Friday, September 5, 2008

The String Bean at DSBG

Yesterday, we attended the last in a series of  "Garden Nights" at the beautiful Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont NC.  This one was called "Organic Brews & Blues".

The Four Seasons Garden, featured Stone Mill Pale Ale and Wild Blue Ale, both excellent. The food in this garden included Bleu Cheese stuffed mushrooms, roasted corn and black bean quesadilla with sweet potato, and chocolate pecan pie squares.

At the Orchid conservatory terraces, Samuel Smith Ale accompanied Grilled sausage and pepper skewers with spicy honey mustard glaze, and Samuel Smith Best Ale was paired with white chicken chili and jalapeno cornbread.

This event and the earlier one called "Forbidden Fruits" were both catered by The String Bean, a fresh market and deli opening soon in historic downtown Belmont. The company is already providing catering services and generating great demand in the area.

Glenn Stryker, renowned Chef and Sommelier


Chad Hutcheson, owner
The String Bean

At the "Forbidden Fruits" event, food and wine was superb.  The finale at the Crape Myrtle Grove included this dish of fresh grilled peaches atop vanilla ice cream and blackberries.

                                                          Celebratory hugs for "Big Butts Barbecue" experts.

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