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Normandy Brie Soup with Fresh Black Truffles


Below is a recipe from the Big Beers dinner for Normandy Brie Soup.  The beer pairings are noted.  Since these beers have limited distribution, other suggested beer pairings are also listed.

-Dan Rabin

Beer Pairings:
Odell Double Pilsner (hoppy lager based on Bohemian Pilsner style, 8% abv)
Lost Abbey Lost & Found (Belgian-style Abbey Ale, 7.5% abv)

Other Pairing Suggestions:
Allagash Dubbel
New Belgium Abbey
North Coast Brother Thelonious
Ommegang Hennepin
Victory Hop Devil

American/New American
the Big Beers dinner
½ cup shallots
1 teaspoon garlic
2 cups dry white wine
2 ounces white truffle oil
2 quarts chicken stock
½ cup white roux
2 pounds brie cheese
½ cup Parmesan cheese
3 cups heavy cream
Salt and white pepper
Sliced black truffle
Fresh chervil
Sweat the shallots in the truffle oil (do not brown), add the white wine, garlic and reduce by half. Add the chicken stock and thicken with a roux. Add the brie cheese, Parmesan cheese and adjust the consistency. Strain the soup, add the cream and adjust the seasoning. Garnish with black truffle, truffle oil and sprig of fresh Chervil.
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