Business: Belgian Beer at Lulu, Craft Beer at Indian Wells, Romance at Baker House

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Lulu Kitchen and Bar in Sag Harbor. Courtesy photo

Five-Course Dinner Shines Spotlight on Belgian Beer

Without a doubt, Belgian beer has a very distinct taste and presentation, unlike anything from Germany, Ireland or the United States.

There is a reason for that — and it’s all in the yeast.

Allegedly, the Belgian fermentation agent gives the country’s beer a fruity, spicy, or earthy flavor — a palate that will complement Lulu Kitchen and Bar’s upcoming five-course Belgian beer dinner on Thursday, January 31, starting at 6 p.m.

The meal begins with Mussel Consommé and Sea Urchin Raviolo with grilled lemon, paired with Wittekerke Authentic Belgian White, followed by Woodfired and Drunken Quail with cous cous and grapes, paired with Piraat Triple Ale.

The third course is Roasted Venison Chop with Parsley Root Mousseline, sweet and sour cranberry, crispy Brussels sprouts and royal sauce — paired with Gulden Draak 9000 Quad — followed by a surprise course featuring Chimay cheese.

Dessert concludes the dinner with White Chocolate and Cherry Clafoutis with brown sugar buttermilk ice cream and Huckleberry coulis, rounded out by Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale.

The cost for the evening is $65, plus tax and gratuity, and reservations are recommended.

The Sag Harbor hot spot — featuring an open kitchen centered by a wood-burning grill — will also feature $1 Montauk pearl and Peconic gold oysters from Mondays through Thursdays, 25-percent off bottles of wine every Wednesday, and a three-course dinner prix fixe for $29.95 on Sundays through Thursdays.

Appetizers include a choice between escargots tartine, tomato soup, or Bibb lettuce with avocado and white balsamic dressing, followed by a main course of poulet frites, Margarita pizza, or pappardelle Bolognese. For dessert, finish off the meal with either crème brûlée or profiteroles.

Lulu Kitchen and Bar is located at 126 Main Street in Sag Harbor. For more information, call (631) 725-0900 or visit lulusagharbor.com.

Indian Wells Tavern Kicks Off Craft Beer Series

Beer lovers and countrymen, lend the Indian Wells Tavern your ears.

Starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, January 25, the Amagansett dive pub will host its first-ever Craft Beer Tap Night, bringing in some of the most sought-after and exclusive brews in the Northeast — from Grimm Artisanal Ales of Brooklyn to Maine Beer Company of Freeport, not to mention local beer legends like the Montauk Brewing Company.

“We hope you will join us in kicking off our monthly craft beer series,” a press release said. “We look forward to introducing the local East End community to some of the finest taps from around the U.S.”

Smokin’ Wolf BBQ will serve up complementary food and local musicians will provide the entertainment, with various prize giveaways throughout the night.

“The first 30 attendees will even be given Montauk Brew Co. goodie bags,” the release said. “The catch? We can’t really figure it out. For only $6 a beer, you won’t see this anywhere else on Long Island.”

Indian Wells Tavern is located at 177 Main Street in Amagansett. For more information, visit indianwellstavern.com.

A room at the Baker House in East Hampton. Courtesy photo

Baker House 1650 Sets the Scene for Romance

Baker House 1650, located at 181 Main Street in East Hampton, is pouring on the love this Valentine’s Day week.

From February 11 to 15, the inn will offer a special Romance Package, to include a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, a couple’s Swedish massage and one hour of private use in the Baker Spa, and a late 1 p.m. checkout.

Weekday rates start at $1,060, or $1,217 on the weekends, for a two-night stay. Guests must use the promo code “WinterDiscount” to receive the package, and 24-hour advanced booking is required.

For more information, call (631) 324-4081 or visit bakerhouse1650.com.

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