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January 10, 2013

Ommegang event will pair great food and good beer

On Friday, Jan. 25, Brewery Ommegang will host a Great Beer Deserves Great Food dinner featuring Ommegang and Duvel beers paired with a menu created by Chef Eric Fleischer of the Red Caboose Restaurant and Bar in Oneonta. 

This is the sixth Ommegang beer dinner held at the café and the first one to feature a chef from an Oneonta restaurant.  Fleischer earned a culinary degree from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education in Grand Rapids, Mich. He has worked at restaurants all over the world, including with Chef Gordon Ramsey in his New York City steakhouse and at several other Michelin-rated restaurants in New York City and in France.  Fleischer enjoys working with top quality local ingredients and has prepared five savory courses for this event. 

The menu includes torchon of foie gras poached in and served with Duvel Single, diver sea scallops seared and steamed in and served with Hennepin, Hudson Valley duck breast paired with Rare Vos, hazelnut-encrusted elk loin served with Art of Darkness, and an eggnog crème brûlée paired with Liefmans Cuvée-Brut. 

The event begins at 7 p.m. with a tasting of Brewery Ommegang and Duvel beers followed by a seated, five-course dinner after which Chef Fleischer will meet with guests. Tickets cost $60 and are available now at the brewery gift shop or by calling 280-0490. Seats are limited.

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