Jerusalem Artichoke Confit (with smoked apples, peanut and diced mint leaves) with Frau Blücher (smoke beer)
Chris Cuzme: A match made in palate party heaven, the smoky flavor of the beer dances with smoked apple, which both cut through the cooked apple sweet. The sweetness of the apple and heartiness of the Jerusalem artichoke lay ground for the carbonation of the beer and subtlety of the fresh mint leaves to accent the smoke, bringing the palate back full circle (triangle?).
Mary: One of my favorite beers in the world, showcased by this dish. And I must smoke some fruit soon. This is crazy good.