Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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Beer Week: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Gertrude's

  • Gertrude's 1201 North Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ, 85008 United States (map)

Gertrude’s invites guests to follow them down the rabbit hole for tea-infused rare beers paired with whimsical fare featuring Huss Brewing Co. and THAT Brewery. Dress up in your finest tea attire and come for a family friendly, four-course tea on Saturday, February 18 from 3-5 p.m. Cost is $40++. Kids are $20++ without the tea infused beer. A kid’s menu is also available. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Call 480.719.8600 to reserve your place. A credit card is required to reserve a space.  

caterpillar | passed hors d’oeuvres
pheasant and foie gras terrine
tea sandwiches
clarrisa’s savory macaroon
Huss Brewing – Scottsdale Blonde Lemon Spiced Tea
THAT Brewery Blonde Fog

course one
the white rabbit | down the rabbit hole
5 spice braised rabbit pie with carrot ginger coulis, candied carrot tops, shaved turnip and THAT trail ale chervil vinaigrette
THAT Brewery  – AZ Trail Ale Green Tea
THAT AZ Trail Ale infused with green tea leaves

course two
alice | blueberry “coffee cake”
ancho rubbed venison loin with mascarpone and parsnip puree with blueberry fluid gel, pine nut streusel and venison jus
Huss Brewing Koffee Chai Tea

course three
cheshire cat | the cheesy grin
triple cream brie baked in ‘timepiece’ phyllo with date compote
humboldt fog cheesecake with rye crust and smoked tomato jam
barely buzzed cheese with juicy fruit ale mustard 
Huss Brewing “Tropical” Juicy Fruit

 course four
queen of hearts | the end is nigh
Gertrude’s assortment of delectable desserts and petit fours
THAT Brewery Monson Cherry Mud Stout

Located just inside the Desert Botanical Garden, Gertrude’s offers diners top-quality seasonal menus and libations. Garden admission is not required to dine at Gertrude’s. Reservations can be made on Open Table (www.opentable.com) or by calling 480.719.8600. 

Earlier Event: February 18
Brews on the Block with Upwards Project
Later Event: February 18
Food Truck Picnic