While half of Foobooz is actually in Belgium trying their delicious beers firsthand, the rest of us will have to settle for local tastings of Belgian beers. Chick’s Cafe still has a few tickets left for its Trappist Cornucopia event tonight, a tasting of the Trappist ales of Belgium. Full details and contact info after the jump…

Trappist Cornucopia

A Spiritual Experience

Monday, May 19th, 2008, 7:30PM

The Trappist beers of Belgium are amongst the most highly regarded and sought-after brews in the world. These wonderfully rich beers from the likes of Rochefort, Westmalle, Achel, Chimay and Orval have inspired a truly devoted following around the world. Come join world-renowned importer and beer connoisseur, Dan Shelton, for a guided tasting tour of select examples from all of the Belgian monastic breweries. We will also delve into the rarely explored topic of monastic wines and liqueurs, with intriguing samples from Monasterio de la Olivia (Spain), Kloster Abtei Mariawald (Germany) and the Heiligenkreuz Monastery (Austria).

An illuminating evening with revelations for even the most well seasoned veterans of Trappist beer drinking is in store. We will enjoy several world classic beers, fascinating wines and liqueurs, as well as frank insights on the history and current realities of brewing behind the abbey walls. An accompanying cheese and snack plate from Chef Jim Piano, a Belgian mussels cooking demonstration by local actor and Chef Adam Gertler, as well as additional (potable) surprises courtesy of bartender Jon Medlinsky, will round out this very special evening.

$65 per person

(price does not include tax or gratuity)

RSVP to 215.625.3700