Amada To Host Stoudt’s Beer Dinner
Philadelphia, PA – On Monday, March 8, beginning at 6 p.m., Chef Jose Garces’ acclaimed Old City Spanish tapas bar and restaurant, Amada, will host a special Beer Dinner in collaboration with local craft brewing powerhouse Stoudt’s Brewing Company.
Featuring a reception from 6 till 6:30 p.m. followed by a five-course dinner pairing Chef de Cuisine Macgregor Mann’s flavorful cuisine with the brewery’s extraordinary beers, the $65 per person dinner – set in Amada’s gorgeous Matador Lounge and Private Dining Room – is co-hosted by Stoudt’s founder and self-proclaimed “Queen of Hops” Carol Stoudt. Reservations are required.
“The wide variety of Andalusian tapas plates that we serve at Amada is complemented beautifully by the depth and complexity of Stoudt’s beers,” says Chef Mann. “This special dinner event is a fun way to highlight the work of one of our favorite local breweries alongside our delectable menu of Spanish dishes.”
The menu will include: Oktober Fest paired with Smoked Sea Scallop with Barley Risotto; Bock paired with American “Brie Style” Cheese in Coral Form with Almond Crackers; Double IPA paired with “Hopped” Organic Egg, Black Garlic Puree, Crispy Bacon and Smoked Trout Roe; Fat Dog Stout paired with Malt Braised Venison Leg and Caramelized Yogurt; and Old Abominable Barley Wine paired with Dulce de Leche.
Amada has earned a strong reputation among beer lovers for their commitment to bringing unusual and exciting beers and pairings to Philadelphia. The restaurant was the first to offer Damm Inedit, a legendary Spanish wheat beer, in the state of Pennsylvania, and has hosted an ongoing series of hugely successful beer dinners, notably collaborating with Brooklyn Brewery’s Garret Oliver for a memorable event during Philly Beer Week 2009.
Praise for Amada has been universal; Chef Garces, who won the prestigious James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic” award in 2009 and was recently crowned Food Network’s newest Iron Chef, has long been an ambassador of contemporary Latin cuisine, appearing regularly alongside his restaurants in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Esquire, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel Channel’s Epicurious TV, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and the Wall Street Journal.
Stoudt’s Brewing Company is a 20-year-old microbrewery that reaches 17 states with more than 10,000 barrels of beer each year. Founded by Ed and Carol Stoudt, the brewery is located in Adamstown, PA and renowned for such flavorful offerings as their American Pale Ale and Scarlett Lady Ale. For more information, please visit www.stoudtsbeer.com.
Amada is open for dinner seven nights a week, and serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call (215) 625-2450 or visit www.amadarestaurant.com.
Amada is located at 217-219 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19106