As the nights get shorter and the cool air sets in, Altabira City Tavern is about to launch its fall series of beer dinners at the restaurant that sits atop Hotel Eastlund in Portland’s Lloyd District. On Wednesday, September 28, Altabira will welcome The Commons Brewery to be the season’s first beer dinner.
Guests will enjoy a 4-course gastropub-style menu prepared by Altabira’s Chef Luis Escorcia along with Pastry Chef Natalie Harkness, paired with craft beers from The Commons Brewery.
Below is the menu for the dinner with The Commons Brewery on Wednesday, September 28.
Salt cod fritters, chile aioli
Avocado toast, lime, cilantro
Pork rillettes, crostini, pickled onions
Pairing: The Commons Myrtle, a tart Farmhouse ale with a pleasant acidity
Beer and cheese soup with cheddar biscuit
Pairing: The Commons Pils, a Northern German-style pilsner
Scotch egg with a Lyonnaise salad of frisee, radish, fine herbs and sherry vinaigrette
Pairing: The Commons Flemish Kiss, a Foudre Aged American brett ale
Braised beef short ribs, marble potatoes, rainbow chard and Nardello peppers
Pairing: The Commons Farmhouse Ale, a golden, crisp and floral Belgian ale
Peach and huckleberry semifreddo
Pairing: The Commons’ Fleur de Blanc, a white farmhouse with rose hips, petals and elderflowers
The evening’s festivities begin at 6:30pm with a reception that is followed by the dinner that commences at 7:00pm. Twenty seats are available at $75 per person; drinks, food and gratuity are all included. Make your reservations for the dinner by calling the restaurant at (503) 963-3600.
The beer dinners continue into the fall, as this one is the first of three dinners. On Wednesday, October 19th, pFriem Family Brewers will be the featured brewery and then on Wednesday, November 9th, Worthy Brewery will be taking the helm.
Altabira City Tavern 1021 NE Grand Ave. Suite 600 Portland, OR 97232
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.