Enjoy All But The Spreadsheet At Beneluxx

Adam Erace enjoys the “gruyere grotto” that is Beneluxx. But that stinking menu.

Typing paper and plastic slipcovers aside, the menu reads like a left-brain love letter from a Wharton finance major, formatted into an Excel spreadsheet and flavored with alcohol-by-volume ratios, Wine Spectator scores, cacao percentages and metric measures. Wordiness is an issue too. Sure, it’s cool that the milkshake-thick la serena cheese comes from a Spanish breed of sheep prized for their viscous milk, and that Rouge HazelNut Brown Nectar Ale uses both crystal 80 and crystal 135 malts in its recipe. But is it really pertinent information?

Lap of Luxxury [Philadelphia Weekly]
Beneluxx Tasting Room [Official Site]