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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Monk's Beer Dinner 10/10/06 : Oktoberfest Feast

I'm in a list mood lately, so here's a wrap-up of Monk's recent beer dinner, the Oktoberfest feast. Apologies in advance again here for dropping the ball on pictures. Course 1 ~ Weltenburger Kloster Barock Hell Course 2 ~ Stoudt's Pilsner & Spaten Oktoberfest ~ Fried Lobster Tail w/ German Mustard Mayonnaise & Marrow Balls Course 3 ~ Dogfish Head Punk'n Ale & Paulaner Oktoberfest ~ Salmon Strudel w/ Toasted Almonds & a Rosemary-Infused Bechemal Sauce Course 4 ~ Troegs Troegenator Dopplebock & Weltenburger Kloster Asam Dopplebock ~ Sauerbraten w/ Warm German Potato Salad & Asparagus Course 5 ~ Aventinus Eisbock ~ Warm Apple Dumpling w/ Caramel Sauce Pre-show beer at Nodding Head: 3C Extreme (extremely good!) Attendance represented by our table: 28.57% Amuse-bouche Surprise: Duck & cheese on baguette slice Most Memorable New Beer (new to me): Weltenburger Kolster Asam Doppelbock Best Food/Beer Pairing (t): Paulaner Oktoberfest & Salmon Strudel Best Food/Beer Pairing (t): Aventinus Eisbock & Warm Apple Dumpling Best Beer perhaps better on its own: Stoudt's Pilsner Most Curious Concoction: Lobster Marrow Balls Great Beer Overshadowed: Troegenator by Weltenburger Doppelbock Question of the Night: Is Oktoberfest sexy enough in the Monk's arena to get people to come out for a full dinner themed around the subject? Or are they just parcelling out their Monk's allowance for the Van Steenberge dinner in less than two weeks?

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