Century Restaurant and Bar to Serve Up Signature Dish at Birmingham Barons Beer Dinner

Jul 17, 2013

Dish and drink pairings to be served between innings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – July 17, 2013 – Century Restaurant and Bar, a restaurant of Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, is pleased to announce its participation in the first Beer Dinner at the Ballpark presented by the Birmingham Originals. The dinner will be held at Regions Field on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 7 p.m. and will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama.

Century will prepare one of its signature menu items for the event – seared Ahi tuna served over udon noodle salad with ponzu sauce and wakame seaweed. The dish will be paired with a brew from Cahaba Brewing Company.

"We are honored to be able to serve guests at the Birmingham Originals' Beer Dinner at the Ballpark," said Wendell Barnes, director of restaurant operations for Culinard at Virginia College. "Guests will be able to sample our seared Ahi tuna dish and learn more about other local restaurants and breweries, while raising money for a phenomenal local charity."

The evening will feature 10 Birmingham Originals' restaurants, each offering a signature dish expertly paired with a hand-crafted beer from a local Birmingham Brewery, all while enjoying the baseball game between the Birmingham Barons and Mobile Bay Bears. A course and beer will be served prior to the first, third, fifth, seventh and ninth innings. The chefs and brewmasters from each restaurant and brewery will be on-hand to talk about their dish and beer pairing before it is served.

Tickets for the event are $75 and can be purchased at any of the participating breweries listed below. Restaurants participating in the event along with Century include Billy's Sports Grill, Chez Lulu, dg, Hot and Hot Fish Club, John's City Diner, Ocean, Satterfield's Restaurant, Silvertron Café and The Bright Star. The dishes prepared by each restaurant will be paired with beers from the following breweries: Avondale Brewing Company, Beer Engineers, Cahaba Brewing Company, Good People Brewing Company and Trim Tab Brewing Company.

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