It was a pretty lovely night as we cherished the closed of summer with one more outdoor dinner.
This pilsner, Tilted Smile, by Unita Brewing with its rich malt flavors went perfectly with a dish of braised chicken, onions, capers and parsley, with white wine vinegar. A recipe from Luce, voted one of Bon Appetite's top ten new restaurants of 2012.
I am so turned on by the beer and food being produced in the south and northwest. Unita is is in Salt Lake City, Utah, Luce in Portland, Oregon.
Tilted Smile is in the Crooked Line, a series of beers produced by Unita Brewing which started up in 1993. Their distinctive graphics and commitment to earth friendly practices, they brew with only wind and solar power, set them apart. And so far I would say their beers are very good, we are anxious to try more.
Luce in Portland, Oregon "is the second restaurant from chef John Taboada and his wife, Giovanna Parolari," their first is perpetual favorite Navarre. "If Navarre's Italian food is simple, Luce's is bare-bones, almost monastic in its affinity for stripping dishes down to their essential ingredients." I truly love this type of food. It gained them a spot in Bon Appetite's top ten new restaurants for 2012. The recipe, which you can find here, was irresistible and very easy to make.
The peas are my recipe, pancetta, shallots browned and then sauteed with frozed baby sweet peas. Simple and delicious.
The beer is an Imperial Pilsner, which means it has rich flavors, lots of malt and sometimes intense bitterness, not so with this one; it was very balanced and flavorful from start to finish. The browned flavors of the chicken and onion along with the bright flavors of the parsley, capers and vinegar were a match made in heaven.
2140 E Burnside St
1722 South Fremont Drive
Salt Lake City, UT