Beer dinner to benefit Elkhart Boys & Girls Club

What: Beer & Food

When: Thursday - June 24, 2010 @ 06:00PM to Thursday - June 24, 2010 @ 09:00PM

Where: Chubby Trout, Elkhart, Indiana

Michiana Beer Nuts blog, Dining A La King, (both of the Elkhart Truth) and Indiana Beer are teaming up with the Chubby Trout for this great beer event. Ben Amster, craft beer specialist from Indiana Beer will be the host for the evening. If you have ever had the chance to attend one of Ben's dinners, you know what a great experience it is. Ben's knowledge is amazing and he works very well with the chefs to pair the food and beer.

The Chubby Trout offers 20 taps that are all dedicated to craft beer and all of the beers on the menu for the beer dinner will be on tap that evening.

The dinner will be limited to 40 people and the theme will be a patio grill-out. If for some crazy reason it does rain that evening, the dinner will move inside, but there will still be plenty of room for the bar and restaurant to be open to the public. People interested in the whole meal experience can purchase their tickets from the Chubby Trout at the cost of $65, however, those who would like, may instead purchase a la carte courses inside the restaurant.

First course:
Beer: New Holland Golden Cap Saison
Hors d'oeuvre: Smoked salmon dip with seasonal fresh fruit and assorted cheese

2nd Course
Beer: Upland Wheat Ale
Appetizer: Hawaii 5 Oh!! Sushi roll: crab, pineapple and pina colada sauce rolled in white sushi rice and nori paper served with wasabi, ginger and soy sauce

3rd Course
Beer: Southern Tier Hop Sun Wheat Ale
Salad: Mixed salad greens tossed with a peppercorn vinaigrette and topped with stilton blue cheese and kalamata olive tapenade

4th Course
Beer: North Coast Red Seal Amber Ale
Pre Entrée: Grilled lamb chop lollipops drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette reduction sauce

5th Course
Beer: New Belgium Ranger IPA
Entrée: Char-grilled peach and honey glazed chicken breast served over Caribbean pasta

6th Course
Beer: Southern Tier Mokah Imperial Stout
Dessert: Vanilla bean mousse topped with white chocolate chunks and a raspberry drizzle

Nutshell details:
What: Beer dinner to benefit Elkhart Boys & Girls Club
Where: Chubby Trout, 2730 Cassopolis St., Elkhart
When: 6 p.m. June 24
Cost: $65 per person for six courses. Courses available a la carte in restaurant or bar.
Reservations: 574-264-5700

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