The Common Table's Pour Man's Beer Dinner

09.08.2015 by: Becca Kouser
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The Common Table is an Uptown classic, positioned just off Cedar Springs in a warm and cozy home. They're known for their large selection of craft beer, Skittles Sangria and tasty dishes. You may have stopped by before for dinner or a drink on the patio, but the best time to visit is Monday evenings. Every Monday, they offer a four-course dinner with beer pairings for a steal of $29. The best part is that each week the menu changes, so you're sure to have a new experience every week. 

French Onion Soup

Four courses seemed intimidating, so we made sure to arrive with a large appetite. The meal transitions from lighter to darker both in beers and courses. This week the menu was French themed and, though the beer may not have been French, we enjoyed the American spin on French cuisine. A divine cup of French Onion Soup paired with a Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith kicked off the feast. The soup was delicious and topped with melted cheese and toast. We loved the pairing of the Brown Ale, the notes of almond and hazelnut complementing the classic soup. 

Nicoise Salad

The second course was a Nicoise Salad paired with the Brauweisse, a hefeweizen ayinger. The salad had a generous portion of seared tuna on top of greens, tomatoes, a light oil dressing and hard-boiled egg. The light salad paired nicely with the floral Brauweisse pour.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

The main course was Chicken Cordon Bleu. We were thankful that they portioned out the main course to be a little lighter than a typical main dish. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, the chicken was filled with ham and melted Swiss cheese and topped with a cream sauce. This dish was paired with the Celebrator, a Dopplebock-Aylinger. The rich and malty ale worked well with the creamy chicken cordon bleu.

Creme Brulee Stout & French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

The ideal end to the night was served in the form of sweetness -- both the beer and the dessert! A Creme Brulee Stout, the beer itself could have satsified a sweet tooth. From Southern Tier Brewing, it was a delicious complement to the French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Coffee Creme Anglise. Common Table stated, "9 out of 10 spiritual leaders agree that you need this in your life." We definitely agree.

The Common Table is great any time, but next time you're looking for something a little different, the Pour Man's Beer Dinner is the cure for any Monday blues. Parking is scarce, so we suggest going straight to the valet, and if it's a cool evening, relax on the patio and try this indulgent worthy four-course meal.

{The Common Table's Official Website}

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