Beer or wine? Which is your choice for a meal?
Decide for yourself at Vinology’s Beer vs Wine Slam Competition, Tuesday, September 24, at Vinology, 110 South Main Street, Ann Arbor.
More and more, people are looking to Michigan’s growing craft beer and wine industries when choosing just the right beverage to go with dinner. At this slam, participants will enjoy a special four course menu created by Chef Jim Leonardo. And with each course, a local beer expert will present a Michigan craft beer while Kristin Jonna presents the wine. Each round, you get to be the judge. One will prevail and one will be slammed!
The cost is $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call Vinology at 734-222-9841 to purchase tickets. www.vinologya2.com
Crispy rabbit wonton with shiitake mushroom soup
Lot 49 Dry Riesling - Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan
New Holland Brewing Company (Holland, Mich.) - Sundog Amber Ale
Pumpkin/sweet potato swordfish "pie" with pecan streusel and cranberry compote w/ lemon butter
Catena Chardonnay - Mendoza, Argentina
Bell’s Brewery (Kalamazoo, Mich.) - Oarsman Ale
Mixed grill -- prime rib eye, pork tenderloin and Amish chicken with gnocchi and parsley brown butter
di Leonardo Ronco Nole Merlot/Caberet - Friuli, Italy
Dark Horse Brewing Company (Marshall, Mich.) - Boffo Brown Ale
PB&J ice cream sandwich. Peanut butter cookie with Concord grape jelly.
Port for dessert - Portugal
Founders Brewing Company (Grand Rapids, Mich.) – Porter
Michigan ranks as the fourth largest grape-growing state with 15,000 acres of vineyards, and approximately 2,650 acres are devoted to wine grapes. Michigan ranks fifth in the nation in the number of breweries, and eighth in craft beer output. Michigan has approximately 140 breweries, microbreweris and brewpubs, and that number continues to grow.