Spoto’s Oyster Bar and Barrel of Monks Brewing Beer Dinner, October 28th

New England seafood spot Spoto’s Oyster Bar, in Palm Beach Gardens, will be bringing in some Belgian-inspired heft when they host their inaugural craft beer and culinary pairing event on Wednesday, October 28. Starting at 7 p.m., guests will be able to chow down on a ‘five course’ beer paired meal at the restaurant, featuring the breadth of flavors of Belgian beers from Barrel of Monks Brewing in Boca Raton.

The evening’s menu is slated to go down thusly:


Barrel of Monks “Tartan Monk”
Chorizo Pretzel Nuggets


First Course

Barrel of Monks “Three Fates Tripel”
Smoked Paprika Jumbo Shrimp

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Risotto Cake with Avocado Mousse


Second Course

Barrel of Monks “Nuance Saison”
Pan-Seared Scallop

Baby Arugula, Basil Pesto, and Blistered Cherry Tomatoes


Third Course

Barrel of Monks “Abbey Terno Dubbel”
Herb-Crusted Filet Mignon

Cheddar Polenta, Sundried Tomatoes, and Charred Asparagus



Barrel of Monks “Raspberry Wizard”
Caramelized Pear Tart

Lemon Whipped Ricotta

The cost is $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, with a limited number of seats available. Spoto’s Oyster Bar is located at 4560 PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, please call 561-776-9448.

Beer dinners are great opportunities for chefs to go ‘off menu’ with their culinary skills, and tend to attract equally enthusiastic diners. In other words, they make for great nights out, and this one appears to be no exception.