Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Beer: St. Elmo's Anheuser-Busch Brewmaster's Dinner

From Indianapolis Monthly's The Dish:

Wednesday, June 11
St. Elmo Steak House (127 S. Illinois St., 635-0636) hosts an Anheuser-Busch Brewmaster's Dinner, with passed hors d'oeuvres; a first course of pan-seared applewood-smoked Dueske bacon with baby spinach, gouda crisps, and cider dressing, paired with Beach Bum Blond Ale; a second course of Main lobster with roasted corn and potatoes, paired with Budweiser; a third course of marinated hanger steak with roasted garlic-and-mushroom polenta, and grilled carrots, paired with Michelob AmberBock; and vanilla bean shortcake with fresh blueberries, peaches, and lemon whipped cream, paired with Wild Blue lager for dessert. Reception at 6:30 p.m. $75. Call for reservations.

(Biting tongue...)


rodney said...

All of that food sounds delicious and that's all I have to say.

Jessica said...

Very interesting, it just seems like a bit much. At least it's a high-brow brewers dinner?

CorrND said...

At first I was pissed that St. Elmo's would decide to host a beer dinner that supports the notion that AB is beer. Now I'm just amused that someone would pay $75 to attend a beer dinner that includes an AB beer called Beech Bum Blonde!

Ugh. If they have to go with AB, why not at least promote their new Michelob concept as the "craft beer" wing of the company?

Mike said...

i've tried that wild blue whatever it was... and while my expectations were not very high, it sure did fall short anyway.


Erik Huntoon said...

I have never heard of the Wild Blue lager. But I will take Mike's word on it and just avoid it. I have to admit that I actually chortled to see the term "paired with Budweiser" in there.

I will take a pass on this one. Some of the food sounds great but that beer selection is pretty ludicrous for $75.