Wine or Beer? Hart House Restaurant Menu Courts Controversy

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Whether food goes better with beer or with wine has been a hotly debated topic at many a late-night dinner party.  Now Hart House at Deer Lake is joining the fray with its limited-time Grains vs Grapes menu, which is bound to bring out the passionate wine aficionado and the die-hard beer drinker at any table.  The four-course menu will be available from Friday, February 24 to Sunday, March 26, 2017.
Hart House’s Sommelier, Si Man Lee, loves both beer and wine, and he has chosen a special lineup to pair with the four-course menu.  With each course, guests will be able to choose either a beer crafted by award-winning New Westminster craft brewery Steel & Oak Brewing Co. or a premium wine from Moon Curser Vineyards in Osoyoos.
For extra fun, Hart House is running a contest for those who are prepared to “show their colours” – red, white, amber, et cetera – on social media.  Come in for dinner and select a wine or beer pairing with the Grains Versus Grapes menu, take a photo and post to Instagram (be sure to follow and mention in your post @harthouserest, @steelandoak and @mooncurservineyards) with a hashtag of either #beerisbest or #wineisfine for which you thought enhanced your dinner better. The most liked beer photo and wine photo will win gift baskets generously provided by Moon Curser and Steel & Oak.
Chef Mike Genest will prepare a menu that we can all agree looks absolutely delicious:
Smoked Sturgeon and Confit Potato Salad
Crispy Shallots, Dill, Pickled Mustard Seed, Celery Leaves, Radish, Crème Fraiche Dressing
Beer:  Steel & Oak Kataja Juniper Ale
Wine:  Moon Curser Arneis 2015
Roasted Duck “French Onion Soup”
Caramelized Spring Onions, Duck Consommé, Smoked Cheddar, Duck Confit, Garlic Chives
Beer:  Steel & Oak Dark Lager
Wine:  Moon Curser Tempranillo 2014
Braised Short Rib Cassoulet
Rattlesnake Beans, Thumb Carrots, Peas, Herbed Bread Crumb, Braising Jus
Beer:  Steel & Oak / Dageraad Brewing Collaboration “The Suburbs” IPA
Wine:  Moon Curser Malbec 2014
Stout Infused Sticky Toffee Pudding
Mission Figs, Vanilla Gelato
Reservations are available online here
Hart House Grains vs Grapes Menu
Friday, February 24 to Sunday, March 26, 2017
Menu $58 per person
Pairing $22 per person
Exclusive of taxes and gratuities
Menu & wines are subject to change
Hart House Restaurant at Deer Lake
6664 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
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