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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Veggies + Brewskis = Fern's Vegan Beer Dinner

Posted By on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 11:31 AM

The idea of attending a fully vegan dinner arouses either strong interest in the converted (“finally!”) or strong suspicion in the unconvinced (“I guess I’ll order a pizza after."). At the recently opened Fern, Flavors from the Garden, Executive Chef Alyssa Gorelick has a designed a vegan five-course meal set to delight both fanatics and agnostics. On Monday, December 5, the restaurant will pair with eastern N.C.'s Mother Earth Brewing Company for its first Vegan Beer Dinner.

Ferns oasis-like  interior
  • Fern's oasis-like interior

For $45 per person, Mother Earth Brewing Taproom Manager Travis Quinn will join the staff at Fern to guide diners through each course and its accompanied beer pairing — explaining the brewery’s processes and each beer’s unique detail and flavor profile. The set menu is as follows:

Course One
Stuffed Oysters with Caviar
Paired with Endless River

Course Two
Sweet Potato Cake with Macadamia Cream
Paired with Weeping Willow

Course Three
Risotto: Black Forbidden Rice, Whipped Cauliflower, Cranberry and Brussels Sprouts
Paired with Sisters of the Moon

Course Four
House-Made Sausage, Marinated Cabbage, Mustard Greens and Stout Mustard
Paired with Dark Cloud

Course Five
Cherry Truffle
Paired with Silent Night

Reservations are limited, so call 704-377-1825 to book yours now.

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