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Old 01-23-2008, 02:46 AM   #1
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So this past weekend family came into town for my daughter's 3rd birthday. They are very interested in my new found hobby and, obviously, are always wanting to see what I come up with next. Seeing as I was sitting on a bunch of homebrew and it's my future aspiration to start a brew-pub, I made this dinner where all three courses were cooked with and paired with a single homebrew.

Appetizer:

Wit-poached Orange Roughy that was then seared with an orange zest/corriander dusting. Served atop field greens with a wit-orange vinaigrette. Topped with wit-battered and fried leeks.



Main Course:

Carbonades Flamandes served with home-made baguette and pomme frittes (not shown). This is a traditional Belgian-beef stew. I used my American Brown. I'll post the recipe later.



Dessert:

Chocolate Stout Bread Pudding. I used my Oatmeal Stout (no chocolate in the beer itself) and used it along with cream, eggs, homemade sweet rolls, chocolate, and sugar. This turned out a tad bitter, but paired with some simple vanilla ice-cream wasn't half-bad.



Sorry for the bad pictures, but my camera sucks.

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Old 01-23-2008, 02:58 AM   #2
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Man, that all looks so good. Good job Chef and happy birthday to your daughter!
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:01 AM   #3
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Nice! Happy 3rd to your daughter!
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:10 AM   #4
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What an awesome idea! That all looks delicious - I'd love to see the recipe for the carbonade.

I'm impatiently waiting for Amazon to deliver Garrett Oliver's book on beer and food -

http://www.amazon.com/Brewmasters-Ta...1079139&sr=8-1

- but in the meantime this thread will do as beer/food porn!
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:37 AM   #5
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Very nice! Thanks for the inspiration...
+1 Wishing your daughter a very happy 3rd!

 
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:11 PM   #6
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Happy happy to your daughter. The food looks very nice. I'd be all over the stew.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:12 PM   #7
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Looks great man. I'll make sure to stop by sometime this month and you can make some of the stew for me

 
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:19 PM   #8
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Looks awesome and now I get to eat a bowl of chunky soup.....
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