Beer matching offers food for thought

Posted: 09 February 2011

Blog category: News, Pubs, Food

Diners can sample some wonderfully complementary tastes thanks to fine food and beer matching evenings to be held at Shepherd Neame pubs throughout 2011.

The evenings offer a range of appetizing courses matched to Shepherd Neame beers, while senior brewer Stewart Main provides expert commentary between courses.

Fine food and beer matching evenings are being held at the following:
Sun Inn, Faversham – February 15
Griffin’s Head, Chillenden – March 2
Royal Albion, Broadstairs – March 16
Ye Olde Beverlie, Canterbury – April 6
Woodman, Farnborough – April 20
Adelaide, Teddington – May 17
Bush, Blackbird & Thrush, East Peckham – June 14
FitzWalter Arms, Goodnestone – July 19
Dove, Dargate – September 13
 Lock & Barrel, Frinton-on-Sea – October 19
Royal Albion, Broadstairs – November 9
Belle Vue, Ramsgate – November 22

The year’s first event, at the historic Sun Inn, will feature such delicacies as pan-fried fillets of sea bass with mussel and crayfish paella accompanied by Hurlimann lager; tandoori spiced fillets of cod with masala lentils complemented by Kingfisher Premium lager; and gratin of barn-reared chicken with smoked bacon, sausage and haricot beans accompanied by Early Bird.

Stewart Main said: “This is a chance for diners to discover how well Shepherd Neame beers go with some delicious foods. I talk about the brewing process and the particular attributes of the beer. So it is an interactive, educational and entertaining evening.”