by Eric Doksa
Last night, the Rarebit hosted their first-ever beer dinner. With Chef Brannon Florie at the helm, it's no surprise the space was packed out. In true Rarebit fashion, the courses consisted of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Guests started off the night with a Moscow Mule, followed by a duckish huevos rancheros with Victory Helios, a crispy pork belly BLT with Houblon Chouffe, and fish and chips of local grouper and fingerling potatoes with Stone Self-Righteous ale.
Each pairing was a success, but it's the dessert that everyone's talking about. Behold the burger and fries of the sugar inspired variety: Krispy Kreme doughnut bun, chocolate pâté patty, peach gelee cheese, strawberry tomatoes, kiwi pickles, raspberry coulis ketchup, anglaise mayo, candied bacon, and puff pastry fries — paired with the tart Liefmans Cuvee-Brut.
Everyone we talked to agreed the dessert should become a permanent fixture on the menu. Florie couldn't comment on that yet, but he did tell us it would make impromptu appearances every so often. Keep an eye out for this one — it's a must try.