We're past the midway point in the year-long Province Ale Company project, and we're celebrating with a hearty combination.
First up, the beer. Brewer Ragged Jordan (aka Ben Potts) has made a Brown Stout. Brewed with a large percentage of Brown Malt, Ragged's Brown Stout clocks in at a modest 4.5% ABV and a hoppy 70 IBUs. It's deep brown, with big toasty notes of espresso and hazelnut.
In the kitchen, Chef Joseph Arsenault (aka Dennis Marcoux) has whipped up a traditional Oysters Rockefeller, first served at Antoine's in New Orleans around the turn of the century. They'll be stuffed with parsley, celery, green onion, Parmesan cheese and – in place of absinthe – Noble Rot. Wood-grilled, of course.