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Sean Adams Recipe: Beer Cheese Soup

22 Apr

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As promised, I’ll be sharing all of the recipes from our chefs who participated in the Oxford Craft Beer Fest this weekend. Kicking things off is a Beer Cheese Soup from Sean Adams from Honey Bee Bakery.

There will be more recipes to come throughout the day. Enjoy, and be sure to visit all of the chefs at their restaurants. Send in your photos if you make any of the recipes at home.

Beer Cheese Soup from Chef Sean Adams at Honey Bee Bakery

  • 3 yellow onions medium dice
  • 4 carrots peeled, medium dice
  • 4 stalks celery, peeled, medium dice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic purée
  • 1/2 lb. cubed butter
  • 1c. all purpose flour
  • 6 cups milk
  • 5 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 12-oz. beers at room temp (Sean used Back Forty Beer Co. Kudzu porter here)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika

Sauté vegetables and garlic on medium heat for 5 minutes. Add butter, melt, mix, add flour and mix well. Slowly whisk in milk, 1 cup at a time, whisking the whole time until thick. Whisk in cheese a little bit at a time until mixed well. Add beer slowly, whisking, being careful not to make too frothy, until all is added. Simmer for 90 minutes, purée, and add salt, pepper and paprika. Refrigerate uncovered overnight to set up. Serve the next day.

Yield: 1 gallon

 

The Oxford Beer Fest’s VIP Chef/Beer Pairing area was organized by EatingOxford.com. If you’d like information on how to hold a similar event at your venue, contact Liz@EatingOxford.com.

April 20-21: Oxford Beer Festival

10 Apr

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We are mere days away from the Oxford Craft Beer Festival, which will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, at Colonel’s Quarters at Castle Hill.

I have a special interest in the event since I’m organizing the VIP area, which involves six Oxford chefs being teamed up with craft brewers to create unique dishes that either integrate or pair with craft beers. All VIP ticket holders have access to the general admission area as well, and will have access to special brews, complimentary food and water/soda, and entrance into the festival one hour early (at noon).

Also happening in the VIP area will be a silent auction featuring beer-themed items as well as items donated from local Oxford businesses such as RockIT Computer Solutions, Sweet Cheeks, Deal’s Auto Repair, Lafayette Carpet Cleaning and more.

Some things to know before you go (for all ticket holders):

  • Online ticket sales are ending soon.
  • There are only 100 VIP tickets available per day.
  • Ticket prices increase by $10 at the door.
  • There should be enough free parking, but for those who would like a ride to the event, there will be a shuttle going to/from the JCPenney parking lot ($10 fee).
  • There will be some fun gifts/crafts for purchase at the event, so don’t forget to bring some extra pocket change with you.

Check out the Oxford Beer Festival site for event information and ticket comparison. General admission is $35/pp/day and VIP admission is $75/pp/day.

Find out more about the VIP chefs in the videos below.

Tim Woodard from Little Easy Express Lunches and Catering (Cooking Sunday, April 21)

Sam Thamutok from Rice & Spice (Cooking Saturday, April 20)

Sean Adams from Honey Bee Bakery (Cooking Saturday, April 20)

Erika Lipe from Lenora’s (Cooking Saturday and Sunday)

Jon Myrick from Proud Larry’s (Cooking Sunday, April 21)

Rob Ray from McEwen’s (Cooking Saturday, April 20)

Do You Like Beer?

7 Feb

beer fest flyer

You’ve waited and waited, wondering if a beer festival would ever come to Oxford….Well, the wait is over!

The Oxford Craft Beer Festival will be held on April 20 and 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Colonel’s Quarters at Castle Hill. More than 140 craft beers will be sampled along with food, live music, games and more.

Brewmasters from near and far will be on hand to answer questions and participate in special demonstrations created exclusively for this event.

VIP ticket holders will gain access to the exclusive VIP Lounge hosted by EatingOxford.com, where brewmasters and local chefs will team up to prepare dishes that incorporate craft brews. This is something you won’t want to miss!

Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, secure your tickets for an event that’s sure to sell out. General admission is $35/day; VIP is $75/day.

Note: A shuttle and discounted designated driver tickets are also available.

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