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Academy of Culinary Arts to Host Beer Tasting and Dinner Featuring Philadelphia Beer Writer Dr. Lynn Hoffman

April 3, 2012

The Academy of Culinary Arts will host a beer tasting and dinner as part of its 30th anniversary celebration, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at Careme’s Restaurant, M-Building, 5100 Black Horse Pike, in Mays Landing.

Sample international brews and learn how to pair them with great food during “The Chef and the Brewer: Why the Best Wine for Dinner May Just Be a Beer,” led by Dr. Lynn Hoffman of Philadelphia, beer writer and former Atlantic Cape Beacons by the Sea Visiting Instructor.

Guests will have an opportunity to taste new and exciting brews selected by Hoffman, and paired with the following courses, prepared by ACA’s Chef Joseph Sheridan of Ocean City:

·      Yard's Ale & Aged Cheddar Soup and a Philadelphia Style Soft Pretzel Stick, will accompany Yard's Extra Special Ale of Philadelphia

·      Coriander Dusted Tuna with Roasted Corn Relish, will accompany Hoegaarden Wit of Hoegaarden, Belgium

·      Pan-Seared Quail with Pancetta, Braised Napa Cabbage and Pan Gravy, will complement Chimay Premiere of Hainaut, Belgium

·      Roast Pork Tenderloin, Sauteed Broccoli Rabe, Italian “Long Hots,” and Sharp Provolone, will be paired with Victory Prima Pils of Downingtown, Pa.

·      Braised Beef Short Rib, Creamy Polenta and a Dogfish Head Reduction Sauce, will complement Dogfish Head Raison D'Etere of Rehobeth, Del.

·      Sticky Toffee Pudding with Gonzo Imperial Caramel, will be paired with Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter

Hoffman will be available to sign copies of his book, The Short Course in Beer. Tickets are $30. RSVP to Careme’s Restaurant at (609) 343-4940.

The ACA has been training future chefs since 1981, and is celebrating 30 years of culinary achievement. View a list of celebratory events at For more information on the Academy, call 1-800-645‑CHEF, e-mail, or visit