Cape Cod Restaurant Week is the perfect time to kick back, relax and enjoy a perfectly prepared prix fixe meal. We can’t think of a better way to kick off the summer - except for accompanying that delicious meal with an ice cold brew. And when it comes to brews, no one does it better than longtime New England favorite Sam Adams.
When you think of Sam Adams, you probably think of the classic Boston Lager, the go-to for beer drinkers all over New England. But while you’re on the Cape this week, trying out new restaurants and enjoying old favorites, we want to make sure that you choose the beer that is perfect for your meal - whether it’s the Boston Lager or something a little different. Luckily, Sam Adams is here to help with their handy dandy food pairing guide!
Here’s how it works: You select the type of cuisine that you’ll be enjoying this Cape Cod Restaurant Week, along with a specific dish if you’d like, and they tell you which Sam Adams beer will pair best with it.
So, say you’re going to Scargo Cafe and want to start off your prix fixe experience with a half dozen fresh, local oysters. Plug that into the food pairing guide, and you’ll find that you should order the Sam Adams Cream Stout, their Noble Pils or the Alpine Spring, all of which will pair perfectly with your starter. Or if you’re headed out to Ciro & Sal’s, and think you’ll go for the pork tenderloin for your main course, you’ll see that they recommend the Black Lager, Thirteenth Hour Stout or the Irish Red.
If you haven’t fully mapped out your meal yet, but know that you want to pair it with an excellent beer, that works too! You can choose the type of beer that you like, and then plan your meal accordingly. Know you want to enjoy a Sam’s Summer Ale? Go with a Caesar salad or some kind of seafood - lobster, shrimp or salmon are among the recommendations. In the mood for a heavier Imperial Stout? Try lamb, bolognese or fried clams!
We could go on and on - it’s fun to see which of our favorite foods pair with all of these delicious beverage options - but we’ll leave it to you to find out your perfect pairing here.
To peruse the full list of participating restaurants, click here.