As I’m sure most of you already know, Seattle Beer Week kicks off next Thursday, May 4th. Exactly one week later (but still during Seattle Beer Week, which continues until the 14th), Seattle’s premiere artisan-focused restaurant, Lark, will be hosting a gourmet beer dinner, featuring their own artisan cuisine and beers from two of Seattle’s newest and hottest breweries: Cloudburst Brewing and Holy Mountain Brewing.
This is just one of several dinners you’ll find listed on the events page for Seattle Beer Week, but this is the only one where you can enjoy Chef John Sundstrom’s gourmet offerings of locally-produced and organic cheese, charcuterie, vegetables, grains, fish, and meats, all prepared in season, as well as beers from both Cloudburst and Holy Mountain.
Here is the full press release from Lark, Cloudburst and Holy Mountain:
SEATTLE, April 25, 2017 – Lark is looking forward to hosting a special dinner with local breweries Cloudburst and Holy Mountain on Thursday, May 11, as part of Seattle’s Beer Week. Spring will be in full force, providing chef John Sundstrom with gorgeous fresh produce that will pair perfectly with the breweries’ seasonal and cask-aged beers.
The dinner is at 6pm, and is $130/person, including tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased here.
Dishes will include items like:
- Fried shishito peppers with hazelnut romesco sauce
- Smoked oysters with pumpernickel and malt vinegar mayonnaise
- Guinea hen croquette with Manchego fonduta and pimenton
- Neah Bay halibut with caramelized carrot, carrot kraut, and pretzel crumble
- Pink scallops with green curry, lime leaf, and nigella flatbread
- Kurobuto pork loin with birch syrup glaze and fermented turnips
And some of the beers on offer will be:
- Cloudburst’s Happy Little Clouds, Market Fresh Saison, and Dumpster Fire
- Holy Mountain’s Seer, Mango Table, and Midnight Still
- Plus plenty of surprises!
Seattle Beer Week is on from May 4 through 14, and more information can be found here: www.seattlebeerweek.com
Cloudburst is an experimental, creative brewery founded by Steve Luke in Seattle. It’s named for a sudden, unexpected rain shower—Luke wants his beers to catch people off guard, to surprise them with bright, bold, perhaps unfamiliar flavors. The taproom is located at 2116 Western Avenue, and more info can be found at www.cloudburstbrew.com.
Colin Lenfesty and Mike Murphy founded Holy Mountain Brewing in 2011, and after three years of recipe testing they began production in 2014 in their brewery and taproom in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle. Holy Mountain’s beers are influenced by the use of oak as well as the proximity to the Yakima Valley and its hops. Holy Mountain doesn’t offer any year-round beers, so there’s an ever-changing, exciting lineup of oak-aged beers as well as hop-forward, stainless-fermented ales and lagers. More info can be found at www.holymountainbrewing.com.
Opened in 2003, and relocated to the Central Agency Building in December of 2014, Lark is an artisan-focused restaurant in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Chef John Sundstrom, a James Beard Award-winner, is known for his intimate knowledge and deft use of the Northwest’s unique ingredients and has created the perfect place to celebrate the bounty of the region. The menu changes with the seasons, highlighting the best tastes available, and the elegant dining room won Restaurant Design of the Year at the Seattle Design Awards in 2015. Dinner is served daily from 5pm to 11pm. Weekend brunch is on from 10am to 2pm. There is additional seating and a raw bar on Lark’s mezzanine, lofted above the dining room, and Off The Record, a private event space, is located below. For more information and reservations, please call206.323.5275 or visit www.larkseattle.com.
Lark is located at 952 East Seneca Street in Seattle, Washington.
Even with the $130 price tag ($135.54 w/service fee) I’m sure tickets for this amazing event will go fast, so don’t delay. If you have any interest in attending, I suggest you purchase your tickets as soon as possible. I’d love to attend myself, but I need to check my schedule first. Maybe I’ll see you there.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.