On the beer front, though I was delighted to see Hitachino's "XH" and Midas Touch for dessert, I was blown away by grapefruit brightness in Stone Brewing Co.'s dark, bitter Sublimely Self-Righteous, and the Belgian-style, caramel-y but bone dry Goose Island "Pere Jacques."
Hoss has hosted other special Persian dinners and I hope will throw plenty more. Check their website's event page for future dinners. Or go for dinner or lunch to sample Hoss' heartwarming cooking paired with Reza Esmali's Middle Eastern-influenced cocktail menu (there's a classic cocktail list, too) or Nocifera's wine list. Monk's Kettle is thankfully always ready to pour one of these fine or other equally exciting, and often, rare, beers.
Here was the Persian Pub Grub menu ($75 per person, including all pairings):
Sumac Couscous Salad with Dungeness Crab
Victory, “Prima” Pilsner, US| Yarden, Brut Traditional, Galilee Israel
Caspian Seafood Stew with Mussels, Cod, Sturgeon and Black Garlic aioli
Hitachino “XH” Ibaraki Japan | Niepoort Codega "Tiara", Blanco, Portugal
Chicken Wings “Fessenjoon” with Pomegranate Walnut Sauce
Stone, “Sublimely self-righteous” Ale, US | Coroa Godello, Valdeorras, Spain
Persian Chili “Ghormeh Sabzi” with Spicy Lamb Sausage
Goose Island, “Pere Jacques” Belgian Style Ale, US | Borsao Garnacha "Tres Picos", Campo de Borja, Spain
“Faloodeh” Lime Sorbet with Rice Noodles and Pistachios
Dog Fish Head, “Midas Touch” Ancient Ale, Milton US