Monthly Archives: September 2012

Rosters: 09.20.12 Beer and Cheese at the 92nd St. Y

Cheese & Beer Pairing 92nd St. Y, 09.20.12 Instructors:  Martin Johnson (The Joy of Cheese, Gastronomie 491) and Dave Herman  (Grand Tsar of Malt) Round 1 Marieke:  An Aged Gouda from Wisconsin. Beer:  Leipziger Gose – Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof – Germany (4.5% … Continue reading

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The Next Event: The Face-Offs, October 2 at Gastronomie 491

At Gastronomie 491, the term face off has nothing to do with hockey.  Instead it’s our spin on flights.  Rather than speed date four types of wine, our patrons get two half pours of a similar style and get to … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.17.12: Meredith Dairy Marinated Cheese

Fromage of the Day, 09.17.12: Meredith Dairy Marinated Cheese (I think that’s the official name for it; at Gastronomie 491 we call it Aussie Magic).  Tangy, sweet and herbal, this marinated feta style cheese is made not far from Melbourne … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.16.12: Hoch Ybrig

Fromage of the Day, 09.16.12:  Hoch Ybrig.  Nutty, sweet, and grassy, this cow’s milk cheese is from Switzerland.  It pairs nicely with your favorite Cabernet Franc, a Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter, or a Redemption Rye. If it was a Wayne … Continue reading

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Rosters: 09.12.12: Brewery Ommegang meets Gastronomie 491 Cheese

Brewery Ommegang meets Gastronomie 491 Cheese, 09.12.12 Instructors:  Cherisse Ketchum (Brewery Ommegang) Martin Johnson (Gastronomie 491) Round 1 Essex Manchego:  A different Manchego, aged expertly by Jose Luis Martin in La Mancha. Beer:  Ommegang Scythe and Sickle,a Harvest Ale 5.8%, … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 09.07.12: Avonlea

Fromage of the Day, 09.07.12: Avonlea. Earthy, floral and sharp, this clothbound cheddar is from Canada.  It pairs well with your favorite Saison, a Hermann Wiemer Late Harvest Riesling, a Doc’s cider or an Elmer T. Lee.  If it was … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Winter/Spring Semester 2013 at the 92nd St. Y.

Thursday January 10:  Fortified:  Ports, Sherries and Beyond with Cheeses to Match Stilton and Port is a classic combination but there are plenty of amazing pairing opportunities with the unique sweetness found in various sherries, ports, madeiras, and other fortified … Continue reading

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