Scenes from Pairsine 2014

Twenty beers + 10 local chefs = great evening.

Pairsine-logo2Pairsine is the name given to both wine and beer pairing events that challenge local chefs to prepare dishes to go with winning adult beverages from prior competitions. Each of 10 participating chefs each got two winning beers and went to work. I’ve been a judge at both wine and beer events, and the most obvious difference in the food is that the wine version earns its subtitle, “Taste of Elegance” with chefs inspired to create sophisticated and beautifully presented dishes, while the beer version results in some fancy foods and some renditions of simpler pub dishes. From set-up through tastings to awards, Pairsine is a feast for the tastebuds. Here are some images.