Arami’s Chefs de Cuisine Ajay Popli and Nelson Vinansaca have designed a five course menu that draws inspiration from Forbidden Root’s current brews, five of which will be paired to each dish. Forbidden Root’s unique botanical brewery methods use all natural ingredients, including herbs, spices, barks, roots, honeys, stems, seeds, nuts, vanilla bean and cacao beans. They’ve been one of my favorite newcomers to Chicago in the past couple of years, and I love seeing such food-friendly beers end up at a dinner at one of my favorite restaurants.
First: Scallop Crudo paired with Wildflower Pale Ale
Second: Chef’s Choice Nigiri/Sashimi paired with Sublime Ginger Wheat Ale
Third: Buta No Kakuni Soy Dashi Braised Pork Belly paired with Forbidden Root’s flagship, Forbidden Root
Fourth: Roasted Rabbit Loin Glazed Carrot, Maitake paired with Shady Character Porter
Fifth: Dark Chocolate Macaroon, Plum Sorbet paired with Heavy Petal Imperial Stout
Thursday, June 11, 7:00 p.m.
$70, purchase tickets here.