BeerAdvocate presents: Things We Love: Summer of Beer @ Toro

What: Beer & Food

When: Monday - August 29, 2011 @ 07:00PM to Monday - August 29, 2011 @ 10:00PM

Where: Toro, Boston, Massachusetts
BeerAdvocate is taking over the city for the summer of 2011 with a series of beer dinners at some of our favorite restaurants around Boston. Our favorite restaurants that love beer and wish to invite you to their table for an evening of our collective favorite foods and favorite beers.

Toro is a newer restaurant to us, but filled with old friends and fantastic food. A cozy, relaxed, small restaurant serving Spanish-Style small plates and tapas. An amazing Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonette creation for the South End of Boston.

Aside from the big names in food attached to this wonderful gem, it's all about old friends for us. Jen Fields, the GM, is one of my oldest colleagues in the food world of Boston. It was her idea to get us into Toro immediately to try the food and then to organize a beer dinner. We love it when restaurants take their own initiative to work with us and show complete willingness to highlight beer with their amazing food. We're always game. Not to mention, the food is absolutely amazing.

-- Jamie Bissonnette and Todd Alstrom, old punk acquaintances.
-- Jen Fields and Candice Alstrom, old friends in past-life restaurant work.
-- Andy McNees, resident bar man of Toro, and formerly of all cool restaurants in Boston.
-- Mike Smith, Sous Chef and lover of all things beer!

-- MENU --

Bud Light Lime Margarita
Popcorn shrimp, lime salt

Oude Beersel Gueuze, Isastegi Cidre
Cheeses and Charcuterie

Great Divide Samurai
Beer pickled oysters, kabayaki foie gras, puffed rice

Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale
Pork belly, succotash, burgundy snails

Avery Salvation Ale
Late summer vegetables cooked, roasted and pickled with hazelnuts

He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.
Maple glazed brisket, toasted farro, marrow roasted root vegetables

Kasteel Rouge
Cherries, chocolate, marcona almonds

Menu subject to change.

-- $120 per person; includes tax & tip
-- Family-style courses; 6 courses + dessert
-- 7pm seating

** Extremely limited seating! This is a ticketed event. Tickets must be purchased for this event through Toro. Signing up on BA alone will not guarantee your seat.

Call Toro today @ 617.536.4300

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