Grapes, grains... can't we all just get along? Well, apparently not, because the two fermented drinks are going head to head for a dinner event at Proper (300 E. Congress St.) on Monday, Nov. 16. While local brewery Iron John's will be providing the competing beer, Sam Pillsbury Winery of Cottonwood has the wine covered.
The specific beers and wines to be served at the dinner are yet to be announced, but Proper chef Kris Vrolijk has his three courses hammered out already. His menu for the night is characteristically packed with seasonal veggies and will include:
1- Grilled persimmon salad, glazed pecan, radicchio, shaved fennel, Black Mesa Ranch chèvre
2- Roasted chicken breast, grilled delicata squash, collard greens, chanterelle mushrooms
3- Yuzu creme brûlée, huckleberries
Proper's Wine versus Beer Dinner kicks off at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17. The event is $40 per person. You can make reservations for the dinner by calling the restaurant at 396-3357.