chef sawyer at viking on thursday (beer dinner with garrett oliver)

In today’s Plain Dealer, Joe Crea did a short piece on Garrett Oliver, award-winning brewmaster and author. Crea briefly writes about Oliver’s itinerary while in town, including a beer dinner with Chef Jonathon Sawyer and several members of his Greenhouse Tavern team.

From the PD:

Pairing beer with food is a growing passion among foodies, and an upcoming visit by one of the nation’s foremost experts might increase your knowledge.

Garrett Oliver, award-winning brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery in New York and author of “The Brewmaster’s Table” (Ecco, 2003), will visit the area this week.

At 6 p.m. Thursday, chef-restaurateur Jonathon Sawyer of the soon-to-open Greenhouse Tavern will prepare a six-course meal paired with beer selections by Oliver at Viking Culinary Center at Legacy Village (24703 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst; 216-381-2100;

Dishes (from the Greenhouse menu) include chevre salad with roasted Ohio baby goat; sustainable black cod en papillote with artichokes and Cascades hop oil; and soft-serve ice cream with malted milk balls and chocolate stout. Oliver will speak about beer-food pairings. Admission is $100.
We’ll be there!

One Comment

  1. Chef's Widow
    Posted February 13, 2009 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    I love Jonathon Sawyer. He’s cute.