Was it a Throwdown? Hmmm…If it was, it was a perfect union of FOOD, WINE & BEER challenging any one out there that could come close to what we pulled off last nite! Bring it, Flay!
The Perfect Pairing Team of Chef Mike Shannon & Sommelier Leslee Miller strikes again! This time with our friend and colleague, Cicerone Michael Agnew of A Perfect Pint.
Looking for a Cozy Way to spend your winter nites…here it is, eat and drink your way to MN Paradise! Named some of the Twin Cities Best Food and Wine Pairing Classes - Chef Mike and Sommelier Leslee are unstoppable. With the addition of Beer Geek, Cicerone Michael, they are Untouchable. Displaying only their true raw & enthusiastic talents last nite, they brought the Cooks of Crocus Hill of St Paul classroom to a hault with some of the Twin Cities Best Pairings to date!
Cozy Comforts of Beer, Wine & Food was the name of the game and these three brought their best goods to the table. From top to bottom, the menu was laid out with a collection of Braised Winter Greens, 4 Cheese Mac n Cheese (OMG, by the way!), a Ginger Orange Cornish Game Hen, Braised Pot Roast to a S’more Pot de Creme. While each bevi expert lined up their wares rotating courses with impeccable pairings, it wasn’t until the two paired each a beer & a wine to the final courses of Pot Roast and the S’more Pot de Creme, that we were all sweating from the unbelievable chemistry of Food, Wine, Beer Heaven. While the dishes were outstanding, and with Chef Mike at the helm, who can deny Amazing Food? His original creation of a “Sommelier Requested” (wink) S’more Pot de Creme was the cherry that hit the topping. A quick torched smudge of marshmallow cream over a baby pot of crunchy graham and decadent chocolate creme, come on!! Get out of town?!! Where does he pull these creations out of?! Again, proof that a southern boy knows how to make dessert.
With all that said, we wanted to share with you first hand What we Paired, Why we Paired and How we Paired these last courses ~
Sharing our Best Kept Secrets of the key to Perfect Pairings!
For the rest of the Beer and Wine Pairings to each course, Check out A Perfect Pint’s Blog today listing all beers and wines poured!