Cork and Keg collaboration dinner planned with Defiance Ridge and Side Project Brewing

St. Louis has had a rough few weeks—too much snow and freezing rain and wind, mostly. Thankfully, there are so many ways to forget the weather. One way to forget the elements is to indulge in the good things in life, and yes I’m talking beer, wine, and scrumptious foods.

I’ve been keeping my eyes open for top-end food and beer, or wine pairings, but I did not think I’d run into one that included all three.

Plans have been announced for an entertaining & educational evening at Defiance Ridge Vineyards, featuring a collaboration with Cory King, owner & brewmaster of Side Project Brewing. The night will feature a 5-course menu featuring both Defiance Ridge Vineyards wine & Side Project beers!


First Course

Pine Nut-Pistachio Crusted Tuna

pickled red onion, micro cilantro, garlic infused truffle oil

*paired with Defiance Ridge Vignoles & Side Project Grisette Blend #5

Second Course

Slow Cooked Mole

avocado, green onion, native American fry bread

*paired with Defiance Ridge Riesling & Side Project / Boulevard Collaboration Copains

Third Course

Caribbean Pork Loin

wrapped in banana leaf, banana, mango, shishito peppers, rice, barbacoa sauce

*paired with Defiance Ridge Viognier & Side Project / Angry Orchard Collaboration Burk

Fourth Course

Chiles & Plantation Sugar Crusted Chicken Thighs

chimichurri, polenta cake, wild mushroom puree

*paired with Defiance Ridge Brut Rosé & Side Project Punchdown Pinot Noir

Fifth Course

Dark Chocolate Flan

housemade caramel sauce

*paired with Defiance Ridge Tawny Port & Side Project Beer: Barrel: Time 2018

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