Hello! I’m back and am excited to share some pictures from a fun dinner that my husband and I went to.
Have you ever been to a beer dinner? Neither had I until a few weeks ago. The story begins when my husband and I went to TJ’s Seafood so that I could write a story about their new menu items. The food was amazing and my husband tried a Ballast Point Brewery beer and thought it was great! I signed up for TJ’s emails (one of my favorite ways to find out about local fun) and the next week, TJ’s announced a beer dinner with pairings of seafood and Ballast Point beer. We were sold.
Here is a little rundown of the delicious food we ate that night.
We started with an “amuse bouche” of a Ballast Point bloody mary with habanero vodka and a cute pickled pepper! I’m not typically a bloody mary fan, but the habanero came through with some great flavor.
Yummy ceviche came second with corn chips and the Longfin Lager.
This pairing was full of flavors that played off each other: a slightly sweet grilled fish taco with the spicy Habanero Sculpin beer. If you have the chance to try this beer, take the opportunity. It was great with so much unexpected flavor! But if “habanero” is in the name, I guess I should have expected some flavor 😉
The next pairing flipped that spicy/sweet combo with a serrano glazed fish and a grapfruit beer. This fish was new to me- a Baja California Golden Corvina. The owner of TJ’s did a great job leading the dinner and explained that this fish is similar to red snapper and very popular on the west coast. It came with some delicious coconut rice.
Last, but certainly not least, was TJ’s chocolate bread pudding with butter scotch creme and Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea porter. This is a limited edition beer with coffee and vanilla flavors. It was a very sweet combination and an amazing end to the dinner.
We had so much fun trying new food and drinks. TJ’s did a great job hosting the dinner and I would definitely recommend trying a special event like this if you hear about one in your area! It’s an extra fun date night and a great way to branch out from your normal night out!
Hope you have a great weekend!