In late February, RVB was asked to partner with Tag Restaurant in Denver for one of their 2012 Brewery Dinners. Each of the dinners features food from a local producer and carefully paired beers from a local brewery.
For our event, RVB was paired with Longmont’s Left Hand Brewery. The dinner consisted of five courses – two of which featured our beef. When I asked one of Tag’s chefs who helped prepare the dishes, what makes special dinners like this one so much fun, he said, “Because we get to think outside of the box and create items that aren’t normally found on typical menus.” Well, I quickly learned that Tag doesn’t EVER serve anything that can be labeled as “typical.” This was a great meal and each dish had its own unique flavor.
At the beginning of the meal, I introduced RVB to the guests and described our business philosophy of raising quality natural beef. Then, as each course was served, Left Hand staff presented a new beer pairing and gave an interesting background into each label’s flavor profile. I have to admit – having no real background or distinguished tasting abilities for beer, I left the evening much more knowledgeable and much more aware of craft beers.
Click here for more pictures of the dinner event – courtesy of Tag Restaurant.
I met some really nice people at the dinner and enjoyed sharing RVB’s story and vision for sourcing healthy ranch-direct beef. It was also great partnering with Chef Troy Guard and his outstanding staff.
My favorite quote of the night came at the end of the meal when Chef Guard came into the room to talk and get feedback on the meal. Amidst applause and on his way back into the kitchen, he turned and shouted (in front of everyone), “Todd, your beef kicked @*$!!”
I hope to be able to do it again soon! Keep posted…