January’s 2012 Homebrew Dinner hosted by Eating About Beer was another great evening of good food, good brews and good company.
I arrived early to take photos of the set-up. Erin’s place in San Francisco had beautiful natural light and nice floral arrangements.
And a big dictionary.
Dishwashing, viewed through the window into the laundry room.
This sauce was for the Yakitori
There is an equal amount of beer in bottles and in kegs these days
homemade pickled mangoes
They have a lever that opens the front door. What are these called? The internet isn’t helping me.
Yakitori and dipping sauce. Chicken hearts and “regular” chicken too.
Cast iron coming out of the oven
Guests await more food and beer
“Inside-out stuffed duck” – Ground duck wrapped in dressing with a cherry molasses reduction.
9Sev Brew – Born in Maine Brewed in Cali. This pumpkin spice ale was paired with the inside-out stuffed duck above.
Ginger cake with a poached pear and whipped cream.
The chefs and brewers came out at the end for a toast.
February 18th, 2012
This summer’s Eating about Beer Summer Homebrew Potluck was hosted at the Humanist Hall this past September. It was a festive event, but I was struck by how simple, peaceful, and colorful scenes were in the venue.
Proceeds went to the Alameda Point Collaborative.
Behind the curtain
Homebrew by Eric
hops in jars
and homebrew in a bucket
there’s a little kitchen at the Humanist hall, which maintained the same bright, solid colors of the rest of the venue.
donation money jar
October 25th, 2011
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.
March 18th, 2011
summer’s gone, but I still have photos to share. here’s a watermelon from an eating about beer rehearsal dinner.
October 22nd, 2010