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.










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










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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