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Upstate Pairing: September-October 2017

by cathym on September 2, 2017

At 42 North Brewing Company, located in East Aurora, we brew a diverse mix of artisan ales and lagers with an uncompromised focus on quality, authenticity, and collaboration within our regional community. Drawing influence from centuries old styles and methods from Belgium, Germany, and beyond; we inject American creativity and ingenuity to brew beers that challenge and delight, whether you are new to craft beer, or a long-time enthusiast. —42 North Brewing Co.

radicchio-saladRoot’s Kitchen Farmers Market Radicchio Salad

Pair with 42 North’s New York Red Ale

 

Yield: 2 servings

2 heads radicchio, core removed, julienned
1 large kohlrabi, peeled, julienned
1 fennel bulb, sliced, reserve fronds
½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

RED WINE VINAIGRETTE
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp dried basil leaves
1 cup red wine vinaigrette
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp Dijon mustard

  1. Combine all vinaigrette ingredients in a non-stick reactive bowl, whisk vigorously to emulsify. Set aside.
  2. In a small pan, caramelize fennel over medium heat with olive oil, salt and pepper. Let cool.
  3. Combine all salad ingredients in a salad bowl and toss with the vinaigrette. Garnish with fennel fronds and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

To serve as a main dish with chicken:

  1. Double vinaigrette recipe
  2. Marinate two boneless, skinless chicken breasts in half of the vinaigrette for 4 hours up to overnight, reserve other half of unused vinaigrette for dressing the salad.
  3. Grill chicken on high for 7 minutes a side.

FARMS USED BY ROOT’S KITCHEN (INSIDE 42 NORTH) FOR FRESH INGREDIENTS
Kohlrabi & Fennel– Root Down Farm (Clarence Center, NY)
Radicchio– Native Offerings Farm (Little Valley, NY)
Chicken Breast– Gobblers Ridge Farm (Portageville, NY)
Parmesan Reggiano– Nickel City Cheese (Buffalo, NY)

42 NORTH’S NY RED ALE
ABV: 5.8%

Style: American Red Ale – Slightly malty with some light caramel notes. Finishes moderately sweet with citrus, floral, and some earthy hop aromas and flavors.

Notes: Hops are NY Centennial from Hunters Valley Hops in East Aurora. The Centennial hops add a floral, citrus, and earthy flavor and aroma to the caramel and soft dark malt notes of the Red Ale.

Compared to a typical Blonde or Pale Ale, Red Ales balance the additional malt flavors with a presence of American or English hops depending on the version. This balance allows the beer to pair with bigger flavors and more fatty foods like sausage or roasted chicken. We chose to pair with a chicken farm fresh salad. The salad boasts a bitter, earthy flavor that will complement the Centennial hop in the beer. The Red will also balance the umami and subtle roast flavors in the chicken.

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