A couple of days into the trip Adam and Tim came back with a flyer for Giuseppi’s Pizza which advertised a “Beer Dinner”. Just hearing the name Beer Dinner I was interested, but we came to find out it was a 4 course meal, where each dish would be paired with a beer. You can’t go wrong with that, especially for only $25.
We headed over to Giuseppi’s and they had two tables all setup for everyone who called in and made reservations for the dinner. Giuseppi’s is part of SERG Restaurant group, which owns quite a few restaurants on the island. I had originally thought we were going to be served Italian food as that is what Giuseppi’s serves, but they brought 2 chefs from other SERG restaurants to cook us a special Asian themed meal. Each dish was paired with a beer from Bear Republic Brewing Company.
The first course was a vegetable spring roll with sweet Thai chili sauce. It was actually a thank you from the chefs for coming to the event, so technically that makes the entire meal 5 courses. I really enjoyed the spring roll and pineapple in the spring roll gave it a nice sweet taste.
The second course was seared coconut tuna atop a bed of seaweed salad and sushi rice. It was served with a spicy sauce. It was paired with Racer 5 IPA.
The third course was a Thai crab cake served with a green mango salad. This had to be my favorite dish of the night. The taste was just amazing! It was paired with Red Rocket Ale.
The fourth course was ginger rubbed pork tenderloin with vegetable farro. Farro is actually a wheat grain which I’ve never had before. The way that it was prepared it tasted just like fried rice. The pork was paired with Hop Rod Rye.
The last course was a purple sticky rice pudding with fresh mango, papaya, banana, and pineapple. A great way to finish off the meal. It was paired with XP Pale Ale.
The beer dinner was simply awesome! Having 2 chefs cook you a meal that they made up themselves was a real treat and having beers that pair well with each dish was a plus. As each meal was presented it was explained and so was the beer that it was paired with, so you actually learned something as well. All of this for only $25, you couldn’t beat it! If you live around Hilton Head then you need to check out the next beer dinner at Giuseppi’s.