Monk’s Kettle To Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Brouwerij Bosteels And Koningshoeven
On Thursday, December 31, 2009, the Monk’s Kettle will celebrate New Years Eve with a five-course dinner created to highlight the beers of two world-class breweries.
San Francisco, CA – The Monk’s Kettle will be ringing in the New Year with a five course beer-pairing dinner. The evening will feature the three world-class beers of Belgium’s Brouwerij Bosteels, and two beers of the Dutch Trappist brewery, Koningshoeven (La Trappe).
Bosteels is a Belgian artisanal brewery with three beers available in the US. The evening will begin with Bosteels’ unique strong pale, Pauwel Kwak, served in its proprietary glass and wooden stand as a welcome beer, paired with a lobster canape amouse bouche.
One of the main courses will feature Tripel Karmeliet paired with Filet Oscar with Dungeness Crab and gratin daphinoise. At midnight, served with housemade marble cheesecake, we will toast the New Year with DeuS: a beer made in the method champenoise, aged in Champagne caves, and bottled in Dom Perignon bottles.
Koningshoeven is one of the seven breweries designated as Trappist breweries, and the only one located outside of Belgium. Located in the Netherlands, Koningshoeven also goes by the name of La Trappe. This brewery will be providing the beers of two courses. The first course will be a pumpkin soup with a spiced crème fraiche to accentuate the flavors of the accompanying La Trappe Isid’Or, an anniversary beer released earlier this year to celebrate the brewery’s 125th anniversary. The third course will feature a winter stew of rabbit and winter vegetables made with Koningshoeven Quadrupel, and paired with Koningshoeven Dubbel.
The dinner will be $115 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required, and may be made by emailing Nat Cutler at [email protected], or by calling the Monk’s Kettle at 415-865-9523. Doors open at 8:30 when Kwak will be served as a welcome beer, and the first course is served at 9:00.
The Monk’s Kettle hosts a beer-pairing dinner every month (usually the first Wednesday of the month, schedule permitting). These dinners are five or six courses, designed to highlight the offerings of a brewery or beer region. Past dinners have included San Diego’s Stone Brewing Co, Bay Area’s brewing cult figure Brian Hunt of Moonlight Brewing, and the groundbreaking craft beer importers, the Shelton Brothers. The calendar is filled through next summer, with future events planned with Belgium’s Brasserie d’Achouffe, Portland Maine’s Allagash, and the introduction of Portland Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing to the Bay Area in March 2010.
About the Monk’s Kettle
The Monk’s Kettle is a neighborhood beer and wine tavern, focusing on craft beer and gourmet pub food. With a comprehensive list of over 200 beers (24 drafts and over 180 in the bottle), the Monk’s Kettle seeks to offer a wide range of beer styles while specializing in Californian and Belgian brews. Due to its extensive beer offerings, the Monk’s Kettle promotes beer education with style descriptions on its beer list, and a friendly, well-educated staff to guide customers through the list. For more information about the Monk’s Kettle, please contact co-owner Christian Albertson at [email protected] or (415) 865-9523.