Drink to the End of the World at The Light Horse: June 5

Unibroue Beer Dinner: June 5 7 p.m.

It’s a bit dramatic, right? Yes, but it could happen! Especially if you don’t go June 5th to The Light Horse Restaurant (715 King St. Alexandria, VA) for their beer dinner featuring pairings with the French Canadian brewery Unibroue, known for their outstanding, elegant Belgians and abbeys.

You won’t start of with their flagship, Fin du Monde, (French for The End of the World), the full bodied brew which has earned more medals and awards, including some of the world’s highest honors, than any other Canadian beer, but you’ll get there.

For just $55 per person (not including tax and gratuity), enjoy a 5-course dinner prepared by Light Horse executive chef, Adam Stein, each course expertly paired with a fine Unibroue brew.

Start of with the very aromatic and highly refreshing, Blanche de Chambly. Ladies prefer this brew, as it is to beer what champagne is to wine. It’s light, citrusy but never bitter. This magnificently smooth ale is perfect with salads and vegetables. It is perfectly paired with chef’s first dish of Boquerones, Fresh Tomato Sauce, Torn Herbs, Chilled Fettucini, and Gremolata.

Unibroue Beer Dinner Menu

First Course

Blanche de Chambly

Boquerones, Fresh Tomato Sauce, Torn Herbs, Chilled Fettucini, Gremolata

Second Course

Éphémère

Local Goat Cheese Tart, Late Spring Vegetables, Cider Vinaigrette

Third Course

Maudite (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)

Shrimp a la plancha, Hudson Valley Foie Gras Bisque, Kombu Gelee

Main Course

Braised Rabbit, Crème Fraiche, Dijon, Glazed Baby Carrots, and English Peas.

La Fin du Monde

Braised Rabbit, Crème Fraiche, Dijon, Glazed Baby Carrots, and English Peas.

With its perfect harmony of cereal flavors, bitterness, and high alcohol content, La Fin du Monde is a refined ale with subtle aromas. Its assertive flavors reveal a strong personality and a profound essence. It is paired well with Chef Stein’s main dish of Braised Rabbit, Crème Fraiche, Dijon, Glazed Baby Carrots, and English Peas.

Dessert Course

La Terrible (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)

Spiced Rum Bundt Cake, Dark Chocolate Ganache, Italian Meringue, Candied Peanuts

La Terrible (despite its name) has delicious brown sugar and maple notes, as well as, notes of plum, currant and raisin and toffee sweetness. Terriblé is truly a wonderful dessert in a glass, reminiscent of a French quarter praline. Bon Apetit!

To reserve your spot, please email GM, Dave: Lighthorseprivatedining@gmail.com

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