SAB World of Beer Food & Beer Pairing

On 01 June 2018, SAB World of Beer, the five-star tourism attraction in Newtown, Johannesburg, hosted a fine-dining evening complete with a five-course menu paired with a range of beers – to promote our passion for beer and put beer back on the table where it belongs.

To kickstart the evening, Erasmus showcased the country’s best-selling beer – Carling Black Label – taking guests through the characteristics of the beer – being a full-bodied lager, full of flavour, low bitterness and a fruity aroma.

Thereafter the menu began with a juniper and beetroot infused Machadodorp Salmon Trout and a light, creamy Bacalhau Mousse, delicately dome-smoked with votive bitter orange and topped with a lemon thyme and citrus zest gremolata – paired with Corona Extra.

Juniper and beetroot infused Machadodorp Salmon Trout, which was paired with Corona Extra

Juniper and beetroot infused Machadodorp Salmon Trout, which was paired with Corona Extra

Next up, a bowl of the finest gossamer Ramen Noodles with shredded poultry sautéed Morogo and poached quail egg accompanied with a hot broth, served with as selection of flavour-enhancing condiments – roasted coconut slivers, fresh coriander minced garlic, hint of ginger, chilli, roasted onion flakes, fresh lemon grass and crispy Nori ribbons. Paired with Newlands Spring Brewery Co. Passionate Blonde.

Ramen Noodles with shredded poultry paired with Newlands Spring Brewery Co. Passionate Blonde

Ramen Noodles with shredded poultry paired with Newlands Spring Brewery Co. Passionate Blonde

A palate-cleansing Brutal Fruit Litchee Granita was a simple yet delicious pause before the Dégustation menu continued.

Brutal Fruit Litchee Granita

Brutal Fruit Litchee Granita

The forth course, a trio of blue cheeses: profiteroles filled with a blue cheese mousse laid on a rich Cumberland sauce; date and Walnut rolled blue cheese spheres; salad verrine of Belgian endive, blue cheese, shallots, and wild rocket; and blue cheese spring roll with a sweet chilli and pear dipping sauce – paired with Stella Artois.

Trio of blue cheeses which was paired with Stella Artois

Trio of blue cheeses which was paired with Stella Artois

No fine-dining experience would be complete without a chocolate course and to end the evening off, a verrine of rich Bavarian chocolate and cherry layered Gateau was served. Enclosed with a chocolate covered corn shard topped with a macaroon, complimented with Lindt 80% chocolate ganache sauce, spiced with a hint of Aztec chilli – paired with a duo of stouts: Castle Milk Stout and Castle Milk Stout Chocolate Infused.

Chocolate course paired with Castle Milk Stout and Castle Milk Stout Chocolate Infused

Chocolate course paired with Castle Milk Stout and Castle Milk Stout Chocolate Infused

The gourmet menu was well received and stimulated much discussion about what makes the beer great and how the food paired, can help elevate the experience,” said Tshepo Tloubatla, Beer Culture Manager for SAB and AB InBev Africa.

It was clear to see how adaptable and versatile beer is when it comes to matching with food, and many of the insights and information that the guests picked up on the night can be applied at home around the dinner table.

SAB World of Beer hosts a monthly food and beer pairing lunch on Saturdays.

Each pairing includes six SAB beers and a five-course meal.

Date: Saturday – 10 June, 15 July, 25 August, 15 September, 21 October, 10 November and 01 December 2018

Time: 13h00 – 16h00

Venue: SAB World of Beer, 15 Helen Joseph Street (formerly President Street), Newtown, Johannesburg

Tickets are available on www.webtickets.co.za

For bookings and further information, contact Events on (011) 836 4900 or Events.Co-ordinator@za.sabmiller.com