Dinner Out: The Church Brewing Company
By Scott Campbell
Okay – put on your Sunday best and get to the church on time because you really don’t want to miss a minute of this fantastic new eating and drinking establishment now open in Wolfville. If you’ve been in Wolfville in the last few months you probably noticed the amazing transformation that happened at the former United Church on Main Street. After eagerly waiting for the doors to open I was able to join some friends for a fantastic evening of food and drink at the Church Brewing Company. Here are some of the amazing menu items that we tried.
We enjoyed some small plates to start out the evening. Our first treats were the awesome “righteous wings.” I got salt and pepper wings with some hot sauce on the side. So good. The crispy outside and tender, juicy meat inside was a hit at our table and the sauce was just the right amount of heat.
However, the vegetarians among us were not to be outdone. The next dish was the delicious crispy broccoli with tahini dressing. The broccoli was dipped in a delicious batter and deep fried to a crispy perfection. The tahini dressing was perfect with the rich earthy taste of the hot broccoli. This is definitely a small plates choice I would encourage you to try.
For our main courses we first tried the “matriarch’s chowder.” The description for this dish says “not your mother’s chowder.” I thought that was a bold statement, given the fact that my mother makes a wicked good chowder. However, they’re right. Sorry Mom, but this rich and creamy seafood chowder was brimming with fresh plump portions of delicious seafood and served alongside house-made pretzels. Divine.
Our other main course was the “glory bowl.” Richly flavoured brown rice is stacked with bok choy, pickled matchstick carrots, cucumber, Grafton Greens shoots, avocado mash and “goddess dressing.” Heavenly.
The portions are hearty at this great new addition to Wolfville, so bring you appetite. The beer on tap changes daily – I got the Cellar Slammer when I was there – and you’ll soon be able to try even more freshly-brewed beer as their own brewery nears completion. I’m definitely going to be going back to the Church Brewing Company soon to try more of the delicious options on their dynamic menu. Cheers.
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