Annual Chile & Beer Dinner

Annual Chile & Beer Dinner


Each year we look forward to the 70 mile trip to Tierra Vegetables where we meet brother/sister team Lee and Wayne James, tour their beautiful farm and pick through the most flavorful peppers we can get our hands on. Relying upon sustainable farming practices in an excellent climate for what has been over thirty years now, Lee and Wayne grow more than twenty varieties of chilies and sweet peppers each year. Eric Tucker and his team select the finest specimens of the harvest and create a delicious 5 course menu at the beginning of each Fall. Because we want Bell Pepper and Naga Jolokia lovers to be able to sit at the same table, we let you control the capsaicin while we quench your thirst with a delicious specialty beer pairing..

This year we are fortunate to have Master Cicerone Nicole Erny with us for the dinner! Nicole was the youngest person and first woman to become a Master Cicerone in 2011 and now she is one of only thirteen people with the certification. She will pair a range of fabulous beer with Eric's menu and will be on hand to talk beer throughout the evening.




Black Eyed Pea Fritters

mango habanero sauce, tamarind-pohah chutney, foraged salad, 

 pickled sweet habenero

beer pairing: Fruitlands, Modern Times Beer, San Diego, Ca.



toasted corn hominy, Asian pear, blue oyster mushrooms, 

 leche de tigre, green corn masa husks

beer pairing: Berkeland Belgian Style Golden Strong, 

Hoi Polloi Brewing, Berkeley, Ca. 



Indian Spiced Eggplant Flatbread

 stuffed eggplant, eggplant-chile chutney

beer pairing: Weihenstephaner Vitus, Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany


choice of:

Chile Relleno

roasted poblano, melty cheese, roastd corn, pumpkin seed chorizo, eggy batter, 

sweet pepper shelling bean guisado, tomatillo salsa

beer pairing: Salvation, Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, Ca.


House Made Chow Fun

Xo sauce, maitake mushroom, Dan's extra hot DanDan, ants climbing a tree, smashed cucumber with Ma La spices, tea smoked yuba, foraged Tierra Vegetables, a peck of pickled peppers

beer pairing: Summer Sweater, Temescal Brewing, Oakland, Ca.


Chocolate Chile Ganache Torte

chocolate-sweet Habenero anglaise, espresso syrup, smoked chile- caramel swirl icecream, gianduja mousseline, candied bird beak chile,

beer pairing: J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask), J.W. Lees & Co Brewers Ltd., 

England, United Kingdom

3 HOT sauces TBD!

cooling libations TBD!

Annual Chile & Beer Dinner

Wednesday September 13, 2017

Reservations available from 5:30pm-9:00pm 

5-course prix fixe menu 

$60/person; $18/optional beer pairing (excluding tax/gratuity)

Please reserve through our website or call our host for a reservation 510.735.9459