Grants, 977 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, hosts an all-Connecticut beer dinner Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Five courses will be paired with select beers from state breweries.
Passed hors d'oeuvres with Back East IPA, made with mosaic hops
Kale salad with pork belly, Beltane Farms goat cheese, pumpkin seeds, mustard seed dressing (Cambridge House Kolsch)
Spiced salmon with native honey lavender glaze, green lentils, local apples ( Olde Burnside Penny Weiz Ale)
Handmade sweet potato raviolo, amaretto cookie, crushed hazelnuts, sage brown butter (City Steam Naughty Nurse)
Braised veal, smoked barley, cocoa, grilled shiitake mushrooms, Brussels leaves (Back East Porter)
Local apple upside down cake, cranberry apple butter, Octoberfest sabayon, maple ice cream, candied walnuts (Hooker Octoberfest)
Cost is $65, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 860-236-1930, billygrant.com.