A VALENTINE’S BEER DINNER
with GREAT LAKES BREWERY and CHEF TIM STEELE
at BAR HOP
391 King Street West, Toronto
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14th, 2013
For the first event in the Canadian Beer News Dinner Series for 2013, we welcomed a sold out group of food and beer lovers to celebrate Valentine’s Day with us at Bar Hop, where a selection of great beers from Great Lakes Brewery – including the brand new 25th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout – were expertly paired with dishes created by special guest chef Tim Steele.
MENU & PAIRINGS
Oysters and hors d’oeuvre
25th Anniversary Belgian Saison
Sunchoke soup, gruyere, corn dog
Bulgur, root vegetable chews, hazelnut [veg option]
Long Dong Pilsner
Mussels, celeriac, crispy chicken skin
Halloumi, cured and stewed squash [veg option]
Beef cheek, spaetzle, brussel sprouts
Gnocchi, creamed kale, flowering kale [veg option]
Pompous Ass on Nitro
Belgian Dark Strong Quad
25th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout
image by The Craft Beer Girl
ABOUT THE EVENT PARTNERS
Founded in 1987 and independently owned by the Bulut family, Great Lakes Brewery is Toronto’s oldest craft brewery. After almost 20 years of producing exclusively lagers, the brewery launched Devil’s Pale Ale in 2006, followed by the popular Canuck Pale Ale, and a constantly growing list of seasonal, limited edition and one-off beers.
Opened last year in Toronto’s downtown entertainment district and already renowned as one of the city’s premiere beer destinations, Bar Hop offers a constantly rotating selection of local and imported craft brews on 36 draught taps and 2 casks. This is augmented by close to 100 bottle and can options – including many hard-to-find and private ordered items – and a healthy selection of spirits featuring choice brands of tequila, bourbon, and single malt scotch. This dinner will be the first in a planned series of beer-themed events at Bar Hop.
Joining us as chef for the evening will be Tim Steele. The former sous chef at Chantecler and c5, Tim has also spent time in the kitchens at Black Hoof/Raw Bar and The Healthy Butcher in Toronto, and at world-renowned restaurants Noma (Copenhagen) and Mistral (Stockholm). A long time lover of craft beer, Tim is looking forward to working with Great Lakes and Bar Hop to create a truly memorable meal.
Canadian Beer News is a website dedicated exclusively to coverage of Canada’s beer and brewing industry. Presenting news and information with minimal editorializing, CBN features announcements of new beer releases, brewery openings and closures, news about festivals and events, and other information from breweries all across the country.