Miami restaurants are getting wise to the fact that craft beer dinners can draw a crowd, and it's about time. The latest restaurant to host a beer-paired dinner is Wynwood Kitchen and Bar.
This year they've teamed up with Brown Distributing Company of South Florida to host a special Ommegang and Duvel beer dinner on August 16.
WK&B's executive chef Miguel Aguilar is the mastermind behind the culinary side of things. New York's Ommegang Brewery and Belgium's Duvel are responsible for the beer, of course. The dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. and is priced at $65 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.
So for sixty-five bucks, what do you get? Four courses of dinner, each paired with a beer. Here is the complete menu:
First course is a shrimp crudo de arroz, salsa verde and pickled jalapenos paired with a Duvel Single, rated with a score of 92 overall according to ratebeer.com and a ABV of 6.8 percent.
Second course: Mache with Rainier cherries, toasted almonds, manchego cheese, citrus vinaigrette and paired with an Ommegang Witte Ale, with an overall ratebeer.com score of 88 and a ABV of 5.1 percent.
The third course, the entree, is marinated duck breast with duck confit, cabbage hash, mustard cream, duck prosciutto paired with Ommegang Three Philosophers, rated at 99 according to ratebeer.com with a ABV of 9.8 percent.
And for dessert you get molten chocolate cake with cinnamon, ancho and dulce de leche ice cream paired with Ommegang Abbey Ale, the closest you'll get to dessert beer with this meal, rated at 99 and a ABV of 8.5 percent.
Ommegang and Duvel are fancy beers. You'll be hard pressed to find a 750 mL bottle of Ommegang for under $10 anywhere.
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The beers alone are worth the meal and we might add that Ommegang's Belgian style beers are higher in alcohol content so you might get a little toasted by the end of the night.
The symbiotic relationship between the dinner and the drunken munchies comes to fruition in this dinner. But at Wynwood Kitchen and Bar you're eating and drinking in style.