Three upcoming beer dinners feature regional beers or special brews.
Ruth's Chris Steak House (Harrah's Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 504-587-7099; www.ruthschris.com/promotions/events/new-orleans-dinner) hosts a Southern Craft Dinner Thursday, Sept. 15. The five-course meal includes ahi tuna poke with Tin Roof Brewing Company's Turnrow, blackened redfish and Bayou Teche Brewing's LA-31 Biere Pale and a 6-ounce filet mignon with lyonnaise fingerling potatoes and Brussels sprouts paired with Chafunkta Brewing Company's Bayou Blaze. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $85.
Besh Steak (Harrah's New Orleans, 8 Canal St., 504-533-6111; www.caesars.com/harrahs-new-orleans/restaurants/besh-steak) partners with Mississippi's Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company for a for a five-course meal at 7 p.m. Sept. 22. The first course is foie gras torchon with Lazy Saison. A lemon grass pork steamed bun is served with Timber Beast rye IPA, and blue crab and sausage stew are paired with Bramblin' Man blackberry Berliner weisse. A lamb T-bone is served with Jefferson Stout, and Southern Pecan brown ale complements the dessert, a brown butter bourbon pecan tart with bittersweet chocolate and Creole cream cheese ice cream. The dinner costs $65.
Coquette and The Courtyard Brewery are collaborating on a beer for an Oktoberfest dinner at the restaurant Sept. 29. Chef Michael Stoltzfus is assisting Courtyard brewer Scott Wood in making a Kvass beer, a low- alcohol brew historically made with leftover rye bread. The dinner starts at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $65.