My apologies for getting this information out so late. I usually try and publish information about upcoming events early enough for you to take into consideration when planning your social schedules but it would appear that I am a day behind this week. Totally though yesterday was just Monday. That said, local craft brewery Strike Brewing Company is taking their turn at the table and is the featured brewery at California Café’s beer dinner series.
Brewmasters Dinner Details
Who: California Café Palo Alto
What: Brewmasters Dinner featuring Strike Brewing Company
Where: California Café, 700 Welch Road #108, Palo Alto, CA
When: Thursday, September 27, 2012 @6:00pm
Cost: $45 per person, exclusive of taxes and gratuity. Call 650-325-2233 to make your reservations soon!
Food: Oyster on the half shell, cider mignonette
Food: Pork tenderloin ballantine, roasted root vegetables, sauce robert
Food: Housemade Bison sausage, jicama, papaya, pickled leeks, golden raisin
Beer: Imperial Red
Food: Triple chocolate bavarois, huckleberry coulis
I’ve been a fan of Strike Brewing since I first had their craft beers. I enjoy that they’re working in the “session beer” space, as by many accounts that’s the segment that’s going to go through a boom next. That said, their latest offerings, the higher in alcohol Imperial Red and IPA are pretty stellar as well.
Looking at the menu, there are a few things that have caught my eye. I’m interested in seeing how the oyster/wit pairing works out as I’ve never been a fan of the oyster/stout pairing. I am also looking forward to seeing how the progression of the dinner goes as the Strike Brewing Brown is the dessert beer. In any case, I have faith that Executive Chef Todd Yamanaka and Sous Chef Robert Osbourne will make things work.