Duck Proscuitto wrapped figs stuffed with blue cheese, speared with dates & served on sundried tomato ancho chili coulis; paired with La Trappe Quadrupel. This is one harmonious pairing – sweet, rich and boozy and set off nicely with the earthy coulis.
Smoked beet, smoked goat cheese, smoked almond, & smoked olive timbale wrapped in smoked salmon, paired with Schlenkerla Fastenbier. This is a sweet, creamy and lightly smoky bite that is light & refreshing in the mouth. The Schlenkerla is its shadow – a dark, meaty smoke that brings out the nuttiness of the almonds & the sea of the salmon.
Caribbean crab salad w/avocado, mango, roasted red-pepper sambal in a fried wonton crisp topped with micro greens, paired with Orval. Oh, sweet & lovely crab meat frolicking in a tropical wonderland. The Orval lays a funky path with each sip and leaves me wanting more.
This was a lovely pairing – kudos to chef Tommy & the Blind Tiger crew! I hope to see more of these in the future.