Chifa To Host The Bruery For End-Of-Summer Beer Dinner
Chifa Continues Their Popular Beer Dinner Series With Orange County, CA’s The Bruery
Philadelphia, PA – Acclaimed Latin-Asian restaurant, Chifa , will continue their successful series of beer dinners on Thursday, August 25 at 7 p.m. with Orange County, CA’s The Bruery. The small craft brewery, named in a fusion of “brewery” and “Rue,” the name of the owners’ family, creates beers with character and depth using the simplest and purest means. The dinner will showcase those beers alongside Chifa’s acclaimed Latin-Asian cuisine, and costs $65 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Space is limited, so reservations are required.
“The Bruery’s unfiltered, unpasteurized beers are flavorful and interesting – much like our food at Chifa,” says Chef Garces. “This special meal will combine artfully crafted dishes and unusual pairings for a memorable end-of-summer dinner.”
Menu items will include: Broiled Eel with avocado mousse, white soy-marinated habaneros and citrus rice puffs, paired with Orchard White, their wildly popular witbier that is no longer produced and highly coveted amongst beer lovers; Poached Black Cod with crispy skin, roasted garlic, creamy masa, charred corn and chorizo, paired with Trade Winds, a summer seasonal tripel Belgian-style golden ale with a Southeast Asian twist from rice, rather than candi sugar, in the mash, seasoned with Thai basil; Braised Beef Short Rib with grilled ‘rye’ bread, pickled and raw vegetable salad and crispy kale, paired with Rugbrod, a Danish-style dark beer inspired by and named for rye bread; and Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches with lemon and blueberry ice cream and crème fraiche sorbet, paired with Mischief, a hoppy, Belgian-style golden strong ale.
Chifa opened in early 2009 to critical acclaim; The New York Times praised the restaurant’s unusual ability to “kill two cravings [Asian and Latin] with one dish,” while Philadelphia magazine called Chef Garces’ innovative interpretations of Peruvian cuisine “a cross-cultural thrill ride…A meal at Chifa is a night out, a form of entertainment, an infusion of world culture, a culinary education, something to brag about the following day.”
The Bruery was founded by Patrick Rue, his brother Chris and his wife, Rachel, while Patrick was in his first year of law school. His skill and passion for brewing increased with the passing years, and eventually he realized that the only thing he wanted to do professionally was make beer. Money was raised, grey hairs sprouted and eventually, The Bruery because one of southern California’s most successful craft breweries.
Chifa is located at 707 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106