There’s a couple things I learned at “#DCMash: Dinner with Friends at The Royal.” First, Brooklyn Brewery can throw a killer dinner and second, chef Andrew Gerson is a culinary wizard.
Brooklyn Brewery has been on an international tour, stopping at major cities like Stockholm, London, Paris, Chicago, and our very own DC. The theme is reimagining the basics of celebration, which entails four days of events: the meal, the beer festival, the bar crawl, and the concert.
With a theme of celebration, it was fitting that the DC portion of the tour started off with an intimate dinner that highlighted friendship and food. Guests were seated at communal tables and all plates were shared. By the end of the night, after nine plates and seven beer pairings, friendship was inevitable.
The food and beer was all fantastic. If Brooklyn Brewery is to ever bring their “Dinner with Friends” to DC again, I’ll be the first in line.
Here’s a look at the unique one-night-only menu:
Plates paired with Sorachi Ace and Yokai (Ghost Bottle: strong Belgian ale aged on sake lees).
Plates paired with Local 1 and Galahad (Ghost Bottle: Belgian tripel aged on cider lees).
Plates paired with K is for Kriek and The Discreet Charm of the Framboisie.
Plate paired with Black Ops.