Carnivale's Slow Food and Goose Island Brewery Dinner.
By L. Stolpman in Food on Aug 13, 2009 7:00PM
We dined last night at Carnivale for its Slow Food and Goose Island Brewery dinner. The meal featured produce from local farmers prepared by Chef Mendez and paired with a Goose Island brew. Once seated at communal tables, the evening began with a warm welcome from Chef Mendez and a beer graciously poured by his wife, making us feel like they'd welcomed us into their home for a dinner party with friends.
The food was delicious, the company and conversation were fantastic. There was great appreciation for the ingredients and the farmers (who were also there dining), the art of preparing food with quality products and the beer pairings. We managed to snap a few pictures at the table in between bites and even snagged two in the kitchen before service. You can see a description of the foods, the name of the farms, and the beer pairings in the photo captions.