Bendigo’s beer appreciaters will gather this Saturday night for an event set to pair craft beer with fine food.
The Bendigo Beer Progressive Dinner will see some of the region’s best produce matched with beers from Woodend’s Holgate brewery and Abbotsford brewer Moondog.
It’s the second time the beer-influenced dinner has been held as part of Good Beer Week celebrations across the state.
The three-course, three-restaurant event is being held at Bouchon, The Woodhouse, and the Hotel Shamrock.
The Woodhouse owner and head chef Paul Pitcher said it was a reflection of the changing tastes of diners.
He said that since opening the restaurant early last year, he had seen more customers asking for different varieties of beers.
“Our whole range has changed to more smaller, craft beers,” Mr Pitcher said.
“People come for an experience – they want to sit down and enjoy a really nice drink with their meal.
“And that’s not only a good wine but also really good beers.”
Bendigo Beer’s organisers said the progressive dinner offered a taste for everyone.
“The resurgence of Bendigo’s food scene has been massive over the past few years,” event host Trevor Birks said. “It’s been the exact same for craft beers.”
Limited tickets are still available for the progressive dinner, with details at www.bendigobeer.com.au