Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas Eve menu 2015

Adult Cheese plate with figs and fresh fruit
Pettole - anchovy, locatelli
Clams Casino
Fried smelt
Smoked Salmon
Baccala with potatoes/onions
Grilled Shrimp
Grilled Pompano with Lime

Mike's seafood pasta (crab, clams, anchovy)

Mini hot dogs
cheese plate

Tammy cookies 
Cream wafers
Cherry chocolate kiss
Blueberry cheesecake
Cherry cheese cake
Pumpkin Log

Christmas Eve Tap list 2015

Here is the Christmas Eve tap list:
“Nollaig shona duit”
That’s how to say “Merry Christmas” in the Irish.
Thank you for coming to our house to celebrate Christmas Eve.
Here is what is on tap for 2015:

German Vienna Lager: 5% ABV
Gem├╝tlichkeit is a German saying that describes the good feeling of the holidays. German Vienna is a light colored and malty German lager. Hopefully you experience this feeling here tonight.

Mrs. Claus’ Secret
American Pale Ale: 5% ABV
What makes Mr. Claus so jolly? What indeed.
This blonde ale is a hoppy, light colored beer that boasts plenty of aroma from American hops. Her secret is late kettle hops to make the beer flavorful and not bitter. Columbus, Apollo, Simcoe, Cascade is the hop blend.

American Stout: 5% ABV
If Santa drinks a few of these he most certainly could get himself into trouble.  This dark roasty beer has notes of chocolate and caramel.
Pull the tap forward to fill glass. Let the beer settle for a minute or two and then push the tap backward for a creamy head.

Le Chevelle est levee
French/Belgian Saison : 6% ABV
A little play on words for our good friend Michael’s favorite toy.
Saison is fruity and spicy ale that is flavor driven by the special yeast that makes it.  See if you can figure the underlying flavors as well as the inspiration for this beer’s name. Hint on the name – One of Cosmo’s friends

Wild Elf
American Wild Ale: 5.2% ABV
Ale made with real wild elf. Aged on black and red currants from the garden along with various wild cultures from a Michigan brewery.

Jamison Cask Ale: 3.5% ABV

Low alcohol easy drinking cask ale for the cook.