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, it’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 Brewer’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 (Sixpoint’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 there’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, I’m sure some of you will get all frothy about the idea of Philly Cheese Steak Sliders on Brioche (paired with Sixpoint Warrior IPA).