Rogue Ales Beer Dinner at Peppermill Reno, May 17

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Five-course beer dinner at Peppermill Reno

Peppermill Reno and Rogue Ales present a five-course Rogue Ales Beer Dinner Saturday, May 17 in the White Orchid dining room. Enjoy pairings such as tempura shrimp and Juniper Pale Ale as well as coffee crusted lamb loin and mocha porter.

“We have quite a few Chefs on property that prefer drinking higher quality beer to drinking wine,” wrote Mark Lund, CEC, executive chef of fine dining and banquets for the Peppermill. “I sat with our Oceano Chef Kristoffer Miranda and we discussed and ‘frankensteined’ a few ideas to come up with the menu.”

They selected the beers from a distributor provided list and tried to pick two or three characteristics of each beer that either balance, or highlight each dish.

“For example, the second course, which is a ‘tempura’ shrimp, we will use the (Juniper Pale Ale) in the dish which is more bitter, then balance that with an extra pinch of salt to finish the dish just prior to service,” Mark wrote in an email. “We will also use some non-traditional means of cooking for certain courses that will add a different dimension to the dishes that one might not expect.”

Each course uses a different cooking method, type of cuisine or more contemporary components that challenge guests to try something they may not normally eat.

“Most of all we try to make our food approachable, fun and so good that you want to lick the plate if you knew no one else was watching you,” Mark wrote.

Peppermill Rogue Ale Beer Dinner

Who: Peppermill’s White Orchid and Rogue Beers
When: Saturday May 17, Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7:00 p.m.
Where: White Orchid at the Peppermill, 2707 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502
Price: $65 per guest, plus tax and gratuity
Contact: Make your reservations by calling 775-689-7147 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Full menu

Foie Gras, Brioche, Hazlenut Butter, Pickled Spring Vegetable
Hazlenut Brown Ale

“Tempura” Shrimp, Orange Ponzu Syrup, Lime Essence
Juniper Pale Ale

Braised Pork Belly, Malted Barley, Roasted Cauliflower, Caramel Jus
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout

Coffee Crusted Lamb Loin, Vanilla Polenta, Cocoa Jus Lie
Mocha Porter

Rogue Chocolate Cake with Salted Pretzel Gelato
Dead Guy Ale

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Mike Higdon is a journalist passionate about beer and cocktails. He started the site because no one else covered Reno's growing craft scene at the level of detail required to stay in the know about all things drinkable in Reno.

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