Parents: it’s time to take a break and treat yourselves to a unique brew-paired dinner menu available now through September 15, 2019. My husband and I experienced an exquisite meal, with each course matched to the beer complementing it the most. Courier Restaurant in Denver has partnered with Odell Brewing Company for the third iteration of its beer partner series.
The special menu is a summer-inspired medley of locally sourced foods. It features a tasty and slightly spicy Green Papaya Salad with delicious seared-to-perfection Ahi tuna crusted with black and white sesame seeds to start, smoked pork ribs that fall off the bone as the main dish, and a sweet dessert of peaches and creamy mascarpone that reminded us of crème fraiche.
“We’re proud to offer our customers fresh and locally sustainable foods along with Colorado peaches, which are featured in our brew-paired menu for dessert,” said Chef Andrew Romero.
The Green Papaya Salad paired nicely with a slightly fruited yet sweet and sour Odell beer, followed by Odell’s 99 Shilling, its smooth and complex flagship beer. Its distinct burnished copper color and a deeply pleasant aroma beautifully complemented the Adobo smoked pork ribs. With the Peach Pool dessert, we were served Cloud Catcher, a New England-style IPA with a hazy, smooth taste that included notes of light citrus and peach, delighting our taste buds with its velvety texture.
In its elegant and understated atmosphere with lots of natural light and a modern feel, Courier Restaurant is a sophisticated and peaceful place where we could easily chat and enjoy attentive, informed service.
One of the restaurant’s team members urged us to make the most of the aromatic flavors of each beer by inhaling through the nose for three seconds, then exhaling through the mouth for three seconds. We tried that, and our olfactory senses came to life, magnifying the flavors on our palates.
To view the Odell Beer Pairing Menu at Courier Restaurant in Denver, visit: Courier Odell Beer Pairing Menu through September 14th. Courier Restaurant is located at 1750 Welton Street, Denver 80202. Call 303-603-4171.