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Last Minute Plans: Perennial Artisan Ales Dinner At Bread And Wine

By Lorna Juett in Food on Sep 12, 2012 3:00PM

Up close and personal with Perennial Hommel via

Some breweries enter the Chicago market with every bell and whistle they can find. And some, like Perennial Artisan Ales from St. Louis, MO, enter our market with a whisper. But like Teddy Roosevelt suggested, these beers speak softly and carry a big stick. Only available in Chicago for the last few months, we’re always pleasantly surprised to see these artfully crafted beers on a draft list. We’re even more interested to see four of them in one place, alongside a dinner tonight at Bread And Wine.

Perennial’s brewing partners Cory King and Goose Island and Half Acre alum Phil Wymore make interesting beers with beer geeks in mind, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Cory King will be in attendance tonight to shine more light on these brews, and to help you nerd out on their special offerings.

A portion of your ticket goes to benefit Slow Food Chicago, and Marty from Spence Farms will be on hand to tell you more about the farm-to-table ingredients that went into the dinner as well.

Reservations are required, email, or call (773) 866-5266. Dinner starts at 7p.m., and seats are $80 with wine and beer pairings, and $55 without.


Cured guinea hog face pancetta
Guinea hog pork rinds
Assorted Spence farm vegetables and garnish
Paired with: sparkling wine

Course 1
Beets, Beets, Beets: Assorted beets and garnish
Paired with: Perennial Saison de Lis, a straw-colored Belgian-style Saison brewed with chamomile flowers

Course 2
Lake white fish, sweet corn mascarpone, dill pickled green tomato, young garlic salsa verde
Paired with: Perennial Violet, a Belgian-style tripel brewed with pluots

Course 3
Guinea hog shoulder confit, BBQ peaches, crispy summer beans, pickled gooseberries
Paired with: Perennial Hommel, a dry-hopped Belgian-style pale ale

Course 4
Honey panna cotta, lavender milk, assorted flowers
Paired with: Perennial Fantastic Voyage, a milk stout brewed with coconut

Bread and Wine is located at 3732 W. Irving Park Rd.