I’m going to start off by saying, I’m not really much of a beer drinker. I love wine, I’ll enjoy the occasional cocktail, and I’ve started sipping cider, but I’m still not a beer lover. That said, this vegetarian beer dinner was the perfect opportunity for me to sample a variety of brews, and get more familiar with food pairings. The fact that it was a vegetarian dinner was an amazing bonus. I forgot how awesome it is to be able to enjoy exactly what everyone else is having!
Thank you, Lauren, for hosting all of us!
Here’s a snapshot of the amazing vegetarian spread we enjoyed:
From top to bottom: (Links will take you to the original recipe, a similar recipe, or the cookbook it came from)
- Sarah’s Apple Fennel Skewers
- Paul’s Feta & Beet Salad
- Bob’s Cheesy Polenta
- Lauren’s Baked chickpea cakes
- Adrienne’s Shannon’s Vegan Brownies
My favorite drink of the night was technically not a beer, but the Potter’s Cider was so good, we allowed it anyway 😉 I adored Adrienne’s Samosas and she made it sound like it was simple enough that I could recreate these! They were filled with so many delicious spices and vegetables, I loved them. I’ll definitely be trying those sometime this week.
The night was filled with such good food, but also wonderful company. It was great eating with old friends and new friends and laughing about everything from vegan food to hashtags (#rvavegbeerdinner). Food always tastes better with great people, and it didn’t take long for our hashtag to start trending 😉