We took a journey around the world with beer as our companion and Anthony Williams of BEERtasters and the lovely Pia Poynton of Five Bar as our guides. There is always something magical about the menu when Head Chef, Jamie Newbury is involved. Five Bar was recently nominated Best Bar Food at Bartender Magazine and after our little globe trot we could see why.
We sampled seven different beers with food inspired by its country of origin.
Belgium: Blanche De Namur with Classic Bratwurst Sausage with Sauerkraut and Honey Mustard Dressing
Germany: Weihenstephaner Pilsner with Crispy Fried Scallop & Chive Potato Croquettes, Lemon Hollandaise and Paprika
France: Trois Monts Golden Ale with Slow Braised Buttered Leeks on Toasted French Baguette & Organic Goats Curd
Australia: Rogers with Margaret River Spiced Venison Chorizo with Apricot and Quandong Jam
North America: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with Cajun Spiced King Prawns with Kiwi Fruit, Coriander, Chilli and Lime Salsa
England: Fuller’s ESB with Keens Milk English Cheddar, Sticky Quince Paste and Crispbread
Scotland: Innis & Gunn Rum Cask with Bailey’s Crème Brulee with Scottish Shortbreads