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HoQ to host Peace Tree Beer Dinner on February 26

HoQ is located at 303 East 5th Street in Des Moines.
HoQ is located at 303 East 5th Street in Des Moines.
Charles Walton

Des Moines has grown quite enamored with the East Village's new sustainable farm-to-table phenom HoQ. Now that the restaurant has established itself as a stand-out dining experience, the culinary team has started scheduling special events. HoQ has set a Peace Tree Beer Dinner for Wednesday, February 26. Executive Chef Suman Hoque has designed a special five-course, farm-to-table menu complemented with brews from the Peace Tree Brewing Company in Knoxville. The dinner will be $65 per person, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at (515) 244-1213. Here is a look at Chef Hoque's menu, complete with Peace Tree beer pairings:

First Course

Squid Salad: Steamed squid with organic citrus vinaigrette on a bed of local organic greens

Drink Pairing: Blonde Fatale

Second Course

Beef Consommé: Grass-fed beef bones, hops, and mirepiox

Drink Pairing: Hop Sutra

Third Course

Chicken Galantine: Mary’s Farm & Garden deboned chicken stuffed with free-range duck liver, walnuts, cranberries, and sage

Drink Pairing: No Coast IPA

Fourth Course

Cory Farm Braised Beef: Organic grass-fed braised beef with roasted local beets, carrots, and parsnip puree; beer-braised cabbage and HoQ steak sauce

Drink Pairing: Barrel-Aged Red Rambler


Becky’s Imperial Stout Cake: Deep, dark organic chocolate cake and homemade Singing Dog vanilla bean ice cream

Drink Pairing: Black River Gumbo Stout

For more details on the Peace Tree Beer Dinner, or to learn more about HoQ, go to the restaurant's website.

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