Chef Kiley Fields presents The Summer Beer Garden with Skeleton Key Brewery (Hands On) (KJ)

Summer is a thirsty season, one for which beer is tailor-made. Chef Kiley’s brought her friends from Skeleton Key Brewery in Woodridge for an evening of local suds and plate pairings. Their philosophy is simple, “craft beer is all about discovering and experiencing the endless ways in which four simple ingredients come together to create imaginative new brews.” Cooking is the same way, pairing ingredients together to create a cohesive dish that makes the taste delight in the experience. One-part excellent food, one-part cold craft brew – this sounds like the makings of a night to remember. Chill. Sip. Eat. Repeat.

On the menu: Charcuterie and Crudité Platter with Smoked Pimento´n Cheese Dip and Beer Horseradish Mustard, Grilled Vegetables with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto, Lime Curry Flank Steak with Melon Chutney, Roasted New Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs, and Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake