Competition is Brewing at H2 Kitchen + Bar
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver’s smokehouse restaurant hosts its inaugural
‘Battle of the Breweries’ dinner, March 22
Two decorated contenders in the BC craft beer scene will participate in a match of malty proportions at H2 Kitchen + Bar on Wednesday, March 22. Vancouver Island Brewing and Backcountry Brewing will go head-to-head for diners’ votes as they pair brews to complement hearty Southern-inspired dishes presented by Pitmaster and Restaurant Chef Homer Baisa.
Craft beer enthusiasts in attendance will be treated to a selection of 10 sample-sized craft beer pairings (one per brewery, per course). The interactive dining experience asks guests to declare who paired it best, and the winning brewery will be dubbed once the final course is completed.
The five-course lineup includes:
Smoked Cheddar + Bone Marrow Croquette
Smashed Cucumber Salad
spring peas, frisée, watercress, fennel, crispy pancetta, micro cilantro, crispy shallots, toasted seeds, Szechuan buttermilk emulsion, citrus vinaigrette
Beer Battered Oyster Mushroom
tartar sauce, pommes allumettes
Smoked Bone-In Pork Belly
honey BBQ-glazed, charred scallion verde, spiced peach coulis, sweet potato purée, spring succotash
Molten Chocolate Cake
coffee gelato, smoked candied pecans, salted caramel
The fun kicks off at 6:00pm and ends with a commemorative parting gift which includes brewery swag and gourmet goodies from H2 Kitchen + Bar.
Seats are limited, so hop to it: tickets are available on Tock for $68 per person.
About H2 Kitchen + Bar
H2 Kitchen + Bar at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver tests the boundaries of Southern-style cuisine with a focus on smokehouse favourites made better by a curated selection of bourbons, whiskeys and spirits. We know BBQ is serious business – slow and steady wins the race. Designed by Pitmaster Chef Homer Baisa, our evolving menu is an explosion of flavour, featuring delectable grilled and smoked new dishes, including brisket, smoked pork belly, pulled pork and side ribs. Experience our family-style comfort foods from our modern dining hall or expansive garden-side terrace overlooking the Coal Harbour Marina and the North Shore Mountains.
Media release and image provided by Laura Serena, Serena PR.