The Chefs of Isis Restaurant and Music Hall in West Asheville served up an amazing four course beer dinner with an outstanding show to help celebrate 10 great years of Pisgah Brewing (…and to help kick off Mardi Gras a little early). We had the pleasure of attending on Sunday evening, and snapped a few pictures along the way.
The menu included a pairing that started sweet, with a peach nehi marinated beef and a belgian ale. Next up were the ‘pork wings’ – one riblet and one pork belly – presented with Pisgah’s infamously fruity Red Devil Ale. A sweet Blood orange and kumquat conch ceviche was tempered with the bitterness of Pisgah’s IPA. Finishing up the evening was a sweet, strong stout. This was a unique opportunity for the chef’s at Isis to shine, and shine they did. Whether it’s Sunday Brunch or a Date Night Dinner they seem to always get it right.
As dinner ended, the sold out show featuring Primate Fiasco and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band cranked up. At first glance Primate Fiasco took the stage with the look of an old fashioned New Orleans dixieland street band, but their sound was more like a rave DJ mashing-up house beats with 60′s folk lyrics over sousaphone bass line. Primate Fiasco did a great job of getting everyone loosened up and in the mood for the headlining act, the The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. There’s no other way to say it, but the DDBB came out and crushed it. Their funky sound had everyone dancing and having way more fun than we should have for a cold Sunday night.
The night wasn’t all Dionysian debauchery – Josh Stack, founder of F.A.T.E. (Funding America Through Entertainment) was on hand collecting coats and canned goods to help fellow Ashevillians in need. All in all, it was a great night out at the Isis Restaurant. If you didn’t get a chance to attend the dinner or the show, we recommend you check out the big Bike Love event for Asheville on Bikes later this week.
Here’s a little recap of the evening….