Bavarian Inn Restaurant hosts 'Battle of the Booze'

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. - Michimich -- In a culinary clash that will pit California wines against Michigan craft beers, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant is hosting a "Beer vs. Wine Dinner" on Friday, April 22.

The gourmet evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes a five-course menu by Silver Plate Award Winner Chef Phil Fahrenbruch, accompanied by wines from the Wente Winery in Livermore, CA, and beers from the Oddside Brewery in Grand Haven, MI.

Guests will be treated to commentaries by beer expert Ryan Buchinger and wine connoisseur Julie Buchinger as they present their points as to why beer or wine is superior. This course-by-course competition will allow guests to cast their votes for the champion beverage.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant's beer and wine experience begins with a grilled apricot salad with rocket arugula, salmon and pistachios tossed in a honey ale vinaigrette. This will be accompanied by Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay and Oddside's Lemon Elderflower Hard Seltzer.

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The second course includes Korean duck tacos along with Wente's Angels Ink Monterey County Pinot Noir and Citra Pale from Oddsides.

A beef short rib stew will follow, served with Wente's Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon and Oddside's Beer Me (a classic American lager).

The main course will be coconut chicken curry served with a glass of Wente Vineyards Riverbank Riesling and Oddside's Karate in the Garage (a lactose New England IPA).

To complete the evening, tiramisu will be served with Blanchard Perez Organic Cava from Wente's and a Bourbon Barrel Aged Tiramisu Stout from Oddsides.

The cost for the evening is $100 per person and includes the meal, listed drinks and tax and gratuity. Reservations and prepayment are required. Visit to purchase tickets or call 989-652-9941.

Source: Bavarian Inn
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