouille deviled eggs
Sour cream and onion chicharones
Explorateur cheese tarts with blackberries
Paired with Helles Belles Lager, a light, flavorful lager that strikes a balance between satisfyingly crisp and deliciously crafted.

Starter Course
Corn and summer squash, Aleppo chili, cheddar and beer biscuit
Paired with Dawn of the Red, bursting with tropical notes with the bright complexity of El Dorado and Mosaic hops. An assertive hop presence is carried by a subtle caramel backbone, creating a flavorful, juicy beer.

Second Course
Soft shell crab French toast, tomatoes, basil oil and microgreens
Paired with Pacific Rain, a fiercely flavorful and refreshingly drinkable beer crafted with water from Oregon’s McKenzie River and a band of four distinguished hops. This Northwest Pale is citrusy, crisp and tailor-made for easy drinking.

Main Course
Beer-braised short rib, purple potatoes, roasted cherry tomatoes, Maitake mushrooms
Paired with Oktoberfest, crafted with Oregon-grown hops married to Northwest ingredients with a traditional German style. This light-bodied beer celebrates the harvest with a toasty malt bouquet and a touch of hop bitterness. Prost! 

Dessert
Peach tarte tatin with vanilla oatmeal stout ice cream and huckleberry syrup
Paired with Vanilla Oatis, a divine blend of vanilla, coffee, chocolate and roasted malt notes swirled together to create a crisp finish. The true signature of this beer comes from adding whole vanilla beans to the final stage of conditioning – the process used to dry hop a beer. This oatmeal stout is slightly sweet with a rich complexity and is decadent and delicious.

The view of the Oregon Convention Center and beyond from Altabira City Tavern.

Altabira City Tavern
1021 NE Grand Ave #600
Portland, OR 97232

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