It seems strange for an Italian restaurant to host a Celebration of Beer Dinner after all, arent Italians wine people? Yes and no, according to Italian native and chef Igor Rosi of Simposio Ristorante. Although Italy is famous for its amazing wines, beer also plays an important culinary role in the cuisine of my country, he says in a press release. Besides enjoying a beer on a hot day or at a soccer match, it is wonderful to cook with. You can check out Rosis delicious busting of the Italians are wine people myth in the form of a five-course meal including beer-infused creations such as bresaola (salted-beef) dried with a reduction of beer, spaghetti with dark beer pancetta and carbonara and risotto flambé with red beer. Well drink to (and with) that. Cheers. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Simposio Ristorante, 8401 Westheimer, Suite 190. The Beer Dinners are served today through Saturday, January 19. Regular restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 5 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. Saturdays. For reservations and information, call 713-532-0550 or visit www.simposioristorante.com. $65.
Jan. 14-19, 2008