Wednesday January 21 – Arizona Beer Dinner (Mudshark – Lake Havasu City)
Beer lovers have let us know that they felt “left out and unloved” after hearing the rave reviews of Chef Dave’s fabulous wine dinners. The first gourmet beer dinner was this past June, and it was so well received we’re having another one. This is your opportunity to enjoy the Chef’s magic pairings of food with beers! We are featuring the beers from Mudshark Brewery in Lake Havasu City as well as locally sourced meat and produce. This exciting evening starts at 5:30 p.m.
First course: Full Moon Belgian Style White Ale: Mudshark interpretation of the classic white beers of Belgium. This version uses both malted and unmalted wheat. North American barley, American yeast, coriander and orange peel round out this uniquely full flavored ale. Chef choice passed appetizers.
Second course: Hava Blue. A crisp American wheat beer, it pairs the bright flavor of blueberries with the smooth richness of vanilla bean to create a crisp, refreshing, lightly hopped indulgence. Margarita braised chicken sliders with blueberry-red onion gastrique and mascarpone cheese with grilled jicama slaw.
Third course: Desert Magic IPA. Crisp desert water, a strong malt profile and a double dose of dry hopping.
Open faced chorizo tamale with lime crèma, shredded cabbage and queso blanco.
Fourth course: Scorpion Amber Ale. A classic American amber ale, Mudshark uses crisp desert water to create a caramel and malt body that finds balance to make this ale drinkable yet challenging. Slow roasted all natural Arizona beef strip loin with Wilcox tomato marmalade, black cherry Alfonso balsamic reduction and a triple cream brie cheese gratin with sweet basil infused extra virgin olive oil.
Fifth course: Abominable Winter Ale. Legends tell of a creature in the mountain snows. A wintery visitor bringing good fortune to those who catch that elusive glimpse. Mudshark’s abominable double chocolate winter ale is that rare and refreshing glimpse of unexplainable great flavors making believers out of skeptics. Dark and white chocolate make this truly unique stout. Molten Ghirardelli chocolate lava cake with espresso crème anglaise.
To further enhance what promises to be a truly defining experience, there will be two dining options available. One, is the Gourmet Beer Dinner for $55 per person, inclusive of food, beers, tax and gratuity. Two, is a Gourmet Dinner for $45 per person, inclusive of food, tax and gratuity; no beverages will be included at this price. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the SaddleBrooke clubhouse foyer. Can you really think of a better stocking stuffer for your special beer lover?