January 17, 2011
Four-star food and beer will star in inaugural Truckee fest

By Allen Pierleoni

If your travels should take you to the mountain town of Truckee on Jan. 27, give a thought to the inaugural Beer & Food Festival. It's planned from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dragonfly restaurant/sushi bar.

Small-plate dishes will be paired with six Mammoth Brewing Co. specialty beers at "beer stations" throughout the restaurant ( Socialize, nosh and drink, then repeat.

Mammoth brew master Sean Turner will be on hand to answer questions and explain the art of brewing. Also: live music and a raffle.

"Sean Turner approaches beer like I approach food - in a very creative, fun way," said Dragonfly owner/chef Billy McCullough. "The casual station set-up will offer guests a cool way to mingle."

The menu will include beer-battered smoked-salmon sushi roll, hoisin-braised shortrib and sage-cured pork tenderloin.

Tickets are $28 at the door or at (530) 587-0557. Dragonfly is at 10118 Donner Pass Road, Truckee;

Call The Bee's Allen Pierleoni at (916) 321-1128.

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