Last night was the beery event of the year, especially if you like writing (or reading) about it, the annual awards dinner for the British Guild of Beer Writers #BGBW. For the third year running I helped choose the beers to pair with the stunning four course meal at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower alongside Tim Hampson and … More Beer Matching: the first rule of #BGBW
For the third year in a row I have been lucky enough to get involved with choosing the beers for The British Guild of Beer Writers annual awards dinner, each year I have had the pleasure of working with executive chef Simon Young and some of the best beer writers in the country. The event, … More Beer & food matching for a tough crowd
The first Cider vs Wine tournament to take place in London hits Highgate on Thursday 18th September. The Bull in Highgate is hosting an evening of glorious food paired with a range of carefully selected wines and ciders in a follow-up to the first such battle, hosted by at my previous pub, The Thatchers Arms, … More Cider vs Wine & Food Pairing Dinner – The Bull Highgate
Only a few years ago matching a meal with beer was seen as experimental by some, now award winning beer writer Pete Brown is pairing the world’s most loved liquid with music, and to impressive effect! I managed to see Pete’s short beery show at the fantastic Stoke Newington Literary Festival. Sitting down with six … More Beer and Music matching
Having just returned from Bristol where I presented on the opportunities of pairing cider with food at the Cider Trends Summit I thought I would put a few thoughts (on the summit and food pairing) down here… [jump to food pairing] The Publicans Morning Advertiser put a fantastic event together. I particularity enjoyed hearing from Michael Gillane, … More Cider and Food Matching
December rolls around again, the countdown to Christmas begins and households around the globe start meticulously planning one big glorious day of family, friendship and festive food. Once you’ve agreed which in-laws to invite, ordered the turkey, put the sprouts on to make sure they’re ready for the big day, got stuck in traffic at Bluewater/Lakeside/Westfield Stratford … More What will you be drinking on Christmas Day?
Starting today at the Thatchers is a new midweek offer… We’ll be serving a different meal from our specials boards each day with a carefully chosen paired drink for just £10. “Mitch’s Match of the Day” will be available Tuesday – Friday lunchtimes and Tuesday to Thursday evenings. One meal from our specials boards will … More Midweek Meal & a Matched Drink £10!