On tap at Brewer's Art beer dinner: heirloom grits
Last time Brewer's Art did a beer dinner, the menu included a wonder of molecular gastronomy called popcorn puree.
Something else unusual caught my eye on the menu for the Brewer's Art beer dinner coming up Wednesday: heirloom grits.
I can only assume they're grits made from some old variety of hominy, but even with all sorts of heirloom veggies in vogue, heirloom grits caught me by surprise.
The grits appear during the first of five courses, alongside a seared diver scallop, Hudson Valley foie gras and peach-habañero jam. That course gets washed down with Saison de Pècore.
Check out the full Brewer's Art beer dinner menu yourself.
Dinner is $55 per person.
Reservations can be made online or by calling (410) 547-6925. You must specify beer dinner if
you reserve online.
UPDATE: Just heard back from Volker Stewart of Brewer's Art, who filled me in on heirloom grits.
"They are just produced at an old mill in Tennessee," he e-mailed me. "A former chef of ours grew up there and they were his local grits producer (good childhood memory), and he got them to ship them up here to us! Best grits around."
You call it corn. We call it heirloom grits. Getty Images