If you know me at all, you know this much is true. Beer is not my first love. Wine, and especially sparkling wine, owns my heart. But when I heard about?this up and coming beer dinner with one of my favorite brewers at one of my most beloved?Portland establishments, I reserved my space?immediately. On October 19th, Altabira welcomes pFriem Family Brewers for a 4-course craft beer dinner.?Guests will enjoy a 4-course gastropub-style menu prepared by chef de cuisine Luis Escorcia and pastry chef Natalie Harkness, paired with craft beers from pFriem.
The reception begins at?6:30 p.m.
4-course dinner is from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
ONLY 20 SEATS AVAILABLE (and I already snatch?2 of those)!
A reasonable?$50 per person includes drinks and food. Gratuity not included.
Drool over this menu?
Dungeness crab deviled eggs
Avocado toast, lime, cilantro
Braised short rib and horseradish crostini
Pairing: Wit – with aromas of orange peel and spice, light-creamy flavor and a refreshing finish
Diver scallop crudo with pickled sea beans, chorizo bread crumbs, parsley pesto
Pairing: Pilsner – crisp and snappy, floral hops, honey with a spicy finish
Mixed chicories Caesar salad, Spanish anchovy
Pairing: Belgian Strong Blonde – pear and clove bouquet, clean maltiness and invigorating flavor
Oxtail and beef tongue stew, turnips, acorn squash, cipollini onions
Pairing: Belgian Strong Dark – figs, dark chocolate, ripe fruit and toffee
Apple and quince tartin with cherry sauce
Pairing: ?Oude Kriek? – year old Lambic-style ale, bright acidity, nutty undertones and a tangy finish
Reservations may be made by calling the restaurant at (503) 963-3600. Altabira?s craft beer dinner series continues into the fall with the final brewery collaboration with Worthy Brewing on November 9, 2016.
Altabira City Tavern offers regional American cuisine focused on updated classic dishes with?16 taps of local craft beers, select Northwest wines, and locally distilled spirits. The restaurant and bar is open for lunch and dinner in a modern setting with large floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of Portland?s downtown skyline and inner east side. For more information and menu, please visit www.altabira.com.
pFriem Family Brewers
pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, Ore., just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town?s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem?s core beers and current seasonals inside or around the fire-pit on the outdoor patio. The pFriem tasting room offers a Belgian-influenced menu, made with locally-sourced ingredients; designed to pair with the pFriem family of artisanal beers.
pFriem Family Brewers (pronounced ?freem?) is a Northwest & Belgian inspired 15-barrel brewery and tasting room in Hood River, OR. pFriem artisanal beers are symphonies of flavor and balance, influenced by the great brewers of Belgium, but unmistakably true to our homegrown roots in the Pacific Northwest. Although they are served humbly, each glass is overflowing with pride and a relentless aspiration to brew the best beer in the world. We?ll let you decide.