Brabo Pits Beer Against Wine, Fiancé Against Fiancée

Does beer still play second fiddle to wine when it comes to pairing with food?

Old Town Alexandria's Brabo is throwing down the gastronomic gauntlet and hosting a Beer Vs. Wine dinner March 10 at 7 p.m.

Brabo wine director Leah Dedmon will face off with Brasserie Beck beer director Thor Cheston to see who can better pair four courses of chef Robert Wiedmaier's cooking. The competition should be a friendly one — Dedmon and Cheston are engaged.

The diners will decide if beer or wine was the better match. Check out the menu on Brabo's site.

The dinner is $95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Contact Martina Buenaventura at 571.482.3308 or for reservations and info.