Colorado beer pairing event set for Sept. 3 |

Colorado beer pairing event set for Sept. 3

VAIL, Colorado – Colorado is known for its outstanding selection of microbrews and Chef Richard Bailey is known for his focus on local, organic foods that deliver a global appeal. On Sept. 3 these two come together for an event in a fun atmosphere of tasting stations on the best deck in Vail. The Fitz Lounge will play host and the cost is $45 per person.

“Wine pairings are so much more common but Colorado microbrews offer some terrific complex flavors that are excellent when compared with certain foods,” says Chef Richard A. Bailey of Lord Gore Restaurant and The Fitz Lounge, both located at Manor Vail Lodge in Golden Peak in Vail.

The event kicks off with Colorado Native Beer paired with lamb chops with roasted pepper-tomato vinaigrette, then continues with Blue Moon paired with coriander seared ahi tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes and stir fried vegetables. The event then offers Boulder Single Track paired with jerk pork with mango salsa; followed by Mamas Little Yella Pils paired with rabbit rillet, pickled onions, cornichones and garlic crostinis. Finally, New Belgium Abbey Ale will be paired with chocolate-covered bacon.

Chef Bailey is a Sonoma, Calif., native who has earned his culinary chops in resort towns around the country, including Napa Valley, Sonoma and Sausalito, Calif., Nantucket, Mass., and now Vail.

Tickets for the event can be purchased by calling Manor Vail at 970-476-4959.

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