Canadian Beer News is pleased to present the CANADIAN BEER NEWS DINNER SERIES, an ongoing series of dinners that will bring together some of Canada's top breweries and beer importers with outstanding chefs and restaurants to create unique and exciting beer and food pairing experiences.
For our first dinner, we'll be matching the all-natural organic beers of BEAU'S BREWING with a gourmet vegan meal prepared by CHEF DOUG McNISH, and enjoying it in the luxurious surroundings of THE WINDSOR ARMS HOTEL.
Each course, as well as the hors d'oeuvres at the welcome reception, will be paired with beers presented by Beau's co-founder Steve Beauchesne - including rarities from the brewery's "Wild Oats Series" and "Greener Futures Bourbon Barrel Aged Series" - and Chef McNish's healthy, hearty and beer-friendly creations will show us that there is much more to vegan food than tofu and sprouts.
Canadian Beer News Dinner #1: Beau's Brewing & Chef Doug McNish
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
The Windsor Arms Hotel
18 Saint Thomas Street, Toronto
6:30 PM - Reception with passed hors d'oeuvre & beer pairing
7:15 PM - 4-course Dinner with beer pairings
$95 per person including all taxes and gratuities
Beau's All Natural Brewing (http://www.beaus.ca) is a family-run and totally DIY beer company based in Vankleek Hill, a small town about an hour east of Ottawa. They brew interesting, award winning, tasty beers using the highest quality, all natural ingredients like certified organic hops & malts and local spring water. Best known for their flagship brand, Lug-Tread Lagered Ale, they also brew a number of seasonal and one-off beers, and are well-known for their support of charitable initiatives in their local community and beyond.
Doug McNish (http://www.dougmcnish.com) is one of the foremost vegan/raw food chefs in the world. After losing 100 pounds on a plant based diet, he decided to change his career path and become a professional vegan chef. He is a Consulting Chef at The Windsor Arms where he has developed vegan options for the hotel's dinner and brunch menus. Doug is a contributor to health and wellness websites and various magazines, has been broadcast on both local and national television, and is currently writing a raw food cookbook to be published in March 2012.
Consecutively voted the #1 hotel in Toronto by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, the Windsor Arms Hotel (http://www.windsorarmshotel.com) is nestled on a quiet street ideally located just steps away from Yorkville, the heart of Toronto's most fashionable shopping and entertainment district. An aura of warmth, discreet luxury, and the latest technology combined with our exceptional level of service makes Windsor Arms Toronto's most luxurious boutique hotel. The Windsor Arms is host to the Courtyard Cafe - open for Sunday brunch and special events; Prime Steakhouse - open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; the Tea Room for traditional afternoon tea; and Lounge 22 for tapas and cocktails.
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Windsor Arms Hotel
Consecutively voted the #1 hotel in Toronto by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, the Windsor Arms Hotel is nestled on a quiet street ideally located just steps away from Yorkville, the heart of Toronto's most fashionable shopping and entertainment district.