May tasting dinners

Richmond is busy lately with tasting dinners. Here are two coming up that are sure to please.

Richmond is busy lately with tasting dinners. First up is Capital Ale House’s Flying Dog Beer Dinner with the brewer’s CEO, Jim Caruso (who is on Twitter @GonzoBeer).

Doors open at 6 pm on Thursday, May 20th. The dinner starts at 7 pm at the Downtown Richmond Music Hall and costs $60/person, including tax and gratuity. Free parking is available in the Lanier Deck on 6th and Cary Street.

Here’s the menu:

Woody Creek White Ale paired with bitter greens, exotic melon, toasted cashew, red onion with chili-honey vinaigrette

Raging Bitch Belgian IPA with rock shrimp ceviche with avocado butter and lemon-lime preserves

Double Dog Nitro Double Pale Ale served with grilled lamb loin, crispy lamb belly, harissa, mint oil, roasted asparagus or sorrel puree

Dog Schwartz Smoked Double Lager paired with smoked duck breast over aligot with morels and garlic chips

Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter and peanut brittle encrusted vanilla ice cream, liquid malt and coffee truffle

After dinner stay and watch the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Next week is the Food Not Bombs‘ 30th Anniversary Benefit Dinner at Café Gutenberg. On Monday, May 24, 50 seats are available for a five-course, vegan-friendly, mostly-local dinner brought to you by chef Jen Mindell, a longtime supporter of the organization. $28 includes your meal and any beer and wine pairings. All profits go to Food Not Bombs. Email or call 804-497-5000 to reserve your seat.

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Holly Gordon

Holly Gordon spends her days working with Richmond’s hearty nonprofit community and her nights singing in a community chorus. She loves her feminist book club, and is always distracted by shiny things.

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