Love and Food in the Big D

Monday, June 13, 2011

Avery Brewing Beer Dinner - The Meddlesome Moth

Another fabulous beer dinner complete... 

This time, Chef Chad Kelley and The Moth crew played hosts to the folks from Avery Brewing Company out of Boulder, Colorado.  Adam Avery, brewery president and founder, was the guest speaker for the evening...telling us about the brewery and answering questions from amongst the crowd.  As part of The Moth's Summer Beer Dinner Series (and with lots of delicious beers to try), Chad took his guests through the ultimate Avery Experience...pairing not one but TWO beer selections with each course.  :)  I, of course, had my special photographers seat at the bar... where I not only saw the behind the scenes action in the kitchen but was able to get a birds eye view (of sorts) of the guests as they enjoyed their meals.  Happy faces amongst a "happy" crowd equals a good time over all.  :)  Great Job Chef, the food was divine. :)

Avery Beers ready for the first course delivery.... 
Beer, beer...everywhere... 

1st course:  Sunchoke "Vichyssoise", Salmon Roe & Petite Chives
Avery Beer Pairings:  Avery Karma & Salvation

Followed by:  Moroccan Lamb, Couscous, Pine Nuts & Currants
Avery Beer Pairings:  Avery IPA & New World Porter

Gotta love me a sea of sparkling wine glasses... 
Can someone spot Chef Kelley in this picture?  ;) 

Third Course:  Giant Nigerian Salt Water Prawn & Piment D'Espelette
Avery Beer Pairings:  Avery Reverend & Hog Heaven

It's like he's looking at me!!... lol..
He was delicious though... poor guy.  His name was Herb.  ;)

View from the end of the bar...

Fourth Course:  Slow Roasted Pheasant, Exotic Mushroom Bread Pudding
Avery Beer Pairings:  Avery Czar & Depuceleuse
**Side Note - That big hunk of brown on the left was NOT the most photogenic piece of food on the plate but it most certainly was the most delicious!  
Mmmmmm... mushroom bread pudding??  
It sounds sooooo wrong...but tasted soooooooo soooooooo RIGHT!  

Mignardises, Chocolate-Walnut Flourless Cookies, Coconut Macaroons, Vanilla-Orange Tapioca with Sugared Mint Leaves.
Avery Beer Pairings:  The Beast, 2007 Vintage

Manager Cara, Adam Avery, and Chef Chad after all was said and done.. 

Chef Wife Perks...  ;)  
These were actually taken home by my steady beer dinner date Miss Lisa.  :) 
Thanks for never letting me come to these events alone.   


Arena @ {thenerdswife} said...

Hi Yvette! Beautiful photos -- it looks like you had a great time! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It is always nice to "meet" a fellow Aggie and a local DFW resident! I'll definitely be stopping by more often! :)

Yvette said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking us out! :) And yes! We DID in fact have a great time... if you and your hubby haven't made it out to the Moth yet.. you need to try it! :)