In today's AM EaterWire: Now that the Valentine's rush has waned, beer- and wine-pairing dinners have popped up all over town:
CENTRAL EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL: On Feb. 28, chef Dolan Lane of clarklewis cooks up three courses to be paired with pours from Italy's Punset Winery, a bio-dynamic and organic producer based in Piedmont. The $70 reservation includes food and four glasses of wine.
NORTHWEST: Here's one for the beer drinkers: Nob Hill's Wildwood partners with Hood River's Double Mountain Brewery for a seven-course beer-pairing dinner on March 4. Expect pairings like DM's Kolsch with hama hama oysters, a saison-and-sour-blend with house-cured chorizo, and the sour-cherry Devil’s Kriek with roasted pork loin. $60 includes seven courses, seven beers, and gratuity.
SOUTHEAST: Immortal Pie & Larder debuts its first-ever winemaker dinner on March 12, with Bethel Heights' Ben Casteel pouring at the spot's communal table. Three courses (served with four wines) set guests back $50 (not including gratuity), with Immortal's main course featuring a chicken, leek, and wild mushroom pie.
ALBERTA: Former Genoa chef/owner Amelia Hard makes a guest chef appearance at NE bottle shop Cork for its third-annual cassoulet feast and wine dinner. Lionel Faury (of Domaine Faury fame) will pour four glasses of his estates' finest, served alongside family-style courses of coquilles Saint-Jacques, goat-cheese and smoked veggie-topped tartelettes, and of course, that cassoulet. $100 per guest includes food, wine, and gratuity; RSVP required for the March 12 event.
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