Manna will host a collaboration dinner and beer pairing Thursday with special guests from Fullsteam Brewery of Durham.
As fate would have it, Kyle Lee McKnight, a former manna team member, has taken the reigns as Fullsteam’s executive chef.
Manna proprietor William Mellon said the dinner is a celebration of his longtime friendship with Fullsteam owner Sean Lily Wilson, and McKnight, and their love of beer and food.
Both Wilson and McKnight are recipients of Good Food Awards, the only national initiative recognizing craft food producers who excel in both taste and sustainability.
Fullsteam Brewery brews traditional and experimental beers, often incorporating local farmed goods, heirloom grains and seasonal botanicals.
The dinner will showcase four brews paired with four dishes. The cost is $55 per person, which includes a parting gift. Tapas and brews are also available for à la carte purchase.
Featured beers include: Steak Knives Imperial Coffee Stout, 12 Volt Kettle Sour IPA, Brumley Forest Baltic Porter and Lucky Straw Farmhouse Ale.
“Rumor has it that Sean will be in attendance to increase the level of merriment, intellect and handsomeness,” said Mellon.
Manna is located at 123 Princess St. in downtown Wilmington.
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