Wildfire Holds Chesapeake Bay All Crab and Beer Dinner with John Shields
July 10, 2012 (Tue)
from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
McLean, VA 22102
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.
Maryland Blue Crabs
Hard shell crabs to be picked for fresh crab meatDC 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 veloutePort 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
Posted By: Bunny Polmer Public Relations