The Rogue Dead Guy Ale is a good Halloween beer of the week for obvious reasons. According to the Rogue website it was originally created to celebrate the Day of the Dead and is a German-style Maibock. In practice it is a fairly sweet, malt forward strong ale. Very drinkable, though, I have to admit, after a few it gets a bit cloying for my taste.
I had planned a “Squash Fiesta” for tonight’s dinner. Unfortunately, an afternoon page had me working much of the early evening. Dinner ended up a bit disjointed and very late.
Par roasting delicata squash.
Delicata squash stuffed with Shitake mushrooms, onions, parsnips, celery, sheep milk feta, pumpkin seeds, and breadcrumbs. This was the most successful dish of the evening.
Searing the steak along with chanterelle mushrooms.
Marinated roasted beets and honey tangerines tossed with baby greens. Steak with chanterelle mushrooms. Forgot to take a picture of the finished squash dish.
Owen Roe “Sinister Hand” 2006. Another spooky offering! Grenache, Syrah, and Mouvedre, with the Grenache over 50%. The lighter nature of this Rhone-style blend worked very well with the meal.