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Mixed Green Salad with duck Proscuitto, duck cracklings & citrus vinaigrette

Loving the duck bits – this is one satisfying salad.

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Torchons on Rye with sautéed Ramps:

Pairs beautifully with the Mikkeller It’s Alright! as the tartness/carbonation/funk cut through the fat yet accent the sweet richness of the foie gras.

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I stopped in at the Heartland Brewery Union Square location for the debut of the Cherry Blossom IPA. This seasonal ale was brewed with American hops, cherry juice & rose hips. This is a deliciously drinkable beer for the spring season – not much cherry but the rose hips add an earthy, lightly floral backbone to the citrus hoppiness and there’s a slight yet pleasing tartness at the end (probably also from the rose hips). This is a very quaffable ale – a 6.3% refresher to usher in the warmer weather. Available now at Heartland locations around the city.

Bonus: this beer was free! Follow Heartland Brewery on Facebook to find out when more free beer will be poured (& other cool discounts & promotions).

Side note: Kelly Taylor, head brewer for Heartland & Kelso, told me tonight that Greenpoint Beer Works (where the aforementioned beers are brewed) recently installed three new 60 barrel fermenters & a bright tank, bringing their yearly capacity to 22,500 barrels! The NYC brewing scene continues to expand…

Pictured below: Heartland owner Jon Bloostein & head brewer Kelly Taylor




Chocolate stout cake w/dieu du Ciel bourbon barrel aged Peche Mortel

Heavenly – the cake is light as a cloud yet oh-so rich & chocolately, melding with the top notes of the Peche Mortel & highlighting the deep coffee bourbon in the beer. Perfect end to the meal.

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Corned beef & sauerkraut with dieu du ciel Equinoxe du Printemps

Salmon & parsnip w/dieu du ciel Herbe à Détourne

Mary & Cuzme: The salmon has a nice amount of parsley which works well with the spicy ness and Belgian yeastiness of the Tripel. Sweetness exists amongst it all.

Cuzme: The corned beef meatiness and sweetness is accentuated and showcased by the malty caramel like sweetness of the scotch ale. (it took a moment to reach full potential: as the beer warmed, the world turned for the better). Sweet cabbage danced while spicy grain mustard threw down the funk!

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Bacon cheddar beer soup w/dieu du ciel! Rigor Mortis ABT

The Rigor Mortis goes head to head with the bacon & is a sweet boozy contrast to the cheddar soup.

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