A last minute change of venue doesn’t mean this year’s paired brew dinner for Hop Fest will be lacking for great eats and fantastic drinks. Chef Andrew Hengst of Ye Olde Landmark Tavern sent over his menu to us this morning for Friday’s nearly sold out event.
Hengst, a graduate of the CIA, has put together a menu paired with beers from Ommegang, Ithaca, Cooperstown and Brooklyn Brewery. The four course meal will begin with an Autumn Squash Soup, featuring apples, pancetta and creme fraiche. It will be paired with Ommegang’s Rare Vos.
The second course will be a seared scallop with a raisin vinaigrette, cauliflower puree and caper relish. That will be paired with Old Slugger Pale Ale from Cooperstown Brewing.
The third course is a Roast Pork Tenderloin with a pretzel spaetzle. mustard jus and pickled pear. The pork will be paired with Ithaca Beer’s CascaZilla.
For dessert and the fourth course Hengst will serve a Pumpkin Honey Cake topped with vanilla ice cream. This will be paired with Brooklyn Brewery’s Post Road Pumpkin Ale.
The entire menu sounds like it will have a lot of fall flavors in it and we are looking forward to enjoying the meal next Friday night. Speaking with the Historical Society today we found out that only 12 tickets remain for the dinner. You can purchase your ticket and join me at the dinner at the Hop Fest website.