Apples, Sausage, and Beer Festival

The Tour de France restaurant group’s annual sausage and beer festival will run from October 19 to 26. The nine restaurants in the group have created a beer and food pairing. The week kicks off this Thursday with a festival at 404 on 10th Avenue. The group’s beer sommelier Gianni Cavicchi will focus the pairings on New York breweries like the Bronx Brewery, Kelso Brewing, Empire Brewing, and Ommegang Brewery.  The general admission beer list covers a wide range of flavors and styles from Bronx Brewery’s Rye Pale Ale to Empire’s Bistro Saison. Attendees who spring for the VIP hour will have an opportunity to try rare beers like the coveted Samuel Adams Utopias and Founders Brewing’s Breakfast Stout.

The VIP ticket is $60 and general admission is $40. Here’s the food/beer list:

Le Monde
Pheasant Sausage
Goji Berries, Celery Root Purée, Blackberry Sauce
Bronx “Cask,” Pale Ale, Bronx New York

Café d’Alsace
Grilled Homemade Seafood Sausage
rouille, toasted baguette, shaved fennel salad, shallots sherry vinaigrette
Empire, “Bistro,” Saison, Syracuse, New York

Nice Matin
Jonagold Apple Beer Batter Beignets
cheddar fondue & sweet Italian sausage
Doc’s “Hard,” Cider, Warwick, New york

Merguez “Scotch” Egg
Moroccan Eggplant & Paprika Oil
Ommegang, “Scythe & Sickle,” Harvest Ale, Cooperstown, New York

French Roast Downtown
Green New Zealand Mussel
Saucisson Sec, Calamari Confit, Apple compote
Captain Lawrence “Liquid Gold” Elmsford, New York

French Roast Downtown
Garlic Sausage, Green Lentil Ragout
Empire, “Bistro,” Saison, Syracuse, New York

Mini Chroucoute Garnie
Sautéed apples.
Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe  “Monk’s Fest” Oktoberfest, Weißenohe, Germany

Tuscan Kale Duck Sausage
Roasted Tomato Duck Jus
Kelso “Industrial,” Pumpkin Ale, Brooklyn, New York

Mini Chorizo “Cantimpalitos”
Braised Beer-French Lentil with Granny Smith Apple Compote
Bronx “Rye,” Pale Ale, Bronx New York

Chicken and Foie Gras Sausage
Samuel Adam’s, Specialty TBA, Boston, Massachusetts

Savory & Sweet
Unibroue, “Éphémère Pomme,” Apple Witbier, Chambly, Quebec

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