Friday, May 11, 2012

The Windy City blows into Francesca’s Forno

May 17, 8:00 p.m. – Francesca’s Forno (1576 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622, 773-770-0184)

Chicago’s own Windy City Distribution showcases its selection of beers alongside a fun and whimsical original menu created by Francesca’s Corporate Chef, Kevin Ives at Francesca’s Forno.  Enjoy the Lagunitas IPA, an easy-drinking brew, the trendy Original Sin Cider and the robust Left Hand Milk Stout. Tickets are $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and seating is limited.

The beer dinner begins with Sauteed asparagus with black pepper bacon, sunny side up egg, pecorino and extra virgin olive oil, cracked black pepper. Original Sin Cider makes the perfect companion. This is followed by Homemade pappardelle with wild ramps, ricotta and Parmesano Reggianno, paired with IPA, India Pale Ale. The third course features Wild Stripped bass with mashed sunchoke puree and lemon butter sauce. It is a perfect pair for Smutty Nose Porter. The meal finishes with Milk Stout milk shake whipped cream, chocolate strawberries and marinated cherries, and is paired with Left Hand Milk Stout, full bodied sweet stout.

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