Reservations now accepted for the most epic, most local craft beer dinner of 2014. Don’t miss it.
Guests of Drinkable Reno’s Epic Local, Local Nevada 150 Craft Beer Dinner Extravaganza will enjoy a six-course beer dinner pairing of locally sourced food and beer. Heritage restaurant at the new Whitney Peak Hotel is partnering with Drinkable Reno to host the dinner Thursday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. with six Reno breweries: Brasserie St. James, Brewers Cabinet, Great Basin Brewing Co., Pigeon Head Brewing Co., Silver Peak Brewery and Under the Rose Brewing Co.
I first pitched the idea to Heritage’s managing partner, Mark Estee, and restaurant chefs, Adam Bronson and Josh Berreman to create a custom menu for six different breweries. After attending many beer dinners since 775 Gastropub (D.I.P.) popularized them in Reno several years ago, I realized no one ever collaborated on an exclusively Nevada-centric menu. When Heritage opened, everything suddenly fell into place.
This dinner is a perfect marriage of local food and drink, highlighting Heritage’s Nevada-inspired food and some tremendous, local beers. Each brewery will present a unique, custom beer to pair with the menu. The whole dinner celebrates Northern Nevada’s craft beer and food movement. The event is even an official Nevada 150 sesquicentennial event to round out the local, local, local madness. Drinkable Reno will also give away door prizes during each course to further celebrate Nevada businesses.
“There is an abundance of food and wine pairing events, so we wanted to do something a little different,” said Chef Mark Estee. “We are in a unique position to showcase our commitment to locally sourced foods and our new take on regional cuisine, as well as introduce guests to the remarkable brewery community that is right here in our backyard. This should truly be an ‘epic’ event.”
Only 100 tickets will be sold for the event. Official RSVP and buy tickets here.
- Foodie: $85 per person for dinner with beer*
- Beer Geek: $100 per person for dinner and a VIP happy hour (starting at 5:30 p.m.) of beer tastings preceding the dinner with available brewmasters (limit 20)*
- Libationist Package: $150 per person (or $250 per couple) for dinner, the VIP happy hour and an overnight stay in a deluxe room at Whitney Peak Hotel (limit 10)
*Foodie and Beer Geek ticket holders can also reserve overnight lodging in a deluxe room at Whitney Peak Hotel at a 20% discount. Call 775-398-5400 to make reservations and mention “Drinkable Reno Event.”
RSVP on Facebook to keep track of all the updates (this is not an official RSVP or ticket)
Six-course menu with beer
Ahi Tartare Profiterole
Brasserie St. James
Duck Prosciutto with Sylvetta, Pickled Peaches, Almonds
Under the Rose Brewing Co. — dubbelbeer, Belgian Strong Ale
Smoked Shrimp with Crispy Phyllo, Sesame Seeds, Tobiko, Citrus Reduction and special presentation by the chefs
Great Basin Brewing Co.
Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Coriander Sorbet
Silver Peak Brewery
Pan-roasted Strip Steak with Heirloom Tomatoes and Foie Gras butter
Pigeon Head Brewery — Oktoberfest
Trio of Desserts: Dark Chocolate Tamale, Strawberry Horchata, Pine Nut-Fig Oatmeal Cookie
*Final beer choices are still being made by the breweries. We will update the menu as they complete their beers