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Bavarian-Style Beer Pairing Feast Coming to Restaurant Cerise

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Restaurant Cerise, applauded for its European cuisine with a modern flair, is kicking off a series of seasonal tasting menus on Tuesday, March 10. The first feast at the Bryn Mawr restaurant will feature classic German dishes paired with German beers.

The special Bavarian Tasting Menu will include many childhood favorites of Cerise Chef Ben Thomas, who grew up in Germany. Thomas, a classic-French trained chef, attended L’Academie de Cuisine, where he studied under Michelin star chef Gerard Pangaud

His experience includes working in kitchens around the world as well as at two of the Philadelphia area’s top restaurants, Lacroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel and Sycamore in Lansdowne.

Chef Thomas’s fantastic five-course menu will include:

Chicken liver mousse, with cognac, quince and thyme

Paired with Schneider Weisse Hopfenweisse

Bockwurst, with sauerkraut, hot mustard and juniper berry

Paired with Augustiner Brau Edelstoff

Jager Schnitzel, with spaetzle, wild mushrooms and chervil

Paired with Schneider Weisse Aventinus

Venison, with semelknodel, red cabbage and huckleberry

Paired with Weihenstephaner Korbinian Doppelbock

Apfelkuchen, with ginger, lemon and cinnamon ice cream

Paired with house-made gluhwein

Seatings for the one-night-only menu, being offered for $65 per person, will be from 5–10 p.m. Reserve your place online or via phone. 1011 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-4400, www.restaurantcerise.com