For a European alliance that would make even Austria Hungary, hit the Tour de France Belgian Beer & Sausage Fest from October 12-21st. The 9 French restos that consist of the Tour de France group are pairing juicy sausages with some great Belgian beers. To kick everything off there is a party on October 11th at 404 located @33rd & 10th where each restaurant will bring a sausage and beer pairing that they will be showcasing at their restaurants for the entire fest. The pairings have been arranged by Gianni Cavicchi, Tour de France’s beer sommelier.
You can purchase tickets for the October 11th launch party here.
The meat of the matter covers everything from brats & French boudin blanc, to Moroccan merguez & PEI mussels served w/ chorizo, with each of the 9 cased meats prepped & explained by Chef Andy D’Amico from Nice Matin, Cafe d’Alsace & more.
The launch party will feature these pairings, which you will also be able to order throughout the festival.
Sausage de Morteau with Frisee & Roquefort
Boudin Blanc with Green Apple Puree, Mustard Oil & Celery Salad
A new lighter version of Belgiums favorite ale. Notes of pilsner malt, white pepper and lemon peel
Tajine of Lamb Sausage, Merguez & Quince, Steamed Semolina
Ommegang Hennepin Saison,
Cooperstown, New York
A refreshing style originally brewed for the farmers on the Wallonia country side in Belgium. Notes of lemon grass, gingersnap and floral hop aromas
Petit Chausson aux Porc Rillons et Pommes
Ommegang Three Philosophers Quadruple, Cooperstown, New York
Blended in a response to home brewers dream, Three Philosophers is a blend of cherry Lambic and a Quad.
Notes- Kirsch, cocoa, figs and sherry.
Shrimp & Scallop Sausage with Lentils & Saffron Sauce
Ommegang Witte Belgian White, Cooperstown, New York
Pheasant sausage with celery root puree & blackberry sauce
Ommegang “BPA” Belgian Pale Ale, Cooperstown, New York
Brewed with Belgian tradition and dry hopped with American Cascade, BPA is Brewery Ommegang’s newest year round ale.
Duck Confit Sausage Cassoulet
Brasserie d’Achouffe Mc Chouffe Scotch Ale, Achouffe, Belgium.
Adventurous and experimental Brasserie d’Achouffe perfects the Scottish style. Notes of Chocolate, doughy dark malts, raisins and coffee
Vension Sausage with Spaetzle & Port Wine Sauce
Ommegang “Abbey Ale” Dubble, Cooperstown, New York
Inspired by the centuries-old brewing practices of the Belgian Trappist monks. This dubble has notes of figs, clove, toffee, caramel and licorice
Savory & Sweet:
404 Tenth Avenue @ 33rd Street
Liefmans “Cuvée Brut” Lambic, Oudenaarde, Belgium
Great Beer Deserves Great Food and this festival and launch party is one that should not be missed. Be sure to visit www.tourdefrancenyc.com for a complete list of all the menus for the festival.