Not only did Chef Araujo of Civic Kitchen & Drink and Chef Nemeroff of B.T.’s Smokehouse loop themselves into a captivating dichotomy during their recent collaboration, but Wormtown Brewery likewise found itself along for the thrilling ride.
The pork used in BirchTree Bread’s ramen dish had been fed on Honest Weight’s spent grain, a byproduct of the brewing process, for close to a year. Served alongside Honest Weight’s multi-grain stout, this ramen pairing took symbiosis to astounding heights.
Rob Fecteau of BirchTree Bread Co. collaborated this month with 3Cross Brewery also of Worcester. The dinner was the second (Wormtown was first, Flying Dreams is next) in the monthly series BirchTree hosts the first Thursday of every month with a brewery.
We suggest The Fix’s Crunchy Burger – a grass-fed grind served with fried prosciutto, parmesan crisp, potato chips, mustard pickles, lettuce, and garlic mayo on a sesame seed bun. Match strength with strength by pairing it with a Belgian Strong Pale like Duvel. Duvel’s pronounced malt character and slight bitterness cut through the rich burger to refresh the palate with each and every sip.
As Pow!Wow! Worcester overtakes the city, it’s bringing the food and drink scene along with it. The Boynton’s Chris Quercia is just one of ten bartenders who has designed a drink based on a work of art and he’s paring it with the meat and cheese board.
When it comes to Four Star Farms, it’s best to let the land do the pairing; Armsby Abbey will show you how this works. Both Honest Weight and Brick and Feather benefit from Four Star Farm’s plentiful harvest, making them natural pairings for dishes like Armsby Abbey’s Pappardelle.