Despite visiting the area and Ballymaloe regularly, we visited Litfest.ie for the first time this year. The festival is in its fifth year and, as you would expect from the spiritual home of Irish cooking, has a heavy food and drink focus. The festival itself was awash with delicious treats, from Artisan cheesemakers (the Toonsbridge … More Ballymaloe Lit Fest 2017
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
Ok, so this isn’t about beer, but it was a fantastic evening and we’d love to share the results with you. At the beginning of February, in conjunction with Susanna Forbes from Drinkbritain.com, we hosted what we believe to be the first cider vs wine & food matching battle. Diners were treated to a five course meal … More Cider vs Wine & Food Matching Evening
Following a lot of banter on twitter started by Dave Bailey & Neil Bowness regarding how well beer is portrayed in the British media. In particular the lack of beer & food matching on Saturday Kitchen compared to Wine, Tim Atkin & Adrian Tierney-Jones agreed to host a Beer vs Wine and Food matching evening to … More Beer vs Wine & Food Matching… who won?
Friday October 28th 7:30 for 8pm Which is the best match for your meal, beer or wine? At the Thatchers Arms, Mount Bures, we are hosting a Beer vs Wine & Food matching evening to find out. We are lucky enough to have Saturday Kitchen’s Tim Atkin & Beer Writers Adrian Tierney Jones & Melissa … More Celebrity Beer vs Wine & Food Matching Evening
It all started with a tweet or 1500… Disillusioned with the lack of beer appearing on one of the nations favourite cookery programmes, a ‘renegade’ group of twitter powered beer geeks rushed the #saturdaykitchen twitterfeed. The aim was to suggest great beers that could match the various recipes alongside the array of wines that the show had … More Charity Beer vs Wine & Food Matching Evening
Apparently money makes the world go round, but is the same true for twitter? In my opinion, no. I believe it’s beer that keeps twitter, well, tweeting… As a publican I can see many similarities between the community spirit good pubs have always harboured and the new style online community spirit that twitter seems to … More Is Twitter powered by beer?
Hosted by Fergus Fitzgerald, Adnams Headbrewer & Sam Lockyer, Forrest Estate New Zealand Wines Before you start to worry, we didn’t put Fergus & Sam in boozy fancy dress and make them wrestle, this David and Goliath battle was fought on the taste buds. On one hand we the subtle English Adnams beers and the other … More Whats better with food, beer or wine? Only one way to find out…
It’s just over a month until the showdown where Adnams Headbrewer, Fergus Fitzgerlad, & Forrest Wines Representative, Sam Lockyer, will battle it out on the dinner plate over a five course menu. Fergus will be matching some of Adnams finest beers with each course whilst Sam will try to prove that wine and food are better … More Beer vs Wine & Food Matching Menu