Eating About Beer Winter 2011 Dinner Part 1

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

 

 

 

 

Kitchen knives

 

 

 

 

On the wall

 

 

 

 

Frying pheasant skin

 

 

 

 

Those glasses need an anti-reflective coating

 

 

 

 

Potatoes being cut prior to frying

 

 

 

 

Crispy pheasant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth’s coffee condiment counter

 

 

 

 

Discussing pre-dinner activities

 

 

 

 

The Eating About Beer crew in the kitchen

 

 

 

 

Awesome flower arrangements.

 

 

 

 

game face.

 

 

 

 

Chives

 

 

 

 

Frying the “belgin-inspired crispy potatoes”

 

 

 

 

Scallions to later go with cheese and sausage

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth’s storefront, telegraph side.

 

 

 

 

The menu

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

toast

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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