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Hops versus Grapes: You decide the winner

Spring has sprung, well maybe not sprung but crawled in, lame from the insane weather fluctuations we are having in Baltimore and around the country. It is now the time of year when restaurant events start filling up our calendars. Here is just one worth mentioning.

Wine versus Hops
photograph from Morgue File

Birroteca in the Woodberry/Hampden neighborhood has put together a wine and beer tasting dinner on April 9th at 7 p.m.to 9 p.m. Union Craft Brewing plus Airfield Estates plus Lone Birch Wine present this dinner.

The Menu:

From the Sea:

  • PEI mussels, Union Brewing Anthem, Garlic, Shallots, Cannellini Beans and Crostini
  • Striped Bass Crudo, Olive Soil, Pickled Rhubard and Salsa Verde

Beer: Union Brewing Anthem Ale and Wine: Airfield Fly Girl White Blend 2012

The Greens:

  • Beet Salad, Ricotta Dolce, Smoke Seas Salt, Fig Vinegar, Beet Greens, Pistachios
  • Beer Tempura Asparagus, Tarragon-Lemon Aioli

Beer: Union Brewing Old Pro Gose and Wine: Lone Birch Riesling 2011

The Roller & Rancher:

  • Berkshire Farms Pork Shank, Parmesan Polenta, and Arugula
  • Tagliatelle, Fra Diavola Braised Calamari

Beers: Union Brewery Rye Baby and Balt Alt and Wines: Lone Birch Pinot Gris and Airfield Syrah 2011

The Sweets:

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Jelly Torta and Smoked Meringue

Beer: Union Brewing Snow Pants and Wine: Airfield Fly Girl Bombshell Red Blend 2011

Cost per person $60 (not sure if this is all inclusive or tax and gratuity is separate) – Ask when you make reservations - 443-708 1934

Birroteca – 1520 Clipper Mill Road – Baltimore, MD 21211 www.bmorebirroteca.com @BMoreBirrotecca

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