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Sometimes the stars align in your favor. In these moments, we should definitely take advantage and celebrate.  So when one of my favorite restaurants announced a dinner utilizing one of my favorite farmers AND favorite breweries, I decided to take advantage.

This Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 Harvest Restaurant at 624 East Market Street will be hosting a beer dinner featuring New Albanian Brewing Company beer and a Red Wattle Hog from Barr Farms.  (If you still need a little more convincing, just say “wattle” in your head a few times over.)

On top of an exciting snout to tail menu, there will be live music by Scott Moore of the 23 String Band. There is a cocktail hour at 6 pm followed by dinner at 7 pm.  Below is a detailed schedule of the evening.

Hog Jowl Scones
Pretzel crostini, Smoked Rib Kam
Open-faced Pastrami Tongue & Cheek Reuben

Beer: Naughty Girl

~ One ~
Beer brined head, trotters & hocks, hominy, toasted garlic-coriander broth, cabbage, grilled rapini

Beer: Black & Bluegrass

~ Two ~
Baby salad greens, blue dog crostini, pickled ramp relish, crispy ears

Beer: Oaktimus

~ Three ~
Pork roast
Boulangerie potato cake, crispy pork rillons, carbonnade jus, crispy sweet potatoes

Beer: Bonfire of the Valkyries ~

~ Four ~
15-B chocolate ganache truffle
Torched malted marshmallow, sugar spiced pork rinds, coffee gastrique

Beer: 15-B

~ Send off ~
Beer: Elector

For a spot at this full fledged, hog wild, sustainable eating extravaganza, call Harvest at 502.384.9090 or visit their website here.  Cost is $65 per person.

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About Colette Henderson

Colette is a food writer for She is originally from Washington State but has been living and eating here since 2002 after visiting and falling in love with the city. While she loves her day job, she spends a lot of time day dreaming of the perfect restaurant. In her free time, Colette enjoys preparing lavish meals with local foods, traveling to strange new worlds, and indulging in playful mischief. She shares her home with her partner Drew and her spoiled dogs Gracie and Musket. Please send comments, questions, and suggestions to [email protected]

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