Communal Consumption: A Dinner and Bottle Share at The Trattoria in Saint James

The Trattoria Saint James Brook Trout

Brook Trout w/ Parsnip & Radish

Monday July 13th there will be a Dinner and Bottle Share at the Trattoria in Saint James and it is going to be great! The dinner is set up as a chef’s tasting menu consisting of five courses. The Trattoria is BYOB so that means attendees dive into their cellars (essentially beer hoards if you didn’t know) and bring some real gems to share with everyone.

We (Alicia + Kevin) were lucky enough to attend the last dinner, a truly enjoyable evening of tasty food and rare beer. The seating was communal and so was the atmosphere. Patrons got up and poured samples of what they brought for others in the room, shared stories about beers they had tried and of course commented on how these stellar cellar selections paired with the menu.

The brews poured were varied. We sampled some wonderful homebrew, 2010 Bourbon County Vanilla, 2012 Dark Lord (a beer that people line up to get), 2010 110K+OT, Cantillon Vigneronne (which we brought back from Japan of all places) and so many more. The food didn’t play second fiddle to all of this fine beer. Highlights included a dish of Orecchiette with House Made Sausage and Pesto, Black and Tan Duck and Brook Trout with Black Barley, Parsnips and Radish. The entire menu built as each of the four savory courses were served to the finale of a Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart which was accented with salted caramel. Trust us when we say everyone left The Trattoria satisfied after their meal.

The menu this time around is no less impressive and we are sure will be just as delicious. Attendees will once again reach into their stash and bring some amazing beers to share. If you are a fan of fine food and drink we suggest you make sure to secure your seat at The Trattoria’s Dinner and Bottle Share. To reserve a seat and for more information including the menu for Monday July 13th head over to Eventbrite.

The Trattoria is located at 532 N Country Rd, St James, NY 11780


Orecchiette w/ House Made Sausage & Pesto