Beer and Cheese PLEASE!

August 31, 2010

Although we often think of wine and cheese as perfect partners, this is not always the case. Beer also makes an excellent complement! In celebration of this, STLwinegirl and The Wine and Cheese Place continue the summer cheese pairing series with “Beer and Cheese PLEASE!” Come enjoy five different style cheeses, each paired with two beers of similar style.

Thursday, September 2nd from 6pm to 7:30pm in Clayton.

Double Creme
Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek
Aged Goat
DePreof La Grande Blanche
Boulevard Two Jokers Double Wit
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Brown Ale
Corsendonk Brown Ale
English Cheddar
Southern Tier 2XIPA
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
Blue Cheese
Amager Batch One Danish Barley Wine
Hofstetten Barley Wine
$30 per person.
Reservations Required. Book online or by calling 314.727.8788

This summer has brought a new aspect to the STLwinegirl business. I am now a columnist for the recently-launched FEAST Magazine, a local publication that covers the culinary lifestyle.

I have a monthly print column “On the Shelf” where I recommend three new wine buys. Each wine is complete with tasting notes and food pairings. I have two counterparts to this column… beer and spirits. Mike Sweeney of writes the beer picks and Chad Michael George of Proof Academy talks about new spirits and provides cocktail recipes.

Along with the print, I write a weekly online-exclusive column called “Quite the Pair” where I dine around town tasting amazing dishes from local establishments and offering pairing suggestions from the restaurant’s own wine list.

My other project with the publication is co-hosting the magazine’s monthly wine tasting “happy hours” with publisher Catherine Neville. Each month we will visit a different St. Louis Originals restaurant and feature wines inspired by the restaurant and my monthly “On the Shelf” wine picks. This is a free event to the public but space is limited and reservations are required to attend.

I am very excited about this new opportunity and hope you will follow me as I make my way through the shelves, menus and wine lists of St. Louis!

Our next class in the Food and Wine Pairing Series at Provisions Market is…

Tuesday August 24
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Provisions Gourmet Market

Come enjoy the wines and cuisines of The Middle East, Sicily, Greece, Southern France, Spain and Morocco.

Middle Eastern Dip Plate of Roasted Garlic Hummus, Baba Ghanoush and Tzatziki with Pita
Seafood Crepe with Shrimp, Goat Cheese, Herbs de Provence
Chicken Tagine with Saffron, Ginger, Currants and Olives
Sasiccia Pizzaiola (Sicilian Style Stuffed Pizza) with Sausage

Wine pairings to be announced.

Five courses and five wines for ONLY $30!
This class is almost SOLD OUT so reserve your seats TODAY!