Cook the Goose!

Honk, Honk, Honk!

German-American restaurant and biergarten Plattedeutsche Park (Franklin Square) will have their latest beer pairing dinner with Goose Island on Saturday, 2/27. The six course dinner will start at 7:00PM and feature live music by Sal Vivo & Friends. Please do not get wasted, jump the stage and say you’re one of Sal Vivo’s friends while Sal Vivo and his friends are performing. Chances are, you are not a friend of Sal Vivo.

Dunno. Just sayin’.

Cost is $65.00 per person. Reservations ARE required. Call the phone number at the bottom of the entry if you wish to hold a spot for the dinner.


Honker’s Ale – inspired by visits to English country pubs, this ale combines a spicy hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer.

Cajun blackened chicken, Napa cabbage slaw with peanuts and cilantro
India Pale Ale – recalling a time when ales where shipped from England to India and were highly hopped, this beer has a fruity aroma set off by a dry malt middle and long hop finish.

Sweet corn chowder
Sofie – fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with orange peel, Sofie’s complex citrus flavors and a creamy vanilla finish make it ideal for drinkers fond of Champagne or Saisons.

Winter greens with watercress and jicama, lime olive oil dressing
312 Urban Wheat Ale – densely populated with flavor, 312’s spicy aroma of Cascade hops is followed by a crisp, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth, creamy body.

Broiled sea scallops, chipotle chili pesto
Matilda – wild in character, with a slightly fruity aroma and a spicy yeast flavor that is as unique as it is satisfying – an intriguing choice for beer and wine lovers alike.

Mini veal rack, lemon oil whipped potatoes, broccoli rabe
Pere Jacques – brewed with loads of malt and Belgian yeast, this is a wonderfully fruity, malty ale whose flavor complexity rivals that of a fine glass of vintage port.

Wild strawberry cake, short pastry base filled with Chantilly cream, topped with wild strawberries
Bourbon County Stout – the original bourbon barrel-aged stout, this stout is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke.

More information: 516-354-3131;

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.