Wildfire Holds Chesapeake Bay All Crab and Beer Dinner with John Shields

July 10, 2012 (Tue) from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Wildfire
1714 U International Drive, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor
McLean, VA 22102

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Cost: $50/pp plus tax and gratuity

Food     Beer    

CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT WILDFIRE WITH A CHESAPEAKE BAY ALL CRAB AND BEER DINNER FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER JOHN SHIELDS

 

McLean, VA, June 2012… Join us at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, McLean, VA, for an evening with John Shields, author of Chesapeake Bay Cooking, host of the PBS series Coastal Cooking, and owner of the renowned Gertrude’s in Baltimore, as he shares his passion for the Chesapeake region and its outstanding cuisine.

A highlight of the evening will include the opportunity to work alongside John as he guides guests through the technique of opening their own steamed Maryland Blue Crab.  Shields will also offer tips on selecting and cooking the different parts of the Chesapeake’s legendary crustacean. The crab picking will be followed by three more courses created and prepared by Executive Chef Eddie Ishaq, showcasing crab in a variety of uses, each paired with a local beer to complement the dish.

This event will be held at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, McLean, VA on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  For more information and to view the menu, visit wildfirerestaurant.com/beer-dinners. To make a reservation, please call Elissa or Amanda at (703) 442-9110.

 

--Reception --

Maryland  Blue Crabs

Hard shell crabs to be picked for fresh crab meat

DC Brau The Citizen Belgian-Style Pale, Washington, DC

 

--First Course --

Spicy Maryland Crab Dip

fresh crab meat, old bay seasoning, cheddar cheese, garlic toast points

&

Jumbo Lump Crab Salad

bibb lettuce, red pepper, red onion, old bay seasoning, celery

Lost Rhino New River Pale Ale, Ashburn, VA

 

-- Second Course --

Pan Seared Halibut Filet

sautéed spinach, crab veloute

Port City Brewing Company Optimal Wit, Alexandria, VA

 

-- Dessert --

Local Fresh Peach Cobbler

streusel topping, vanilla bean ice cream

Flying Dog Brewery Woody Creek White, Frederick, MD