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‘Beer & Bacon Dinner’ set for L’ Ecole Culinaire in Cordova on Sept. 26

September 12, 2012 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Events, Memphis

L’ Ecole Culinaire in Cordova is hosting a dinner on Sept. 26 featuring two of the greatest things ever — beer and bacon. Yes, the ‘Beer & Bacon Dinner’ sounds like it’s going to be pretty awesome. Check out the details on the poster below.

Beer & Bacon Dinner

Yazoo Brewing to host ‘Barely a 4K Beer Run’ in Cordova on May 26

May 03, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Yazoo Barely a 4K Beer RunThey’ve run through Downtown and Midtown in Memphis. Now the guys from Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing Company are organizing a beer fun run out east in Cordova.

Yazoo will host the “Barely a 4K Beer Run” on Saturday, May 26, beginning and ending at The Flying Saucer, 1400 N. Germantown Pkwy, Suite 114.  The run starts at 10 a.m., but you need to check in between 9 and 9:30.

With your $15 registration, you get a one-of-a-kind “Barely a 4K Beer Run” T-shirt and two complimentary Yazoo beers. Go here to sign up.

Here’s more from Yazoo:

There won’t be any challenging hills, nor will there be any time chips for your shoes. We are just jogging around the neighborhood and having some tasty beverages afterward.  …. As with all of our Barely a 4K Beer Runs, we will not be shutting down streets or stopping traffic, so you are running at your own risk. Heck, you don’t even have to run if you don’t want, but it is always a lot more fun if you do! All participants must be 21 or older, and we will be checking ID’s during the check in period before the run.

To see a map of the course, go here. Also, be sure to check out FuzzyBrew’s recap from the December run in Downtown Memphis.

Flying Saucer in Cordova to host 6th anniversary party on Saturday with special beers

January 18, 2012 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Flying SaucerThe Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Cordova will host its Sixth Anniversary Party this Saturday (Jan. 21), featuring tappings of several special beers.

The party starts at 8 p.m. at the Cordova Saucer, 1400 Germantown Parkway, suite 114.

Among the special beers being tapped for the party are Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad, Troubadour Stout, La Trappe and more rare beers that will be revealed at the party.

The event is free and open to anyone 21 years of age and up, and will feature live music by Free World.

Flying Saucer has been the premier beer destination in Cordova since we opened in 2006, and we’ve loved being part of this community,” said Kirk Caliendo, Flying Saucer district manager. “We wanted to throw a big party to celebrate our sixth anniversary, and the lineup of special beer tappings, combined with great music from FreeWorld, will ensure that our customers have an amazing time.”

‘Beer Bistro Dinner’ at L’École Culinaire in Cordova set for Wednesday

September 26, 2011 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Beer Bistro Dinner

Memphis culinary school L’École Culinaire is hosting a “Beer Bistro Dinner” this week featuring six courses expertly paired with craft beers.

Chef Jordan Buchanan and Cicerone Michael Barzizza of Southwestern Distributing have teamed up for the dinner, which is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at L’Ecole Culinaire, 1245 N. Germantown Parkway, in Cordova.

Cost per person is $50, plus tax & gratuity.  Call 901-754-7115 to make a reservation.

Here’s the menu for the event:
L'École Culinaire

Duck Confit & Fig Preserves, Vol Au Vent & Tomato Goat Cheese Flan
Paired with ~ Victory Golden Monkey

Mussels with Leeks in a Cider Saffron Broth & Mustard Potato Bread
Paired with ~ Oliver Bean Blossom Hard Cider

Aged Gouda with Green Apple Gelee
Paired with ~ Troubadour Obscura

Torchon of Foie Gras on Brioche with Brulee Peaches
Paired with ~ Lindemans Peche

Choucroute Garni, Braised Pork Shank, White Garlic Sausage, Sourkraut & potatoes with Old Rasputin Stout Baguette
Paired with ~ Paulaner Oktoberfest

Chocolate Bon Bon with Bing Cherries
Paired with ~ Kasteel Rouge