Chef Ric Orlando brings his “Hell Dinner” to Ommegang

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.

Brewery Ommegang
656 County Highway 33
Cooperstown, NY 13326

North Square Beer Dinner

North Square in the West Village is having a fantastic four-course beer dinner, with special guest AJ Eckstein of Brewery Ommegang and Duvel USA.

 The evening will begin with an appetizer of Chef Yoel Cruz’s selection of artisan cheeses, paired with Duvel Single, and Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale.

For the first course, allow your taste buds to expand and explore with a Grilled Octopus Salad and Liefman’s Cuvée Brut. Next, indulge in a Seared Foie Gras Crostini with chorizo, goat cheese, tomato salad and garlic bread paired flawlessly with Ommegang Hennepin.

For the main course Chef Yoel Cruz will create unbelievable Buffalo Sliders with zucchini fries, tomato aïolo and jalapeño orange apricot chutney, alongside Maredsous Brune Abbey Dubbel.

For dessert, Pastry Chef John Cheng will take you out of this world with a Spice Cake and Roasted Pear, along side beer swirl ice cream, hazelnut caramel, and cabrales sauce; all paired with Ommegang’s decadent Three Philosophers Quadrupel Ale.  We’ll finish the evening with Liefman’s Goudenband to round the evening off perfectly.

So come to North Square, located at 103 Waverly Place at MacDougal Street for this unbelievable dinner on April 3rd. Tickets are very limited and are priced at $65 per person. Make reservations now by calling Northsquare to ensure your spot at this intimate dinner.

Limited Release Ommegang Beer Dinner at Aroma Thyme Bistro

Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville, NY is having a five-course limited release Ommegang Beer Dinner on March 16th at 7 pm. Chef Marcus Guiliano is always doing amazing things when it comes to pairing beer and food and this dinner is not to be missed.

The evening will begin with a warm brie, spiced pear compote paired brilliantly with Ommegang Aphrodite. Next indulge in lobster and saffron raviolis paired with Ommegang Triple Perfection. Next sip on Ommegang Zuur while warming up with a delicious wild chanterlle soup.

For the main course enjoy braised French four spiced chicken paired perfectly with the deliciously malty Ommegang Adoration. Finally polish off the evening with Ommegang Seduction on the side of a tasty helping of chocolate and strawberries. 

Not only will you be enjoying some of the best food and beer pairing around, you’ll also be supporting a great cause. Aroma Thyme Bistro is a certified green restaurant, and makes a point to cook healthy foods that make a difference not only to individual’s health, but to the overall health of the environment.

Make sure to make your reservation soon, tickets are $49 per person, and you can RSVP to 845-647-3000 to ensure a place at the table!

Aroma Thyme Bistro
165 Canal Street
Ellenville, NY  12428

Great Beer Deserves Great Food Dinner Recap

It was cold and blowing snow on the evening of February 25, 2012. But inside the Café at Ommegang, Chef Teddy Folkman – assisted by Ommegang Chef Christina Carrasco and the Café staff – put on a warm and welcoming first-time ever beer dinner. All 60 seats were sold out well in advance. For $55 per person our guests had an introductory beer tasting, then six enthusiastically created courses, each paired with a unique beer.

Amuse Bouche: Pork belly over blue cheese, with Buffalo powder. Paired with Duvel Single Ale.

Appetizer: Tomato bisque with crab and black truffle. Paired with Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale.

The amuse bouche was a piece of lovely fried pork belly, resting on a bed of blue cheese, with a dusting of  Buffalo powder  (a hot and spicy take-off on Buffalo wings) made by Chef Teddy. It paired beautifully with Duvel Single Ale. The appetizer was tomato bisque with lump crab and truffles, paired with Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale. The salad was arugula with burratta, fried lemon, and Witte dressing , paired with Duvel Golden Ale.

Salad: Burrata cheese with arugula and fried lemon. Paired with Duvel Golden Ale.

Meat: Short ribs, ricotta polenta, mustard greens. Paired with Three Philosophers Quadrupel Ale.

The short ribs with polenta and mustard greens were delectable and paired up with Three Philosophers.  Then the bouillabaisse with mussels, halibut and jumbo shrimp knocked everyone’s socks off and was paired with Ommegang Abbey Ale. The dinner then wrapped with a dessert of French toast with mixed berries and shaved chocolate, paired with Ommegang Seduction Chocolate-Cherry Porter.

Fish: Bouillabaisse with mussels, halibut and jumbo shrimp. Paired with Ommegang Abbey Ale.

Dessert: French toast with mixed berries and chocolate shavings. Paired with Seduction Stout.

The dinner started at 7:00 with a greeting from Ommegang brewmaster Phil Leinhart and Chef Teddy, and concluded at 10 pm. Each course was preceded by brief remarks on the beer, the food and the pairing inspiration.  Everyone went away happy, satiated with great food, enlivened by great beer, and left with a heightened sense of engagement with beer and food.

Join us on March 24 for our second Great Beer Deserves Great Food series dinner featuring Chef Ty-Lör Boring of Brooklyn, NY, who is currently competing for Top Chef of Texas.

Ty-Lör most recently worked Black Ops for locavore Almond Restaurants in New York.  Born in Kansas City and trained in classic French and Asian cuisine, his style as a chef centers around the fusion of ingredients from the far east with seasonal farm to table emphasis. Ty-Lör is a master at creating simple, stunning dishes with a raw and sensual edge. He has traveled the world over learning different types of cuisines and melding those tastes in his own way.

Chef Ty-Lör will prepare a multi-course menu paired with Ommegang and Duvel beers,  introducing each of the pairings and give us his insight into his pairings techniques.

Tickets go on sale March 1.

Call 607-286-4090 for more info and to purchase tickets.

Check back soon for a preview of the menu.

DBGB French Country Dinner Series-Whole Hog

299 Bowery
New York, NY 10003

(212) 933-5300

Be sure to check out one of our favorite restaurants in NYC on Wednesday December 14th, as DBGB is roasting a whole hog for its French country dinner series for $79 (including food, beer, tax and gratuity)

DBGB Kithen and Bar’s is Chef Daniel Boulud’s new lowdown downtown place where the French brasserie meets the American tavern.

Daniel Boulud

DBGB Kitchen and Bar’s French country dinners continue with their famous whole hog feast. Rev your engines with a selection of charcuterie, just a warmer-upper for Chef Olivier Quignon’s whole Pennsylvania Green Village Farms slow roasted suckling pig. It’s stuffed with pork, bacon and fine herbs and is served family style with endive and ham gratin, beer braised sauerkraut, fingerling potatoes and brussels sprouts. Top the whole thing off with our fabulous flaming vanilla – pistachio baked Alaska. Now that’s what we call putting lipstick on a pig !

This amazing dinner will be paired with fine Belgian ales from Brewery Ommegang out of Cooperstown, NY and Brasserie d’Achouffe of Belgium.

Ticket should go quick for this great event and they can be purchase on ticket leap.
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