Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Brewers Night with Exit 33 Brewing Recap

Guests seated at the Brewers Table
BBQ and Brewers Night with Exit 33 Brewing, brewers table
It’s never easy writing a recap of our BBQ and Brewers Dinners without being too reflective or self-critical. Did we accomplish what we set out to achieve?  Did the food pair well enough with the beers?  Did the food stand up well enough on its own? OMG, WHAT HAVE WE DONE????

This event with Exit 33 Brewing really was a big challenge for us as we stepped away from our comfort zone by developing a bespoke 5-course pairing menu (see below) that we thought would best match the beautiful beers that Pete Roberts produces.  We dabbled in things like smoked and dried baby roma tomatoes, devilled eggs, smoked rainbow trout and pickled watermelon…all in the first course!  And we finished with a chilli pineapple carpaccio with smoked banana ice cream.  From where I was standing (in the kitchen, naturally) I saw a lot of smiling faces, heard some very nice feedback, and few full bellies being rubbed.  Me thinks we done good.