As Palm Springs experiences record-breaking temperatures, “refreshing” food and beverage selections can make a hot day seem just a bit cooler.
And arguably, there’s nothing like the first sip of an ice-cold beer to bring you a thirst-quenching chill.
Executive Chef Gregorio Calderin at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs couldn’t agree more.
Calderin will coordinate the Chef’s Table Feast including beer pairings to kick off the Ace’s fourth annual “Beer Culture: Craft Beer Weekend,” Aug. 28-29.
Events are scheduled over the two days, and include a pool party with craft beer vendors from across Southern California. La Quinta Brewing, Hangar 24, and Modern Times Beer, to name a few, will be on hand for tastings from 3-10 p.m. Aug. 29. Live musical poolside acts will include Butch Walker, Brian Whelan, The Drowning Men and some additional special guests.
Calderin is excited about this particular beer tasting extravaganza. “It’s a great event. This year will be awesome,” he says.
This year’s Mexican themed, Prix Fixe Suggestions:
Salmon Ceviche, Avocado, Crushed Corn Nuts
Summer Bean Salad, Green Goddess Dressing, Crispy Shallots
Hanger Steak, Crushed Fingerling Potatoes, Salsa Verde
Mushrooms Enchilada, Queso, Huitlacoche Crema
Brownie, Cinnamon Ice Cream, Salted Caramel
Calderin and his staff will team with Stone Brewing Co, based out of Escondido, which will provide select beers for each course. Stone Brewing’s year ‘round releases include Palm Ale, Delicious IPA, Go To IPA, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA and their bottled Stone Ruination Double IPA — all potential contenders to be enjoyed with Calderin’s menu.
Calderin’s favorite Stone product: “The Stone Smoked Porter because the flavor is unique and it will blend well with my dessert choice.”
“Beer Culture Craft Beer Weekend,” Ace Hotel & Swim Club, 701 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 760-325-9900; www.acehotel.com/beer