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Gardner’s New Winter Menu; Holiday Beer Pairings; Call for Edible Austin’s Local Heroes

Beers are very important part for any holiday dinner.

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EAST 6THGardner is celebrating the beginning of 2015 by revealing a new winter menu during their New Year’s Eve dinner. The $65 four-course meal includes vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free versions, as well as the option to add drink pairings for $35. The full menu follows below. [EaterWire]

BEER WIRE — Barbecue master Aaron Franklin and Dai Due beverage manager Justin Chamberlin, shared their favorite beer pairings for holiday dinners with Texas Monthly. The local brews suggested on their respective lists include Franklin's and Jester King's collaboration with the creepy label, the Figlet, and Adelbert’s Dancin’ Monks. Chamberlin even threw in some choice meats from Dai Due’s butcher shop. [Texas Monthly]

AWARDS WIREEdible Austin put out a call for nominations for their Local Heroes contest, where people can submit their picks for the city’s best chefs/restaurants, food shops, food artisans, farms, and beverage artisans. The deadline is February 1 and the winners will be announced in the magazine’s March/April issue. [EaterWire]

Gardner New Year's Eve Menu

Bites:
Rutabaga - dill, ash, quark
Beef Tartare - watercress, radish, lime
Fried Chicken Skin - creme fraiche, honey, togarashi

First:
Chicory - hazelnut, tangerine, hominy
Carrot - beet, currant, beef heart

Second:
Monkfish - salsify, sorrel, sweet potato
Crispy Lamb - chevre, prosciutto, satsuma
Celery Root - black truffle, rice, pink peppercorn

Dessert:
Japanese Pumpkin - kumquat, birch beer
Milk Chocolate - rose, pomegranate, beet

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