Great Food Paired With Great Beer proves Wine Is Not The Only Drink In Fine Dining

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One of the hottest dining trends is the creative pairing of different foods with quality, craft-brewed beers. With the increasing quality and sophistication of these beers, many aficionados of the amber brew feel their beverage stands on equal footing with Cabernets, Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays on the tables of fine restaurants.

The Tap House Restaurant, Tuckahoe, NY

Craft Beer Proves An Able Companion With Fine Cuisine.

"From top to bottom each meal and beer selection were really outstanding,” Marshall Tilden from Westchester Wine Guy, a popular New York wine connoisseur blogger

One of the hottest trends in fine dining today is the creative pairing of different foods with quality, craft-brewed beers. With the increasing quality and sophistication of these beers, many aficionados of the amber brew feel their preferred beverage can stand on equal footing with the Cabernets, Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays on the tables of fine restaurants.

The Inaugural Beer Pairing Dinner last week at The Tap House, a favorite neighborhood restaurant in Tuckahoe, proved this to a pack house gathered to experience a unique menu pairing of excellent craft beers with many favorite dishes of The Tap House.

The Beer Pairing Dinner was hosted by Latis Imports, a specialty beer importer with a focus on premium brews. Latis provides The Tap House with many of the 70 plus beers the restaurant offers, and provided an impressive portfolio of versatile, quality craft beers for the event. Latis also worked exclusively with the culinary staff at the Tap House to match the perfect beer for each item created by the restaurant for the event.

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Proving he knows far more than fine wines, the Westchester Wine Guy, a popular New York wine connoisseur blogger, noted, “Both the Tap House Restaurant and Latis Imports had an extremely successful showing for this event. From top to bottom each meal and beer selection were really outstanding,” Marshall Tilden from Westchester Wine Guy said.

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“The excellent review from the Westchester Wine Guy was just the icing on the cake for a great evening all around,” said Chris O’Brien, Managing Partner at The Tap House. “The amount of new diners coming in citing the review has been tremendous. It appears that braised short ribs in a pear celeriac puree matched with Steen Brugge Tripel beer was the clear winner, and is requested quite often.”

Another favorite meal was the roasted breast of duck in caramel orange sauce paired with the Palm Ale on draft. Even dessert, molten lava cake, was paired with a delicious dessert beer, the Kriek Boon, noted by the Westchester Wine Guy as “the coolest dessert beer I ever tasted . . . an effervescent, clean cherry flavored beer… just good, clean fruit.”

The success of this beer dinner shows that as craft beers continue to develop depth and sophistication these unique beers are just as enticing a complement to good cuisine as any fine wine.

Because of the excellent response to The Tap House’s Inaugural Beer Pairing Dinner, more beer dinners are planned for The Tap House, as well as for the other Westchester and Fairfield County restaurants belonging to the Pearl Restaurant Group.

The Pearl Restaurant Group consists of seven well-known neighborhood eateries catering to the discerning customers who love good food and good times. The Tap House in Tuckahoe, NY, The Rye Grill & Bar, Ruby’s Oyster Bar & Bistro, and Morgan’s Fish House all located in Rye, NY; Lexington Square Café in Mt. Kisco, NY, as well as Fairfield County’s Ten Twenty Post in Darien and Elm Street Oyster House in Greenwich.

About Pearl Restaurant Group — Founded in 1992, PRG is a team of established restaurateurs with a proven record of highly successful Westchester and Fairfield County eateries. Pearl Restaurant Group ensures quality food and renowned customer service is enjoyed at each of its restaurants. Guests can be confident that each of its restaurants will be operated to high Pearl Restaurant Group standards.

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