SF Beer Week: Thursday's Prix-Fixe Madness
We're over the Beer Week hump ― time to let the real gluttony begin. Behold the prix-fixe beer dinner: Thursday has eight on the schedule, ranging in location and cost from McNear's Saloon and Lost Coast Brewery (Petaluma, $40) to Beer Chef Bruce Paton and Marin Brewing at Oliveto (Oakland, $125).
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Homebrew Chef Sean Z. Paxton is pairing exquisite beers with dishes that embrace food-science engineering. His eight-course feast features halibut ceviche cured with citrus juice and Firestone Walker's award-winning Union Jack IPA, then topped with IPA foam. House-made pork sausage is injected with Belgian-style Saucerful of Secrets (Paxton's creation) and served with chorizo and Amarillo hop-infused oil, to say nothing of chocolate-covered caramels made with De Proef Belgian ales.
Full deets on beer-dinner deliciousness after the jump.
Beer dinners for Thursday, Feb. 11:
Collaboration: A Beer Dinner with Firestone Walker and De Proef
Time: 6:30-10 p.m.
Location: Mercedes Hair of the Dog Cantina, 653 Commercial (at Kearny), 391-8717
Cost: $98 (includes tax and gratuity)
• The Mardi Gras Beer Dinner puts the talents of Louisiana-born chef Justin Simoneaux to good use with a three-course meal, each paired with Abita beers. Laissez les bons temps rouler and geaux Saints!
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Location: The Moss Room, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse (in Golden Gate Park), 876-6121
• Izakaya and Beer is a four-course partnership between Nombe and Magnolia Brewery ― traditional Japanese izakaya meets California cuisine and artisan ales.
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Location: Nombe Restaurant, 2491 Mission (at 21st St.), 681-7150.