Local chefs gathered at the Tomlinson Tap Room at the Indianapolis City Market Monday night to find out which beers they would be using as a beer/food pairing for the Dec. 13 12 Chefs of Christmas event.
New this year are Flat 12’s Pear Tree Saison, Figgy Pudding Belgian Dark Strong, Starfruit f Bethlehem, PA Wit and Sugar Plum Stout. This year, chefs not only chose a beer but also a type of dish — whether meat, fish, vegetable or dessert.
Here are the beers, chefs and types of dishes that attendees can expect — keeping in mind, of course, that the chefs are allowed to swap the type of dish they drew, although they must keep the beer that was drawn.
Glazed Ham Porter/Craig Mariutto of Shoefly Public House/dessert
Juniper IPA/Ricky Hatfield of Peterson’s/vegetarian
Chocolate Mint Porter/Carlos Salazar of Rook/dessert
Snickerdoodle Blonde/Craig Baker of The Local and Plow & Anchor/dessert
Cocoa Beware Milk Stout/Andrew Whitmoyer of Thunderbird/vegetarian
Pear Tree Saison/Valerie Vanderpool of Zest/fish
Wholey Ghost Porter/Tyler Herald of Patachou Inc. & Napolese Pizzeria/meat
Figgy Pudding Belgian Dark Strong/Brad Gates of The Pantry & Brad Gates Catering/vegetarian
Starfruit of Bethlehem, PA Wit/Nitin Naidu of Spice Box/fish
Chocolate Orange Porter/Alan Sternberg & Pete Schmutte of Cerulean/meat
Sugar Plum Stout/Jonathan Brooks of Milktooth/meat
Grandpa’s Glazed Ham Porter/Cindy & Roger Hawkins of Circle City Sweets & Circle City Soups/fish
General admission tickets for the event, which are available online, are $75 through Nov. 24, while early VIP tickets are $100; designated driver tickets are $50. Tickets increase in price after Nov. 24. — Jolene Ketzenberger