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Cape May – Lewes Ferry Hosts Second Ferry Beer Dinner; Features Fine Food, Ferry Fun, and Craft Selections from Tuckahoe Brewery
By JSalmon on 01/29/2015:  

 

Cape May – Lewes Ferry Hosts Second Ferry Beer Dinner
Features Fine Food, Ferry Fun, and Craft Selections from Tuckahoe Brewery; Seating Limited
 
(Cape May, NJ) Start your Valentine’s weekend off early with a Friday night beer lovers’ dinner at the Ferry terminal featuring the best of southern New Jersey craft beer selections! Enjoy a full-course dinner complete with Tuckahoe Brewery’s specially crafted selections on February 13, 2015 when the Cape May-Lewes Ferry hosts its second “Ferry Beer Dinner.”   This unique dinner and beer pairing delight will be held inside the Sunset Lounge of the Cape May Ferry Terminal. The cost for the all-inclusive dinner, which begins with the Chef’s Selection of Hors d’ oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., is $50 per person.
 
“Our first beer pairing dinner with Cape May Brewing Company was a resounding success,” said Kevin Cliggett, Cape May Terminal Manager, noting that it was sold out in advance of the event. “Our customers really enjoyed the evening and the discussion of the craft beer selections. This second event is going to be extra special as Tuckahoe Brewery is creating a new craft brew selection to be paired with the dessert. It’s a dessert course you definitely won’t want to miss!”
 
The Ferry Beer Flight dinners are beer’s equivalent to wine tastings. The focus of the Beer Flight Dinners is both to showcase Cape May Terminal as a special event venue and to help promote the regional craft brewing industry.
 
Festivities kick off at 5:30 PM with a reception, including Chef's Selection of Hors d' oeuvres with “cocktail" tastings of Tuckahoe Brewery’s Reeds Bay IPA and Dennis Creek Pale Ale. The reception is followed by Pan Roasted Cod Fish Cake Oreganato with Tomato Basil Fondue and a salad course featuring Arugula, Radicchio, Spinach, Crispy Prosciutto, Parmesan Crouton – both paired with Anglesea Irish Red.
 
The main entrée includes Braised Lamb Shank Jardiniere, Basmati Rice & Lentils paired with Steelmantown Porter. 
 
To conclude the dinner, enjoy Viennese Apple Strudel with Caramel Sauce paired with Hazelnut Beer. Tuckahoe Brewery is crafting this special beer specifically for this event.  Cliggett added that a Tuckahoe Brewery representative will attend the event to discuss the various beer styles served at the dinner.  Chef John Schlaner will also be on hand to talk about how he planned the courses to complement each beer.
 
Space is limited to ensure a great experience! Due to the anticipated popularity of the event, reservations are required. To reserve tickets for this special beer dinner or the upcoming one on March 13 with Flying Fish Brewing Company, please contact our Guest Services Department at 1-800-643-3779 (FERRY) during the 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday to reserve your space. 
 
About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 43 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2014, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at www.CMLF.com, or call toll free, 800-643-3779. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.
 
BeerDinner3:  Bartender Steve Moore prepares glasses of Cape May Brewery’s famed “Devil’s Reach” at the Ferry’s first Beer Dinner held on January 16.
 
BeerDinner2:  Happy customers offer a toast at the Ferry’s first Beer Dinner, which featured craft selections from Cape May Brewing Company.