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The Match Up! Beer vs. Wine—.Luau Style

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by Kristi Maier

The crew at 1703 Restaurant & Catering is continuing with their 2nd Sunday Supper, this time with a rematch of their Beer v. Wine Dinner. The dinner will be paired with a Luau as Chef Curtis Hackaday roasts a whole pig. The event is this Sunday, September 11 at 6:30pm.
A previous dinner had guests judging how five courses paired with beers from Mystery Brewing of Hillsborough versus some hand-picked wine selections. Overall, it was a tie. So it only makes sense for a rematch. “I’ll continue to do the ‘versus dinners’ because I want both beer and wine drinkers to come. It seems to bring a happy discussion to the table,” Hackaday says.
As for the Luau theme, it just seems natural. Hackaday says Hawaii is near and dear to him as he lived there for four years as a child. “It has had the most impact on my style of cooking. Visions of whole ducks and sides of pork in the window at a mall eatery are still entrenched in my memory. Hawaiian food is a melting pot of the Pacific and a Luau is their version of a party or feast so this should be a lot of fun.”

Hackaday has already given his new Latin-style pig roaster a trial run by cooking a suckling pig and handing out free pork sandwiches. Everyone who endured the heat to see the unveiling and tasting of the pig says it was fantastic. Hackaday is arguably one of the most creative chefs in the Triad and we’re sure this event will be no less impressive.
Seating is limited, $55 per person. Call for reservations (336) 725-5767.

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