The end of September will be me heading just south of the Ontario border for Buffalo Beer Week, where it will be my honour to host not one, but two consecutive events.
First up, on Tuesday, September 29, I’ll be teaming with winemaker Jonathan Oakes of Leonard Oakes Winery and Chef Jim Guarino to host a dinner called ‘Vines & Bines’ at Jim’s stellar seafood restaurant, Oshun. We’ll be serving six remarkable courses, each one partnered with both a wine and a beer, but this isn’t going to be any kind of ‘he said wine, he said beer’ sort of thing – we’re celebrating both beverages and how well they pair with Oshun’s delectable cuisine.
More information is available on the Buffalo Beer Week website and tickets may be booked by calling 716-848-4500.
The next night, Wednesday, September 30, I’ll be installed at the Pizza Plant Italian Pub on Transit Road in Williamsville hosting not one, but three tasting sessions of rare, esoteric and remarkable beers from all around the world. Each tasting will cover four beers and last for one hour, with a new set of beers lined up for the next one.
The first tasting starts at 6:00 and tickets are available for all three through the Pizza Plant.