On Monday February 20th, Comal will welcome back head brewer and co-owner Alex Tweet from Fieldwork Brewing Company to feature a selection of small batch beers paired with dishes by Comal’s executive chef Matt Gandin. Fieldwork Brewing Company is a craft brewery founded in Berkeley, CA with a focus on exceptional, honest beer-making. The brewery was named to BeerAdvocate’s 2015 list of the “33 Best New Breweries in the United States.” Fieldwork’s brews are served in its Berkeley and Sacramento taprooms, as well as in craft beer-focused establishments throughout Northern California.
In a special twist, chef Gandin has created a menu based on common flavor profiles found in Fieldwork’s brews, and has requested that Fieldwork provide beers that best match his menu – a reverse pairing of sorts. The beers will be announced closer to the date so that Fieldwork can provide the best, freshest options to pair with each dish.
Like previous dinners, the Fieldwork beer dinner will be held in Abajo, Comal’s private dining room. Dining with Alex, guests will have the opportunity to speak with Fieldwork’s head brewer and hear the story behind each featured beer. This is the latest installment of the Abajo Dinner Series at Comal, a series of producer dinners that are collaborations between Comal’s kitchen and the featured vintner, brewer or distiller. Previous dinners have showcased Arnot-Roberts Wines, Wind Gap Wines, Bedrock Wine Co., Mezcal Vago, HenHouse Brewing Company, Fort Point Beer Company, and many others.
DATE/TIME: Monday, February 20th at 6:30 PM
PRICE: Tickets are $75 inclusive of food, beer and service charge
RESERVATIONS: Space is limited – to purchase tickets, follow this link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1417558
ADDRESS: Comal is located at 2020 Shattuck Avenue (at University Avenue) in Berkeley
Fieldwork Dinner Menu
(paired beers to be announced closer to the date)
Dungeness crab grapefruit, jicama, chile arbol
Roasted beet-habanero soup crema, toasted piñones
Flank steak guisado taco blood orange-pickled onion relish
Spinach-requesón tamal mole negro
Flan tradicional candied kumquats