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Cider Dinner

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 • 6pm

Howells & Hood
435 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

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Join Howells & Hood and six cider breweries at 6pm on July 23rd for a Midsummer BBQ Cider Dinner. Learn about the cider making process and what foods pair best with ciders. The dinner will kick-off with an exclusive firkin tapping by Vander Mill Ciders.

Cider Dinner | Beer Dinner | Outdoor BBQ patio dinner

Enjoy a generous family-style dinner including passed appetizers and dessert. Each menu item is paired with a cider by one of the six guest breweries. See menu and pairings below.

Tickets are priced at $50 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 312-262-5310.

All ticket holders will be held to the 48-hour cancellation policy. 



First Passed Hors d’oeuvres & Ciders

Veal Bratwurst - Worcestershire braised onions, cider mustard

Original Sin Hard Cider 6.0% ABV - dry traditional cider, fermented with two types of Champagne yeast

*Firkin Tapping: Vander Mill Ciders Michigan Wit 6.8% ABV - dry cider made with Belgian ale yeast, and spiced with orange peel and coriander


Second Passed Hos d ’Oeuvres & Ciders

Grilled Lobster Roll - vanilla bean yogurt, pickled pear, chervil, New England roll

Wyder's Hard Cider Reposado Pear 6.9% ABV - pear cider aged in tequila barrels infused with smooth subtle oak laden tequila notes

Third Passed Hos d ’Oeuvres & Ciders

Achiote Quail Taco - Serrano cherry jam, cabbage, radish, cilantro

Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Anthem Cherry 6.2% ABV - tart, dry cider crafted from a blend of fresh pressed apples and finished with the juice of Oregon cherries


First Family Style Course

Slagel Farms Porchetta - charred corn, baked beans

J.K.'s Scrumpy Farmhouse Organic Hard Cider 6.0% ABV - smooth cider fermented naturally in small artisanal batches of a proprietary blend of organic apples grown at Koan Family Orchards in Michigan


Second Family Style Course

60 Day Dry-Aged Ribeye - crème fraiche, poached fingerling potatoes, grilled radicchio

Woodchuck Hard Cider Barrel Select 6.9% ABV - ultra-limited cider crafted in small batches for a rare taste of sweet, crisp apple cider combined with smoky, dry bourbon flavors


Passed Dessert Course

Grilled Peach Melba - huckleberry, spiced Marcona almond, Bria’s ice cream

Vander Mill Ciders Ginger Peach 6.9% ABV - refreshing, spicy, semi-sweet cider blended with peach and ginger juice