“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf
As stated on eatdrinkbham.com: Eat Drink Birmingham is a craft beer and food pairing experience. Guests enjoy unlimited samples of signature dishes from Birmingham restaurants that have been expertly-paired with a variety of excellent craft beers.
Overall, I LOVED EVERYTHING! There was nothing that was underwhelming about the various dishes. With that being said, here are my top 5 favorite dishes from Eat.Drink.Birmingham.
1. Crawfish Pasta – Homewood Gourmet As a pasta and seafood lover, this was one of my top favorite dishes served at the event. I was told that it is not “shown” on their regular menu, but you can request it at any time. Doesn’t hurt to ask, right?! 2. Filet Fricassee & White Chocolate Bread Pudding – Bellini’s The filet fricassee was also served with roasted corn, gorgonzola, fingerling potatoes, and a balsamic glaze. I ate the bread pudding so fast that I forgot to get a picture of it. That’s a clear indication of how good it was! 3. Parsnip Apple Bisque – DG Restaurant This dish was a foodie first for me and I wasn’t disappointed. 4. Peppered Pork with Mango Chutney – Jo Jo’s on Broadway 5. White Chocolate Bread Pudding w/Raspberry Coulis – Silvertron Café At this point, I’m sure you can tell that I’m a fan of bread pudding. If you’ve never had it, you have to stop by Silvertron one day soon! Some of my other favorites from this event were the shrimp and grits from Cosmos (only served during brunch on the weekends) and the bbq pork sliders from Bob Sykes (one of my childhood faves) I’m not really a big beer consumer, so Back Forty’s “Paw Paw Peach” made 1-5 in the category of “beer favorites”. It has a light taste and it is not “overly” fruity, therefore it does not lose its “beer flavor”.
Overall, I was satisfied with the execution of the event and I left with a happy tummy too!