North Coast Brewing Company (official Oregon Coast Jazz Party brew) hosts a Brew Master Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club (750 SE Bay Boulevard in Newport) to benefit the Oregon Coast Jazz Party. Starting at 6:30 p.m., North Coast’s fine artisan beers will be paired with cuisine by Newport's Clearwater Restaurant.
The Oregon Coast Jazz Party celebrates 14 years of jazz this year! Set for Oct. 6-8, this event brings world-class jazz to the central Oregon coast in the “jazz party” format, which means that visiting musicians will appear in different combinations at different times, known as "sessions," over the course of the jazz party. Performances are held at the Newport Performing Arts Center and the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, both in Newport, Oregon.
North Coast Brewing's Old Rasputin Russian imperial stout and renowned Belgian style abbey ale, Brother Thelonious, will be served with cheeses at the pre-dinner reception.
Dinner begins with a port wine poached-pear salad with Humble Fog cheese, baby mâche, and a balsamic reduction, followed by a pan-seared scallop with vanilla-infused yams and brown butter orange sauce. The main course of braised boneless short ribs will be served with fresh corn polenta, heirloom carrots, and merlot demi-glace, and a brownie sundae dessert wraps up the dinner.
Featured North Coast artisan brews include the Le Merle saison farmhouse ale, Red Seal ale, and the Cranberry Quince Berliner Weiss.
A special opportunity will be available to all residents coming from Toledo. The charter boat Umatilla II will leave from the downtown Toledo dock at 5 p.m. and deliver the diners to the Yacht Club. The boat will then take the guests back to Toledo after the fundraiser. There is no charge for the boat ride but reservations are required, at 541-265-2787.
All reservations, dinner and boat, must be made in advance by calling the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, the founding organization of the Jazz Party. Call 541-265-2787 for details. Limited seating is available for the Brewmaster Dinner; cost per person is $65; deadline for reservations is Oct. 2.
Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is the organizational sponsor of the international event, and partners with local businesses and more than 60 volunteers in the production of the jazz party.
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