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Event Fri Nov 05 2010

Beer Art: Terzo Piano and Goose Island Team Up for FairytAle Dinner

Seeking a beer as rare as an Art Institute piece?

If so, you'll want to mark down November 11th on your calendar. Tony Mantuano's Terzo Piano in the Art Institute is teaming up with the folks at Goose Island for a reason-for-the-season fete celebrating the release of FairytAle, Goose Island's one-night only pumpkin ale.

For $70, you'll be treated to a reception featuring FairytAle paired with hors d'oeuvres such as pumpkin soup with toasted almonds, Spaghetti squash flatbread with California burrata, Aleppo pepper, brown butter, kalamatas and basil and Smoked Rushing Waters trout with apple, pickled Michigan ramps and parsley. Stay for the four-course dinner matching some of Mantuano and Chef di Cucina Meg Colleran Sahs' finest creations with Goose Island's best:

* First course: Seared Taylor bay scallops, Matilda broth, tarragon, hazelnuts paired with Matilda
* Second course: Braised Pinn Oak Farms lamb shoulder, Anson Mills polenta, salsify and sorrel, lamb sauce paired with Pere Jacques
* Third course: Zingerman's Lincoln Log goat's milk cheese, Heritage Prairie Farm honey paired with Sofie
* Fourth course: Beer-imisu paired with Bourbon County Coffee Stout.

Art indeed. Stuff and then frame yourself.

Where: Terzo Piano, 159 East Monroe, Chicago , IL . Third-floor of the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago.

When: Thursday, November 11, 2010, reception and hors d'oeuvres begin at 6:30 p.m. and seated dinner begins at 7:15 p.m.

Cost: $70 per person plus tax and gratuity

Reservation: Guests may call 312.443.8650 for reservations.

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