This weekend Brendan and Cate at Green Acres Farm hosted a RIBS Beer and Food Pairing. We had a delicious 5 course menu featuring dumplings, baby bok choi salad, kimchi fried rice (my favorite!), smoked duck with mushrooms, and red bean paste ice cream with vanilla wafers. All of the dishes were cooked by Cate and served by their family and friends, and many of the ingredients were sourced on the farm.
We kept the pairing pretty informal, with members and their guests sampling and tasting, and commenting on which beers accentuated flavors in the dishes and which styles overpowered. We had a variety of homebrew and commercial styles and the sampling was relaxed, lasting well into a beautiful spring evening at the farm.