Sunday, November 1, 2009

Long Table Series - Round 3

Last Wednesday was my 3rd visit to the Long Table Series. The menu item on that day was Roast Suckling Pig with Apple-Rosemary Sauce, Braised Cabbage and Mashed Potatoes. Pint of Orchard Hill Cider - all for $15.00. I've blogged about the Long Table Series a couple of times in my previous posts, so I'm just going to get right down to business and run down the beverages that I had that night.

As I waited for the crew to arrive, I started off with a Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale (Seattle, WA) (6.5% ABV). It was my first time having a scotch ale. It's a ruby coloured ale that had a malty, mild smokiness and sweet caramel taste followed with a touch of bitterness. Considering it is a scotch ale, it didn't have an overpowering smoky scotch flavour as I would have expected. Overall, I enjoyed this one. Great sipping beer.

Next, I had the Kronenbourg 1664 (France) (5% ABV) on tap. It's France's #1 selling beer and the UK's second biggest premium selling lager. It's a very light, fruity beer with lots of bubbles. It had a hint of white grape flavour and a dry finish. Very refreshing.

It was time to sit at the table for dinner and we were served the Orchard Hill Cider (Oliver, BC) (7% ABV). Made from real apples, not from concentrate. Sweet with a crisp apple flavour. I am not a fan of ciders and it would not be my drink of choice, but this one was good to sip on with my dinner.

This was my last Long Table Series of the year. I'll be waiting for the next announcement dates. I am going to book more of these the next time around.