Hi, Brett Sloane here to tell you all about my yummy dining experience at Peekskill Brewery for HVRW 2011!!! Here is a picture outside:
Peekskill Brewery is a very comfortable and friendly neighborhood eatery. They make their own beer, and there are so many to choose from! My boyfriend and fellow guest blogger George joined me for dinner tonight. We had a great server, her name was Casey, she was bubbly and friendly and explained all of the dishes and drinks. Peekskill Brewery actually offers a special wine and beer pairing for all 3 courses! Each beer and wine selection are specifically chosen to match the appetizer, main course, and dessert, AND all wine and beer choices are from the N.Y. area. If you decide to choose the pairing, it is an extra $15.
After we were seated, we were immediately served free beer! A sample of their own cream ale (with crunchy, salty potato chips – perfect with the beer).
Each course had 3 selections to choose from. Prior to our first course, we were given a basket of hot, buttery and flaky biscuits. For the first course, I had the Red Golden and Beet Salad (with a crisp, sweet white wine pairing). The salad had a nice citrus dressing and the beets were very fresh. It came with a dollop of goat cheese on top and candied walnuts:
George chose the White Asparagus Soup as his appetizer (he chose the beer pairings with his 3 courses). His soup was so creamy and delicious, and had parmesan cheese grated right on top:
Onto the main courses!! I ordered the Pappardelle with Wild Mushrooms, paired with a Pinot Noir. The pasta was prepared in a lemon, parsley and parmesan sauce, and was cooked perfectly al dente:
George enjoyed his Seafood Pot Pie, packed full of scallops, shrimp and crab. It was in a thick cream sauce and covered in a flaky, thick crust. It was absolutely HUGE. As a matter of fact, all of the courses had extremely generous portions:
And finally, the dessert course (always my favorite, especially if is it chocolate!). We both decided to go with the Bourbon Stout Cake. That creamy white layer in the middle of the chocolate cake is Bailey’s Irish Cream. We found out from our server Casey that all desserts are made in house! The cake was a perfect ending to our dinner, it was chocolate heaven:
We left Peekskill Brewery feeling completely stuffed and satisfied. The food was truly excellent and the atmosphere was fun and relaxed. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys great food and beer, friendly staff, and a truly comfortable dining experience. Enjoy!!