Heads up, craft beer lovers and connoisseurs – San Diego’s award-winning Green Flash Brewing Company is visiting the OC for an unforgettable beer and food pairing dining experience in the intimate, beachfront setting of A&O Kitchen + Bar at Balboa Bay Resort. Newly appointed Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom will prepare a multi-course meal that is perfectly paired with Green Flash beers. I’m loving chef’s creative use of braised rabbit with foie gras in cannelloni and then there’s the Suckling pig. Still remembering every bite of superb crispy skin and juicy meat of the Suckling Pig at an employee dinner in Hong Kong…
As you can see, you’ll be able to savor Green Flash’s Jibe Session IPA, Soul Style IPA, La Freake™ (first-ever hybrid ale of its kind: the convergence of a Belgian-Style Trippel with an American Imperial IPA), and Double Stout Black Ale with dessert. I’m down. $75 per person + tax and gratuity . Call the number below for reservations. Hope to see you there!
A&O Kitchen + Bar
1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
About Rachel Haggstrom: Newly appointed Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom became fascinated by the farming process while growing up on her family’s citrus grove in Temecula, CA; from planting seeds to harvesting and she naturally developed a passion for food and cooking with fresh produce. Haggstrom graduated from the California Culinary Academy – Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco, CA, and went on to work at various elite culinary destinations, including The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, Wolfgang Puck ‘s Postrio at the Kimpton Hotel San Francisco, and Thomas Keller’s Michelin three-star restaurant, The French Laundry. It was during her tenure at The French Laundry that she developed her signature “farm-to-table” cooking style. Prior to joining Balboa Bay Resort as chef de cuisine in October 2013, Haggstrom served as sous chef at St. Regis Monarch Beach.
About Green Flash Brewing Co.: Established in 2002 by Mike and Lisa Hinkley, Green Flash’s esteemed Brewmaster, Chuck Silva and his talented brewing team have developed an award-winning assortment of specialty craft ales that are uniquely Green Flash. After releasing the game changing West Coast IPA, their beers developed a loyal following of craft beer lovers. Remaining steadfast to their commitment to a beer first philosophy, they are celebrated by beer enthusiasts worldwide. To keep their fans thirsty for more, Green Flash consistently produce experimental, limited-edition and seasonal offerings in addition to a solid lineup of long-time favorites.