Brewery Ommegang announces our third Great Beer Deserves Great Food beer dinner on Friday, April 13th.
Our guest chef is Ric Orlando, two time winner on the hit Food Network TV show, “Chopped.” Chef Ric will prepare a devilish, delectable “Hell Dinner,” in honor of Friday the 13th; each course becomes progressively spicier and takes your palate on a magically sinful and delicious journey.
The dinner begins with a cocktail hour where guests taste our Ommegang beers, followed by a seated six-course menu paired with Ommegang and Duvel beers. Chef Ric and our brewmaster Phil Leinhart will both speak about the pairings. Chef Ric is well known in the Albany area for his culinary genius as chef at New World Bistro Bar as well as in Saugerties for New World Home Cooking. Ric also competed at the “Mussel Tussle” at last years Belgium Comes to Cooperstown festival.
The menu will surely provide a tantalizing experience of spicy food, paired with a refreshing bottle of your favorite, or perhaps soon-to-be favorite, bottle of Ommegang’s finest. The evening will begin with an Amuse Bouche of “Piri Piri:” Chicken Livers with Berkshire Bleu and celery salad paired with Ommegang BPA. Followed by an unbeatable appetizer of Pork Belly Jigae with chewy rice cakes and kim chee paired with Ommegang Hennepin.
Next, Chef Ric will prepare a salad unlike anything you’ve ever tasted, Tie Dye Pie-Pizzetta with “Purple Haze” habanero sauce and four cheeses paired with Rare Vos. Followed by a unique fish-dish of “Espresso-Habanero” Glazed Escargot, Tortelloni and Edamame, prepared to perfection paired with Ommegang Abbey. Following the fish, diners will indulge in Lamb Shank Tagine with Ghost Chile Harissa from Hell will be paired with Ommegang Art of Darkness.
Dessert will provide a dining experience you’ll celebrate with a Chocolate and Chile Taster: Mocha Chipotle Glazed Chocolate Cupcake, and White Chocolate Dipped Serrano Chile and Mole Truffle Pot du Chocolate paired with Ommegang Three Philosophers.
If your mouth is watering as much as ours is, be sure to call Brewery Ommegang at 607-286-4090 to reserve your seats now, before they’re all filled.
656 County Highway 33
Cooperstown, NY 13326