Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Brewsday Tuesday: September beer dinners

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click to enlarge Coquette owner-chef Michael Stoltzfus brews a Kvess beer at Courtyard Brewery for an Oktoberfest dinner. - COURTESY COURTYARD BREWERY
  • Coquette owner-chef Michael Stoltzfus brews a Kvess beer at Courtyard Brewery for an Oktoberfest dinner.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House (525 Fulton St., 504-587-7099) hosts a Southern Craft Dinner featuring regional beers on Thursday, Sept. 15. The five-course meal includes ahi tuna poke with Tin Roof Turnrow, blackened redfish and Bayou Teche LA-31 Biere Pale and a 6-ounce filet mignon with Lyonnaise fingerling potatoes and Brussels sprouts paired with Chafunkta’s Bayou Blaze. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $85 plus tax and tip.

Besh Steak (8 Canal St., 504-533-6111) partners with Mississippi’s Lazy Magnolia Brewing for a for a five-course meal at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22. The first course is foie gras torchon with  Lazy Saison. A lemon grass pork steamed bun is served with Timberbeast Rye IPA. The seafood course features blue crab and sausage stew paired with Brambling Man blackberry Berliner weirs. A lamb T-bone is served with Jefferson sweet potato stout, and Southern Pecan nut brown ale complements the dessert, a brown butter bourbon pecan tart with bittersweet chocolate and Creole cream cheese ice cream. The dinner costs $65 plus tip.

Coquette and Courtyard Brewing are collaborating on a beer to be served at an Oktoberfest dinner, with chef Michael Stoltzfus assisting in brewing a beer to be served at an event on Sept. 29. Stoltzfus provided the house-baked rye bread for brewing a Kvass beer, an uncommon, rustic Eastern European, low-alcohol brew historically made with leftover rye bread. Courtyard brewer Scott Wood added malted barley and rye, green raisins, grains of paradise and coriander.

The dinner at Coquette (2800 Magazine St., 504-265-0421) will be served family style but the menu has not been determined. Stoltzfus says it will be in Bavarian style with “meat and pretzels and dumplings — stuff like that.” The dinner starts at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $65, including tax and tip.

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