Sneaky Suds, Shrimp Boils and Swedish Chefs

There are plenty of events coming up for beer geeks, foodies and chef groupies over the next few weeks. Here are our picks.

• Head to Memphis Taproom for a preview taste of Ommegang Adoration, a “strong Belgian-style dark ale brewed with spices.” Ommegang reps will be on site to answer your questions. Wednesday, August 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.

• Kensington’s Greensgrow Farms and chef Corbin Evans will host a shrimp boil fundraiser to commemorate the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which will benefit the the Brandhursts, a Louisiana shrimping family whose hard times are chronicled in the NY Times. In addition to the shrimp and red beans and rice, there will be beer from Philadelphia Brewing Company, friend chicken from Meme, slaw from London Grill and bread pudding from Standard Tap, plus $25 a person. Sunday, August 24, 4 to 8 p.m. Email to RSVP.

• Swedish chef Marcus Samuelsson - who, during the brief period of time when Starr liked to hire New York chefs to open his Philly restaurants, was in charge of the kitchen at the now-defunct Washington Square - will host a fundraiser dinner, cooking demo and book-signing on September 15, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the International House. General admission tickets go on sale September 1 at 9:00 am. and can be purchased online. Single tickets are $80 or $150 per pair with proceeds going towards International House. Here’s the menu:

Hors D’oeuvres

Spicy Dill Popcorn | Salmon Ceviche with Soy Jelly | Boiled New Potatoes with Salmon Roe Vinaigrette | Chorizo-Style Meatballs with Tomatilla-Avocado Salsa | Vegetable Fritters with Chili Mayo


Corn Pancakes with Chili-Covered Gravlax


Lemon-Poached Venison Loin with Caramelized Salsify and Carrots


Red Berry Cobbler with Curry Sabayon

International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St.; 215-387-5125

Sneaky Suds, Shrimp Boils and Swedish Chefs