A few weeks ago, Fran from TBC called Huck and asked if we would like to help with an upcoming event. Considering most of our days are spent just the two of us in our home working, we jumped at the opportunity.
The event was hosted by TBC and Els for Autism. I learned that Ernie Els is a famous golfer and started Els for Autism after his son was diagnosed with Autism. The Ernie Els Foundation raises money for research to better understand and treat autism. They are also raising money to open a facility, The Els Center of Excellence (you can read more about the center on the website. It’s very interesting.) The Els’ have donated $6 million of their own money to the project.
Last night’s event was held at the Old Palm Golf Club.
This was my location for the night. We had a great view of the sunset!
Huck had a great view of the waterfall.
The event was a Craft Beer and Food pairing. Local restaurants prepared a dish to complement one of TBC’s beers. Each restaurant was given a different beer.
Huck arrived early to help setup. All the guys were running around none stop when I arrived. I felt so bad just standing around while they were working so hard. I did help hang the signs :) It also gave me a change to check out what was on the menu and take pictures before the guest arrived.
I failed as a Food Blogger when it came to the pictures. It is so hard holding a plate of food, a glass of beer, and trying to take a picture.
I was really excited to see Coolinary Cafe was one of the restaurants at the event. It’s on my list of restaurants to try.
Evo was out of food when I made my rounds. I heard a few people say it was good, though. They are another restaurant on my need to try list.
I literally got the last scoop of Paella from Red Tapas. I know the picture doesn’t look great, but it was pretty good. I’m a huge fan of Paella anyways. Rice with meat and seafood… Yes please!
The Pork Slider from Cafe Chardonnay was tasty. I love slaw on a pork sandwich.
Rockstar was setup in the very front, and I completely forgot to check them out when I was making my rounds. Foodie Fail!
I also forgot to try the Milk Stout! My glass was full, and I said I would go back and never did. I made sure to take a picture of the cow, though. I know it’s hard to tell but the beer was served from the udder. So creative!!
I was serving the Irish Red Ale. Matt told me they picked me because I looked Irish. I have pale skin; I get it ;)
I was paired with Chef Carlino from ChefCorp. They are not a restaurant but prepare food for local private schools and healthcare faculties. They also have cooking camps during the summer for kids. I’ve tried Chefcorp’s food before at The Field of Beer event in January. A lady walked up and started talking about his donuts at the WPB Green Market. I wanted to hug him when I realized he was the guy that makes the Cider Donuts! If you remember my post from Field of Beer, you will remember that was my favorite dish from the whole night. The only one I actually took the time to talk about. Best Donut ever!!
He prepared an Irish Pizza to go with the Irish Red. Lots of people stopped by for 2 or 3 servings. The three of us decided we won for best food and beer. I tried almost everything and the pizza was my favorite from the night. TBC’s Irish Red was my favorite beer (I’m sure that would of changed it I’d tried the Milk Stout). And how can you go wrong with Pizza and Beer.
The pizza was served with a White Balsamic sauce. I want to recreate it at home and drizzle it over everything!
The event was over at 9 and the guys had everything cleaned up and ready to go by 930. It was a great event for a great cause. Thanks again, TBC, for letting us help out.
Tomorrow is a big day for LF&B. I’ll post a link for my first YouTube video, How To Reduce Beer. Super exciting! :)