In preparation for our May issue, I brunched at Matt the Miller's Tavern a few times doing research for our feature on build-your-own Bloody Marys. The menu there is good but fairfly straightforward, so I was intrigued and impressed to learn about their new series of beer dinners, where specially created multicourse menus are paired with interesting craft brews.

Each rather ambitious monthly menu is inspired by a different type of beer, and April's is centered around beers from Norwegian brewery Nogne O. It sounds pretty neat:

APPETIZER

Housemade Pretzell Bites with a Nogne O Imperial Brown Mustard sauce.

Paired with Nogne O Imperial Brown

FIRST COURSE

Salmon Gravlax Flatbread: Potato lefse flatbread topped with creamy apple mousse, Scandinavian-style cured salmon gravlax, candied lemon peel and baby watercress.

Paired with Nogne O Saison.

MAIN COURSE

Braised Lamb Pot Roast: Lamb osso bucco slow braised with onions, potatoes and juniper, served with natural jus, Scandinavian-style red cabbage and lingonberry sauce.

Paired with Nogne O Sunternbrew.

DESSERT

Nogne O Chocolate Tiramisu: Norwegian-style waffles dipped in Nogne O Porter syrup, layered between dark chocolate and vanilla marscapone mousses.

Paired with Nogne O Porter.

Matt the Miller's Nogne O Beer Dinner is on Monday, April 23. Tickets are $50 per person, call 614-754-1026.

Matt the Miller's Tavern

1400 Grandview Ave., Grandview

614-754-1026