The skies are cloudy, rains have fallen, and the leaves are starting to turn color and fall. It’s finally starting to feel like autumn! Lost Coast Brewery is the featured craft brewery in what could possibly be the final Brewmasters Dinner of 2012 for California Café. With Halloween just a little more than a week away, the menu is frighteningly creative!
Who: California Café Palo Alto
What: Brewmasters Dinner featuring Lost Coast Brewery
Where: California Café, 700 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA
When: Thursday, October 25, 2012 @6:30pm
Cost: $45 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
Food: Possessed “Egg” Salad - burrata, mache, confited duck, raspberry coulis, hazelnut
Beer: Raspberry Brown
Food: Suckling Sacrifice - candied bacon, suckling pig, rainbow chard, waffle, micro mustard green
Beer: Indica IPA
Food: Witches Stew - lamb, roasted root vegetables, puff pastry
Beer: 8 Ball Stout
Food: Missing “Digit” - ricotta, chocolate tuile, persimmon coulis
Beer: Downtown Brown
Dress to Impress
Considering that this dinner has a Halloween theme, California Café is encouraging guests to this dinner to arrive and dine in costume. I don’t normally hear of many restaurants encouraging this, especially at sit-d0wn dinners, but I can only guess that this will add to the fun of the event. Nothing like the site of witches, vampires, and zombies chowing down on some fine food and well crafted beers.
Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to this event due to a prior obligation. I’m almost considering changing plans. The fun and creativity I see in this menu is making a strong case for the change.
In any event, if you’re able to make it to this dinner, I’d love to hear about your experiences as well as see photos.