Jackson 20 Celebrates Oktoberfest with Craft Canned Beer Dinner
What:In honor of Oktoberfest, Jackson 20 will host a five-course canned beer dinner featuring a selection of craft canned beers and a special menu of seasonal dishes by Executive Chef Brian McPherson. The five-course menu will showcase the harvest, using fresh herbs and vegetables from the restaurant’s rooftop garden, as well as seasonal comforts such as chicken liver PB&J, and cocoa butter basted Muscovy duck breast.
Josef Fritz from Hop & Wine Beverage will lead guests through paired tastings of craft canned beers from independent breweries such as Oskar Blues Brewery in Boulder, CO, and 21st Amendment in San Francisco, CA. During this educational evening, guests will be encouraged to ask questions of Fritz and McPherson, and join in a lively discussion about the food and the beers. Jackson 20 has one of the largest canned beer menus in the area, featuring over 16 craft canned beers, five “working man’s canned beer” and three 16 oz. cans.
Ham and Cheese Croquettes
Beer pairing: Miller High Life
Local Golden Beets, Pickled Mushroom Soubise, Sage Beignet
Beer pairing: Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Oskar Blues Brewery, Boulder, CO
Pastured Chicken Liver PB & J, Toast
Beer pairing: Avery Brewing IPA, Avery Brewing Company, Boulder, CO
Ventrèche-wrapped Monkfish, Farro, Early Pumpkin, Kale, Bitter American Beer Gastrique
Beer pairing: Bitter American Extra Pale Ale, 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA
Cocoa Butter Basted Muscovy Duck Breast, Smoked Duck Sausage, Savoy Cabbage, Black Mission Figs, Coffee BBQ
Beer pairing: Ellie’s Brown Ale, Avery Brewing Company, Boulder, CO
Preserved Summer Watermelon Shrub, Gelato, Pickled Watermelon Rind
Beer pairing: Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer, 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $55 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations and more information contact Jackson 20 at 703.842.2790.
480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. TEL: 703.842.2790 www.jackson20.com or www.facebook.com/Jackson20
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ABOUT JACKSON 20
In the twenty-first century, Jackson 20 offers a sense of history and a delicious addition within a contemporary place that suitably fits Old Town Alexandria's historic past. Adjacent to Hotel Monaco Alexandria, Jackson 20, taking its name from President Andrew Jackson and his visage on the $20 bill, is a 125-seat Modern American tavern with a warm and bustling ambiance designed with clean, simple lines that embrace reclaimed brick, stone, leather and wood. Jackson 20 also features seasonal café-style seating along King Street where diners can enjoy the charms of Old Town Alexandria. Chef Brian McPherson’s menu features regional American cuisine with a ‘southern accent’ utilizing ingredients sourced from local waters and nearby farms. Dishes are complemented by a strong American wine list and a bevy of creative cocktails. Jackson 20 is located at 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA. 22314. The restaurant is open Monday to Thursday: 7:00am to 10:30pm; Friday and Saturday: 7:00am to 11:00pm; Sunday 8:00am to 9:30pm. For more information and to make reservations, call 703-842-2790 or visit www.jackson20.com or www.opentable.com.