Brooklyn comes to Bridgeport on April 30th, as the borough's premier brewers trundle up I-95 to Barnum Publick House. This will be a four course dinner, and beers from both breweries as part of every course. The event runs from 6:30 - 10:30p.m., and reservations ($50, plus tax and tip) can be made by calling 203-690-1044. The evening's menu and a quick impression of the host venue are below the jump.
First Course: Duet of Asparagus
Cream of Asparagus Soup w/ Sixpoint Crisp
Oven-Roasted Asparagus w/ Parmesan and Poached Egg w/ Brooklyn Pilsner
Second Course: Shrimp Two Ways
Peruvian Style Ceviche w/ Sixpoint Resin
Shrimp and Spring Pea Risotto w/ Brooklyn BLAST!
Third Course: Duet of Fossil Farms Beef
Steak Tartare w/ Sixpoint Harbinger
Beef Stroganoff w/ Creamy Morel Mushroom Sauce w/ Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Fourth Course: Waffle Two Times
Bananas Foster a la Mode w/ Sixpoint 3Beans
Nutella and Candied Bacon w/ Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Located at 1020 Broad Street, Barnum Publick House is a rare gem in downtown Bridgeport with loads of natural light from the tall windows which wrap around its corner location and add to an already attractive atmosphere. Once dug in, I encountered knowledgeable bartenders (I liked the Park City Sidecar), and a compelling menu - as in: you try the food and you're compelled to return. I particularly liked the Stonginton scallops, head-on coconut shrimp, and adult grilled cheese served with tomato soup, but the Niman Ranch pastrami sandwich was the star at my table. View the full menu here.