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Gresh Kicks Off Primehouse's Oktoberfest Celebration With Some Homebrew

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Oct 2, 2009 3:40PM

2009_10_gresh.jpg Oktoberfest formally ends tomorrow, but that isn't stopping Rick Gresh from celebrating a few days after. The Executive Chef at David Burke's Primehouse is also an avid homebrewer and he'll be featuring a few of his creations at a Sunday dinner kicking off Primehouse's "OktoBEERfest." The selections Gresh and the Primehouse staff will be pouring include I-PAC (an IPA infused with chamomile); a wheat ale brewed with Seedling Farm peaches called "Stoned Wheat" and one beer Gresh calls "Working Man's Champagne."

Gresh's homebrew dinner anchors a four-day series of beer dinners from Sunday through Wednesday. Monday will feature selections from Two Brothers. New Holland gets the spotlight on Tuesday and Goose Island closes out the festival on Wednesday. Each dinner costs $55, but Primehouse is offering discounted prices for guests who RSVP to two dinners at $95. Guests interested in attending all four dinners can do so for a cool $175.

Gresh has posted the full menu for each dinner at his website, Time Released Brilliance. To RSVP, call Primehouse at 312-660-6000.