Event Date Oct. 20-26, 2014

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 The Great Match

Date:          Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time:          6:00 - 9:00 pm
Price:         $100 per person in advance
Location:    George R. Brown Convention Center Hall A3




Event Summary


Houston's top culinary talent will shine in the spotlight at a foodie loving tasting experience where each Chef's brew-inspired dish will be paired with a craft beer. Culinary creations and award winning craft beers bring the perfect pairing at this great event. Renowned chefs Michael Cordua of Cordua Restaurants, Randy Evans of Southern Son Catering and Robert DelGrande of SDG Restaurant Group are delighted to bring some of the biggest names in Houston to the George R. Brown to showcase their talent and creativity through an exquisite dish with a perfect pairing. 


Michael Cordua
Restaurateur/Owner
Cordua Restaurants
Houston, TX 
   
Robert DelGrande
Owner/Chef
SDG Restaurant Group
Houston, TX
   
Randy Evans
Chef
Southern Son Catering
Houston, TX


ALL GUESTS MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE ON DAY OF EVENT TO ENTER.
NO SMALL CHILDREN OR STROLLERS WILL BE ADMITTED.





 Purchase Tickets

The Great Match Ticket Includes:
  • Sampling of up to 40 craft beer and culinary creation pairings
  • Souvenir sampling mug
  • One sampling card good for 24 once ounce samples of beer and 24 food samples
  • Chance to meet special beer experts


  Chris Spradley | 6:30 - 7:15 pm & 8:00 - 8:45 pm
   Host of Destination Beer

  
Chris Spradley 2010 Finalist, Master Chef on Fox
  with Gordon Ramsay; Co-host of "What's On tap Radio",
  Sundays 3:00 pm on 950AM in Houston (also on
  iHeartRadio) and Host of Destination Beer
  (www.DestinationBeerShow.com) will explore how to pair
  beer and food at home

 

2014 Participating Restaurants and Chefs


David Guerrero
Executive Chef
Andes Cafe
Houston, Texas


Serving Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche, served with sliced plantains and toasted corn paired with Flying Dog Brewery Bloodline Blood Orange Ale




Ed DeLaGarza
Chef
Aramark
Houston, Texas


Serving Brine Turkey Hot Wings paired with Mendocino Brewery Pumpkin Ale

Serving Boneless Beef Short Ribs braised in Mendocino Brewery Imperial Barley Wine Ale

Serving Biscoff Spread in a Waffle Bowl paired with Mendocino Brewery Imperial Stout





Tim Andrews
Executive Chef
BRC Gastropub
Houston, Texas


Serving Wookey Jack braised beef belly with cheddar biscuit and pickled brussel sprouts paired with Firestone Walker Brewing Wookey Jack






Carmelo Mauro
Master Chef
Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano
Houston, Texas


Serving Spicy Veal Meat Balls and Arancini Siciliani paired with Pyramid Brewing Outburst IPA




Michael Cordua & David Cordua
Restaurateur / Owner
Cordua Restaurants
Houston, Texas

Serving Taquitos de Carnitas Pibil guajillo braised pork, avocado mousse & pineapple pico on a grilled corn tortilla paired with New Belgium Brewing Snapshot




Matt Marcus
Chef
Eatsie Boys
Houston, Texas


Serving ice cream cookie cake paired with 8th Wonder Rocket Fuel Vietnamese Coffee Porter





Drew Rogers
Pastry Chef & Owner
Drew's Pastry Place
Houston, Texas


Serving assorted pastries paired with Shiner Brewing Co. White Wing





El Big Bad
Houston, Texas


Serving Beef Chili paired with Buffalo Bayou Brewing Smoke on the Bayou





Greenhouse Catering
Houston, Texas


Serving spicy squash puree made with onions sauteed in pork fat paired with Blackkr Imperial Black Ale

Vegan option - spicy squash puree made with onions sauteed in olive oil and saffron





Randy Evans
Chef
Southern Son Catering
Houston, Texas

Serving Roasted Lamb Street Tacos paired with Rogue Ales Yellow Snow IPA




Shannen Tune
Executive Chef
Hotel Derek
Houston, Texas

Serving a maple bacon chocolate milk shake paired with Goliad Brewing Presidio La Bahia Black Hefeweizen





Austin Simmons
Chef
Hubbell & Hudson
The Woodlands, Texas

Serving Ramen Shooters - ramen broth, roast port, rock shrimp, scallion, mint and enoki mushroom paired with Odell Brewing 90 Shilling




Bryan McNamera
Chef
Jasper's
The Woodlands, Texas


Serving Country Ham - pumpkin biscuit, curry mustard, paneer cheese, black pepper honey paired with Samuel Adams Brewing Pumpkin Ale
Brian O'Neill McNamara



Clarence Alexander
Chef
Kirby's Prime Steakhouse
The Woodlands, Texas

Serving Smoked Akaushi Brisket Spring Rolls with Susie's mashed & caramelized onions paired with Omission Brewery IPA




Kristofer Jakob
Chef
Kris Bistro & Wine Lounge
Houston, Texas

Serving Akashi curried beef tartare on pringles chips, pickled onion and micro cumin paired with Cyclers 55-11 Double Red



La Madeleine Country French Cafe
Houston, Texas


Serving lemon tarts paired with Crispin Cider Original





Eric Laird
Executive Chef
Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Houston, Texas


Serving deviled eggs with salmon paired with Southern Star Walloon




Kevin Naderi
Head Chef
Lillo & Ella
Houston, Texas

Serving Maple Pumpkin Buttermilk Soup paired with Goose Island Brewing Co. Rambler Red IPA





Olivier Ciesielski
Executive Chef
L'Olivier Restaurant & Bar
Houston, Texas


Serving Chicken a L' Olivier paired with Big Sky Brewery Pale Ale





Massa's Seafood Grill
Houston, Texas

Serving Smoked Salmon Crostini paired with Abita Brewing Andygator







Daniel Miranda
Chef
Houston, Texas


Serving Panuchos - mini black bean stuffed tortilla with cochinita pibil, pickled red onions and habanero sauce paired with Shocktop Brewery Belgian White





Mojeauxs Louisiana Drinkery
Houston, Texas


Serving chicken & sausage gumbo and fried boudin balls paired with Fort Bend Brewing Texas Farmhouse Ale









Mojo's Sports Grill
Houston, Texas


Serving Carne Guisada Taco with spicy avocado la crema sauce paired with Lazy Magnolia Brewing Southern Pecan





Nirvana
Houston, Texas


Serving Chicken Tikka Masala paired with Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest

Serving Fish Madras paired with Johnny Appleseed Hard Cider




Ross Warhol
Chef
Pelican Club
Galveston, Texas


Serving 72 hour Short Ribs served with creamy cheddar beer grits and crispy brussels sprouts paired with Adelbert's Brewery Vintage Series




Maurizio Ferrarese
Executive Chef
Quattro
Houston, Texas

Serving seafood scapece, with avocado and green tomatoes paired with Blue Moon Brewing Co. Belgium White




Staci Davis
Chef/Owner
Radical Eats
Houston, Texas

Serving Thai Chicken Meatballs paired with Leprechaun Cider Company Golden Cider




Tiffany Richie
Owner
Rockwell Tavern & Grill
Cypress, Texas

Serving Autumnal Sausage and Roasted Pumpkin Pilaf paired with Southern Tier Brewing Pumpking




Ryan Savoie
Head Chef
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Houston, Texas

Serving spicy pork sandwich with Weedwacker kimchi paired with Saint Arnold Brewing Co. Ale Wagger




Brian Fehr
Chef
Sorrel Urban Bistro
Houston, Texas


Serving Duck Rillette with apples & bier cheese, served with an Irish soda bread paired with Magic Hat Brewing Co. Wilhelm Scream




Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
Houston, Texas

Serving Spec's Chili Pie paired with Karbach Brewing Co. Mother-in-Lager

Serving Jalapeno & Cheddar Mini Dogs with Mother-in-Lager cheese sauce & caramelized onions paired with Karbach Brewing Co. Weisse Versa

SPECIAL TREAT: White Chocolate & Cherry Bread Pudding with Karbach Cherries of Fire





Robert DelGrande
Chef/Owner
The Grove at Discovery Green + RDG Bar Annie
Houston, Texas

Serving BBQ Red Fish Pate with pickled onions and smoked chile salsa paired with Alaskan Brewing Co. Amber




The Refuge Bar and Bistro
The Woodlands, Texas

Serving Beef Empanadas paired with Revolver Brewing Blood & Honey





Ken Bridge
President & CEO
Witchcraft Tavern & Provision Co.
Houston, Texas


Serving beer butt drunken cornish game hen, orange habanero glaze with rice pilaf paired with Karbach Brewing Co. Rodeo Clown







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