Central Bistro is quickly becoming a favourite neighbourhood watering hole in the West End so when one of our most-loved breweries, Howe Sound, invited us to the brewmaster’s dinner there last night, we were happy to accept.
Chef Robert Erickson, who regularly orchestrates beer pairing dinners, took a selection of five Howe Sound Brewing beers and created last night’s menu.
Spicy heirloom tomato summer gazpacho with Greek pressed olive oil & feta cheese, Belgium endives
Pairing: White Cap Wheat Ale
Royal breakfast & beer with grilled brioche poached quails egg, chorizo sausage, spiced hollandaise
Pairing: Timberline Pale Ale
BC spot prawn ravioli with red curry lemon grass reduction, coconut foam
Pairing: Devils Elbow IPA
(Left) Slow-cooked baby back ribs with grilled herb potato salad, charred corn. Pairing: Hip Hops IPA.
(Right) Banana coconut cream pie. Pairing: King Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen.
There’s one more Vancouver Craft Beer Week event at Central this Friday night and tickets are still available for $20. They’ll be celebrating the launch of the new Hip Hops Grapefruit IPA that Central Bistro designed with Howe Sound Brewing.
Miss604.com is a proud sponsor of Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2011. Please enjoy the events responsibly and plan a safe ride home.