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December 24, 2007

New Year's Eve Beer Dinners & Events

If you're looking for a beer-friendly way to spend your New Year's Eve, there are a few options available.

Read on for details about NYE happenings at Abbot On The Hill, beerbistro, C'est What, Esplanade Bier Markt, Granite Brewery and Volo.

Abbot On The Hill
1276 Yonge St.
(416) 920-9074

This New Year's we're celebrating Hogmany, the oldest New Year's Eve Tradition in the world, with a five-course tasting menu featuring traditional Scottish fare paired with five Scottish ales.

All proceeds from the dinner will go to six of the young ladies from the Women's Olympic Hockey Team and one of the eight-man rowing teams. Doors open at 7pm and dinner starts promptly at 8pm. Tickets are $150.00 and include dinner and everything you drink for the rest of the night.

arugula wrapped in a Scottish smoked salmon
parsnip pancake
black currant vinaigrette
paired with Fraoch Heather Ale

marinated pheasant
red rose petal and red wine reduction
rosemary tatties
paired with Grozet Gooseberry Wheat Ale

cullen skink potpie
chive biscuit crust
paired with Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale

grilled venison
highland cheese and red wine sauce
paired with Innis and Gunn Oak-Aged Ale

Scottish duo bread pudding
paired with Alba Scots Pine Ale

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beerbistro
18 King St. E.
(416) 861-9872

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in true beerbistro fashion by booking a table for the New Year’s Eve Prix-Fixe Beer Dinner. We’ve carefully planned each course with a truly unique beer pairing. Please see the menu below for further details.

The first seating will be from 5pm – 7:30pm at a cost of $70 per person. The second seating will be from 8pm – 9:30pm at a cost of $90 per person. Please note that dinner prices do include beer, but do not include taxes and gratuities. The second seating will feature live jazz with our resident-Saturday band, The Gene Poolboys and New Year’s festivities.

Please call us to book your reservation, seating is limited and it tends to fill up fast!

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION BEER DINNER 2007-2008

FIRST PLATE

Hors D’Oeuvre Sampler
paired with DeKoninck

CHOICE OF SECOND PLATES

Warm Foie Gras and Chicken Liver Mousse
roasted pear chutney, winter greens
paired with Cochonette

Wild Mushroom Soup
X.O. and black truffle cream
paired with Fuller’s Limited Edition

Cider Smoked Trout
potato crisp, red onion celery root salad, horseradish crème fraiche
paired with Saison Dupont

Mâche & Frisée Salad
oyster mushroom, parmesan, enoki crisps, walnut, brown ale vinaigrette
paired with Bell’s Cherry Stout

CHOICE OF THIRD PLATES

Pan Seared Black Cod
lobster risotto, arugula, blistered tomatoes
paired with Fin du Monde

Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin
pommery mustard béarnaise, cambonzola whipped potatoes
paired with Fuller’s London Porter

Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Gnocchi
morels, roasted shallots, garlic, thyme, nut brown cream
paired with Denison’s Dunkel

Berkshire Bacon-Wrapped Partridge
stuffed with B.C. chanterelles, braised pork belly, savoy cabbage polenta & nut brown jus
paired with Cooper’s Sparkling Ale

DESSERT

Midnight Dessert Sampler
paired with Rochefort 8

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C'est What
67 Front St.
(416) 867-9499

Serving regular menu - no reservations required.

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Esplanade Bier Markt
58 The Esplanade
(416) 862-7575

Four course dinner
Early seatings (4PM-7PM) - $69
7:30PM, 8PM, 8:30PM, & 9PM seatings - $99
With bier pairings - $129

BRANDIED LOBSTER BISQUE
cream quenelle, organic grain crisp, white truffle oil
Bier pairing: Stella Artois Lager, Belgium, 5.2% alc/vol, 19 oz
or
SALADE MAISON
apple & cider vinaigrette
Bier pairing: Strongbow Cider, England, 5% alc/vol, 20 oz
or
TARTAR OF ALBERTA BISON
quail egg, cornichons, shallots, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic reduction
Bier Pairing: Affligem Blond Abbey Ale, 6% alc/vol, 17 oz

DEUS CHAMPAGNE ALE & CITRUS GRANITA

BERKSHIRE BACON WRAPPED BEEF TENDERLOIN
served medium rare, Yukon potato charlotte, Cookstown baby vegetables, Leffe Brune demi
Bier Pairing: Leffe Brune Ale, Belgium, 6.5% alc/vol, 18 oz.
or
GRILLED RED SPRING ORGANIC SALMON
dijon crust, braised beluga lentils, caramelized fennel & baby arugula, crème frâiche, extra virgin olive oil
Bier pairing: Leffe Blonde Ale, Belgium, 6.6% alc/vol, 14 oz.
or
FREE RANGE CHICKEN
chicken roulade with wild mushroom & Saint Maure goat’s cheese stuffing, crisp wild rice cake,
Cookstown baby vegetables, pan jus
Bier pairing: Stiegl Lager, Austria, 4.9% alc/vol, 20 oz.
or
FIVE MUSHROOM PAPPARDELLE
porcini, black trumpet, wood ear, chanterelle, & lobster mushrooms,
shaved parmesan, Alba winter truffle infused cream
Bier pairing: Affligem Blond Abbey Ale, Belgium, 6% alc/vol, 17 oz.

BELGIAN CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE
Früli chocolate ganache, macerated berries, Früli coulis
Bier pairing: Früli Strawberry Wheat, Belgium, 4.1% alc/vol, 11 oz.

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Granite Brewery
245 Eglinton Ave E.
(416) 322-0723

All you can eat Prime Rib Buffet!

Bread Rolls, Garden Salad, Caesar Salad, Pasta Salad, Roasted Potatoes, Vegetables,

Penne Primavera, Roasted Chicken, Prime Rib

Assorted Cakes and Fruit Salad, Coffee or Tea

6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

$19.95

Regular menu also available

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Volo
587 Yonge St.
(416) 928-0008

Serving regular menu - no reservations required.

Posted by Bar Towel News Editor at December 24, 2007 08:50 PM