Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Craft Beer Dinner, Krug, and More

Just a quickie today as I'm running around:

Craft Beer and Food Symposium: Chef Neal Brown has drafted the menu for the Craft Beer and Food Symposium, Feb 27 at L'explorateur. As you'll remember, the dinner grew from a discussion at Hoosier Beer Geek (and here) on pairing craft beer with food and in fine dining environments. He still has some space (he's capping the dinner at 30 people), so make your reservations this week if you're planning to attend. $65 per person. Here's the menu:

*Frank Boon Gueuze -- Stinky Fondue Rabbit Sausage Meatballs
*Brugge Black -- Chilled Oyster Oyster Tempura Black Oyster Stew with Pearls
*Czech Pilsner -- Loup De Mere Hot Buttered Popcorn King Crab Salad
*Broad Ripple Brew Pub Ankle Biter Barley wine -- Curried Leg of Lamb Cassis and Cassia Lentils
*Brugge Triple de Ripple -- Banana Pot Crème

If Sustainability Is Your Thing: This Saturday, Feb 23, you can learn more about local sustainability at Sustainable Earth 2008 Food, Farm, and Energy Gathering at the Fair Grounds. The conference will feature a number of seminars and trade show booths from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. A conference program and more info at their website.

Size Doesn't Matter: As the Jacoby Agency/Prudential Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction approaches, tickets are on sale! Don't miss this black-tie evening with 50 live auction wine lots and 90 or so silent auction lots (mostly wine, but with jewelry, art, and other treats.) One of my favorite lots so far? Three bottles of Krug Grand Cuvee NV -- 375 mL, 750 mL and 1.5 L. (Special thanks to Moet Hennessey USA)

Good for the Good Earth: Cory at Property Lines reports Broad Ripple's natural food store The Good Earth is looking at the space vacated by Sunflower. No deal is done yet -- they're just looking -- but it could be a good move for them and the space.

Whither Scholar's Inn, I mean, "SI"? We all know opening dates are usually vapor, but does anyone have an update on the re-opening at "SI"? Earlier this week the space was still pretty disorganized with ladders, paint cans, and very little furniture. Looks like it will be at least end of March to me.


CorrND said...

I've been craving Triple de Ripple for quite a while....good to see it on the Craft Beer Dinner menu!

Cory (Property Lines) said...

Lyle Feigenbaum, who owns S.I. with his wife, tells me the restaurant is on schedule to open in March. They've got a soft opening set for March 12 and a grand re-opening set for March 21.