The 2011 Winter Eating About Beer dinner was held at the Commonwealth Cafe and Public House in Oakland this past Sunday. Here are the photos that I took of the event.
Terrariums in the window. It was a rainy sunday but the lighting in commonwealth was great.
Preparing endives for the first course
On the wall
Frying pheasant skin
Those glasses need an anti-reflective coating
Potatoes being cut prior to frying
Commonwealth’s coffee condiment counter
Discussing pre-dinner activities
The Eating About Beer crew in the kitchen
Awesome flower arrangements.
Frying the “belgin-inspired crispy potatoes”
Scallions to later go with cheese and sausage
Commonwealth’s storefront, telegraph side.
The first guests start checking in
Plating the endives
seated, awaiting the first course
handling the marinated daikon
the plating continues
First course: Endive with roasted pheasant and hazelnuts – paired with a scottish heavy 70 shilling ale
The chefs discuss the first course
Pouring homemade sake
plating of the onigiri
second course: a deconstructed sake bomb with umeboshi onigiri and marinated daikon
Guatemalan longaniza sausages, cooking
describing the second course
more photos to come. If you need more of a fix, check out the last eating about beer dinner.