Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Marble Beer Dinner

First off, I have to say I am against the mixing of beer with food, as the food really can inhibit beer intake. However, if you must mix the two, you may be interested in the Marble beer dinner taking place at 6:30 on Tuesday, April 21. $45 gets you this menu:

Cheese and Mingle/Marble Double IPA

Soft Baked Pretzels with JalapeƱo Mustard/Marble Amber Ale

Homemade Buffalo Sausage with Truffled Potato Salad/Vienna Lager

Sweet and Spicy Pork Belly with Kimchee/Marble Red Ale

Strawberry Shortcakes with Orange Rosemary Shortcake and Basil Compote/Marble Tripel

That sounds like a good dinner, up until the pork belly part. Now, I'm open to all kinds of different ethnic cuisines and restaurants. It's just that when I think of beer and food, I'm more of an old school purist: pizza, wings, pretzels, pizza, and pizza. Maybe some nice Cheez-Its thrown in for an appetizer. So when a beer dinner gets fancier, I get lost. I went to a Halloween beer dinner a couple of years ago at Chama River. Courses included beef carpaccio and quail legs. I jokingly asked the server if I could get my quail legs prepared "Buffalo style". He didn't seem to get the joke.

So I'd be happy with just the cheese, the soft pretzels, and the buffalo sausage, which sounds great- I'd like to put that on some pizza. I'm also excited to see that Marble will have their Double IPA as part of the dinner. I remember them having this beer as part of their rotating taps only once in the past year, and I loved it. I do wonder about having this as the first beer of the night, though- can you still taste the amber ale or Vienna lager after the DIPA? Forget the courses, just give me $45 worth of the DIPA and I'll be there!


Unknown said...

Dear ABQ Beergeek,

I am shocked at the choice of your photo for this latest blog entry. How utterly vulgar and disgusting! Instead of selecting a photo where the female chef is actually fileting a pork belly - you chose to post a photo that shows the chef skinning the balls of a pork "penis" --just look at what she is holding in her left hand?! I cannot believe the lengths a blog writer will go to increase one's readership or ratings. I realize that sex sells, but this is plain disgusting! ABQ Beergeek --I'm sorry, but you have crossed the line. Please seek therapy.

ABQbeergeek said...

Please sir! That picture was taken directly from your massive collection of German porn. I believe this was found in the "Shaving the schnitzel" folder, right next to "Best of Mutter".

And I have my therapy on tap.

Anonymous said...

Leave it to Dre to find perviness in said photo. Classic.

Unknown said...

Holy god man. AHHhahahahahahaah!!!

MrsMcGilicutty said...

That pic is hilarious! I especially love the look on her face. Classic. But seriously...what the F is that thing?