Oct. 18: Eating House’s First Beer Tasting Dinner

Five fruit-forward Golden Road Brewing beers are the inspiration for Eating House Kapolei’s first beer dinner, on Thursday, October 18.

What: One-Night-Only Four-Course Dinner With Beer Pairings
When: Thursday, October 18
Where: Eating House 1849 at Kapolei Commons
Reservations: $65 per person, call 808-447-1849

Golden Road, based in Los Angeles, specializes in beers made for drinking in a warm and sunny climate.

Their beers aren’t traditional, but that makes sense given that traditional beer styles come from Northern Europe. A thick, boozy porter is ideal held with gloves inside a ski hut, less so with sandy hands at the beach.

Fruit-forward, crushable beers like Golden Road’s are ideal for Hawaiʻi’s climate. Eating House executive chef Isaiah Badua is pairing them with original dishes featuring Hawaiʻi-grown ingredients.

SPOILER ALERT: If you want to be surprised by the menu, just call 808-447-1849 and make your reservation now. If you want to learn a little more, read on.

The four-course menu will pair Golden Road beers with gourmet, Hawaiʻi Regional Cuisine preparations. The five beers featured:

  • Pineapple Cart
  • Mango Cart
  • Balboa Blonde (strong pomegranate flavor)
  • Wolf Pup Session IPA (tropical and citrus taste)
  • Melon Cart

The dishes will include:
Poisson cru: The Tahitian version of poke. Chef Badua’s preparation will include paʻiʻai, a.k.a.pounded taro root.

Pork belly from Waiʻanae’s Pono Pork: Chef Badua will serve the pork belly, his all-time favorite, cooked atop an arugula and butter lettuce salad.

Grilled Lamb: Chef is using lamb from Colorado, which he says has a smoother, less gamey flavor than lamb from Australia and New Zealand.

The dinner is Thursday, October 18, at 6pm. Tickets are $65/person. To reserve your plate, call 808-447-1849.