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Centennial Craft Beer Dinner

Join us for the Centennial Craft Beer Dinner on Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a 4-course dinner paired with brewing featuring Elmhurst Brewing Co.

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Enjoy the beautiful blooms of summer in the beautiful Ginkgo Restaurant overlooking Meadow Lake at the Centennial Craft Beer Dinner featuring Elmhurst Brewing Co. Enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner, perfectly paired with Elmhurst Brewing Co. brews. Featured at the dinner is a Centennial beer created for the Arboretum by Elmhurst Brewing Co. This small batch saison style beer was brewed with Arboretum honey and spicebush from our grounds.  Guests will also receive a Morton Arboretum Centennial Tasting Glass with their ticket purchase.

Dinner attendees will enjoy hearing about the brewing process from Cam Horn, head brewer at Elmhurst Brewing Co. Guests will be seated at shared tables of 10. Upon purchasing tickets guests will be asked to choose between the Omnivore and Vegetarian Menus. Please see both menu options prior to purchasing tickets.

A cash bar will open at 6:00 p.m. in Orientation Hall and dinner starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Appetizer 
Main – Citrus roasted shrimp, creamy grilled succotash
(GF, NF, not dairy free)
Vegetarian – Citrus roasted tofu, creamy grilled succotash
(GF, NF, not dairy free)
Beverage Pairing – Fancy Snack, IPA – Elmhurst Brewing Company

Salad
Main & Vegetarian – Grilled peach, shaved Parmesan cheese, Marcona almonds, Arugula, lemon basil white balsamic vinaigrette
(GF, can be nut and dairy free upon request)
Beverage Pairing- Zitrone, Kolsch – Elmhurst Brewing Company

Entrée
Main – Grilled center cut beef filet, cherry demi, parmesan potato pave, roasted patty pan squash
(GF, NF, not dairy free)
Vegetarian – Creamy tomato and roasted vegetable risotto
(GF, NF, not dairy free)
Beverage Pairing – The Morton Arboretum Spicebush, Saison – Elmhurst Brewing Company

Dessert
Main – Summer Berry Bread pudding with Arboretum honey crème anglaise
(NF, not gluten free or dairy free)
Alternate – Flourless chocolate torte, summer berries
Beverage Pairing – Fools Gold, Golden Coffee Stout- Elmhurst Brewing Company

Key: GF – Gluten Free, NF – Nut Free, DF – Dairy Free
Other dietary restrictions need to be submitted during ticket purchase

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