5 Napkin Burger – Craft Beer Dinner SeriesSeptember 1, 2011
Craft Beer, Expertly Crafted Cuisine
5 Napkin Burger Announces Second-Annual
Beer and Bourbon Dinner Series
Astoria, NY (August 29, 2011) – Kicking off Craft Beer Week early, 5 Napkin Burger (35-01 36th Street @ 35th Avenue; 718.433.2727) is excited to announce the second installment of their annual Beer and Bourbon Dinner Series featuring breweries Breckenridge (September 8), Kelso (October 6), and Cape Ann (October 20).
Each dinner will begin with an informal cocktail reception where guests will get the opportunity to mingle with the brewers themselves and dine on a host of small bites, from 5 Napkin’s signature appetizers to specialty plates that Chef Andy D’Amico will prepare just for that night featuring the beers. Following the reception, diners will enjoy a seated two-course meal expertly crafted to ensure that each forkful of food and sip of savory suds complement one another perfectly. Guests experience a total of seven beers over the course of the evening. Brewers will even be on hand showcasing rare beers unavailable to the general public.
Menu highlights from the first dinner of the series include three appetizers each infused with a unique Breckenridge brew: Fried Green Tomato with agave wheat gastrique, Petite Muscle and Endive Salad with I.P.A. dressing, and Rarebit Fondue served with toasted pretzel bread made with Breckenridge Avalanche Amber. Other appetizers include 5NB favorites like Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip crostini, Pork Taquitos prepared with queso fresco, sour cream and salsa, and Deep Fried Pickles and Pastrami with sauerkraut and mustard oil. For the main course, choose between the burger that started it all, the Original 5 Napkin Burger made with 10 oz. of fresh ground chuck, gruyere cheese, caramelized onion, rosemary aioli or the Italian Turkey Burger made with melted mozzarella, spicy tomato sauce, vinegar peppers and a sesame egg roll. For dessert, Chef Andy prepares house-made Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Porter Icing. Menus for the other two dinners in the series will be similarly tailored to complement the beers of each brewery.
Attend all three dinners for $135 per person, two for $110, or one for $60. Tax and gratuity are included. To purchase tickets, visit www.5napkinburger.eventbrite.com.
About 5 Napkin Burger:
5 Napkin Burger’s story began in 2003 at Simon Oren and Andy D’Amico’s breakout Upper West Side hit, Nice Matin. Chef D’Amico’s “5 Napkin Burger” was so popular it became clear that it deserved a turn in the spotlight. Together with partner Robert Guarino, they set out to carve a new niche by creating an upscale American restaurant that uses the burger as its starting point. In 2008, the first 5 Napkin Burger opened in Hell’s Kitchen and in early 2010, 5 Napkin Burger returned to its Upper West Side roots with the opening of its second location on 84th and Broadway. The third location opened on a prime corner in Astoria, Queens in June, 2010. In 2011, 5 Napkin Burger expanded outside of New York City with new locations in Boston, Miami and most recently Atlanta.
About Breckenridge (9.8.2011 at 7:30 p.m):
In just over 21 years, Breckenridge Brewery has grown from a modest brewpub on the slopes of Breckenridge to a major craft beer powerhouse out of Colorado. Built off of the success of session beers, Breckenridge is evolving with the times, straddling their past with well-crafted ales like the Avalanche Amber as well as flexing their innovation and brewing prowess with the likes of Agave Wheat, Vanilla Porter, and their small batch series. Join us as we showcase the beers that helped shape Colorado’s craft scene, and are continuing to build the state’s craft brewing legacy.
About Kelso (10.6.2011 at 7:30 p.m.):
The name “Kelso” is an amalgamation of the brewmaster’s name, Kelly Taylor, and that of his wife, Sonya Giacobbe. It was their goal to create flavorful, fresh and easy-drinking beers for the people of Brooklyn and greater New York City. Since inception, they have met scores of people who have an association with the name Kelso. Kelso now brews three year-round beers available in select NYC establishments and a selection of small-batch seasonals.
About Cape Ann (10.20.2011 at 7:30 p.m.):
Cape Ann Brewing Company is an award-winning, family-owned microbrewery in the heart of downtown Gloucester on Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Beer whose bold flavor and character reflects the spirit and courage of the sailors of the North Atlantic fishing fleet, Fisherman’s is a tribute to hard work and a salute to friendships that endure. Cape Ann brews include Fisherman’s I.P.A., Fisherman’s Brew, and gold medal winner, Fisherman’s Ale.
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