Local Ox and the Sixpoint
A few years ago, it would have seemed preposterous to pair high-end, big money Main Line Hotel dining with craft beer from a place like Brooklyn. (One typically showers before donning pink pants and sockless loafers). As such, itâ€™s illustrative of how much respect craft beer has gained in this area that Paramour, the multi-million dollar, recently-opened restaurant in the Wayne Hotel, is hosting a Farmer Brewerâ€™s dinner with Sixpoint Ales of Brooklyn. (January 24th, 6:30pm, $65)
At $65, this is certainly still aimed at the elite Main Liner; one could surely pick up a 4-pack of tallboys (Sixpointâ€™s vessel of choice) of each of the 7 featured beers (though there are a few rarities) for less than the cost for two diners. But thereâ€™s surely the food to consider as well.
The menu is beef-themed, featuring 5 courses of all-natural and locally grown Scottish Highland beef from Why Not Farm in Glenmoore, PA (as well as a salad and dessert course). 5 courses of beef! I enjoy me some beef as much as the next guy, but 5 courses of beef and 7 varieties of beer is a surefire gastro-intestinal disaster. Then again, Iâ€™m sure some of you will get all frothy about the idea of Philly Cheese Steak Sliders on Brioche (paired with Sixpoint Warrior IPA).