Ebenezer's Annual Belgian Beer Dinner
See below for the planned menu for the Belgian Festival kickoff dinner at Ebenezer's in Lovell, ME.
Last year's dinner will be hard to beat, but the menu looks pretty incredible.
Anyone else planning to attend?
Prince Edward Island Mussels baked with Trappist cheese, butter
Ebenezers grown Garlic
2004 Drie Fontenein Oude Gueuze Magnums
Traditional Belgian Head Cheese - Earthmonk infused Sour Cherries,
Duck Confit and Fois Gras Terrine with 2009 OerBier Reserva Reduction
Smoked Pork Tenderloin – Au Poivre
Pickled fiddleheads, Spicy Pickled Green Beans and variuos relishes.
1972 Rodenbach Grand Cru, 2011 Rodenbach Grand Cru
Cream of Tsjeeses
Chicken Stock, Mirepoix, and Jansel Farm Leeks with Tsjeeses Tripel
and Sherman Farm Cream
Served with Locally Baked Trappist Bread
Fantome La Gourmande
Butter Poached Lobster Tail, Poached Egg, Green Thumb Pureed Potatoes
served with Caviar and Tsjeeses Hollandaise Sauce.
Val Dieu Triple 6liter
White Truffle Oil, Garlic, Parmesan, red pepper and malt vinegar
Stillwater Special Beer
Venison Aux Poivrons Vert a la Moutarde
Served with green peppercorn mustard sauce.
Tsmije 2009 BBB Cask
Exhibition Course made with Eggs Whites, Fruit, 1983 Drie Fontienen
Framboos and Liquid Nitrogen
Saddle of Rabbit
With Watou Cheese, Ruccola and dried tomatoes in Tripel Karmeliet,
accompanied by crayfish in their gravy and mashed celeriac.
Allagash Special Beer
Veal Kidneys, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Quail Egg and St Louis Kriek
1997 Cantillon Kriek
Ruth Miller’s handpicked selection of World Class Cheese!
Truffles by three of the world’s greatest Chocolatier’s: Pierre
Marcolinni, Jospeh Blondeel, and Valentino!
Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada/Pannepot Reserva 2008
Goat Cheese White Chocolate Mousse
Served with Sugar Glass Sculpture
1997 Rose De Grambinus
As you would expect, their draught list is most impressive. What I like most about Lion's Pride though is that everyone there are fellow beer geeks and know their sh*t! When you order a beer they can tell you all about the beer, the brewers, the style, what else you might like along the same lines, etc.
Their standard menu is, surprisingly, pretty standard bar fare, though it's always well prepared. Their food is quite good in fact. My disappointment is simply in the fact that there aren't more unusual or creative selections. That said, last time I was up (last week) they had a list of specials that seemed a bit more creative. Last time I was there ended up getting the baby back ribs (which were on the "specials" list). They were sous vide, then grilled and toped with a delicious BBQ sauce (which was made with beer, though I can't remember which). They were outstanding!
Anyway, if you've never been it's well worth the trip.