September 9, 2010
Emeril Kicks Off the 2010 NFL Season with Tailgate Foods and Great Beers to Pair with Them
Posted by MSLO Blogger
The 2010 NFL season starts tonight, so Emeril kicked off his new season of Cooking with Emeril today by inviting Tribeca Grill Executive Chef Stephen Lewandowski and Birch&Barley/Churchkey Beer Director Greg Engert to talk about the best game day eats and the most interesting beers to pair with them.
The two chefs talked about making dishes like short rib pierogies, lamb sliders, shredded duck nachos, BBQ chicken and red onion pizza, and Creole fried chicken, then we tasted beers from Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Victory Brewing Company, Baladin, Schneider, and Nogne O that Greg selected to pair with more classic tailgate foods like pizza, wings, and chili. Check them out in the slideshow below...and geaux Saints!
1 Greg brought a selection of five beers that pair well with the popular tailgating foods. Think wings, chili, sliders, pizza...
2 Greg Engert (left) and Stephen Lewandowski are both supporters of the New York Giants, but I don't hold that against them. They may not know that the Eagles and the Saints are the greatest teams in football, but they do know a lot about food and beer.
3 Baladin's Issac is a smooth Italian witbier with aromas of banana, pear, and coriander. It makes an elegant apertif, or could pair well with fried chicken.
4 Victory Brewing of Dowingtown, PA makes a Festbier amber lager whose medium body, toasted malt, and earthy aromas make it a perfect pairing for sausages or sliders.
5 Nøgne Ø is a Norwegian brown ale with notes of coffee, smoke, caramel, and cocoa. It'd taste great with anything involving duck, spicy chili, or wings.
6 Baltimore's Stillwater Artisanal Ales makes its Stateside Saison in the Belgian style, resulting in a smooth, refreshing farmhouse ale that has citrus aromas reminiscent of a Sauvignon Blanc.
7 Bavarian brewery G. Schneider & Sohn has been making a dark wheat doppelbock called Aventinus since 1907. It has aromas of banana, clove, plum, raisin, and a sweetness that makes it a good partner for anything hot.
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