Recovering from a very busy week with 3(!) tastings. Pics here are from highlight, the “Beers to Pair with Christmas Dinner” session at J&B Craft.
Blini topped with seaweed sour cream and fresh dill
Paired with St Bernardus Wit
King Oyster mushroom, caramelised shallot and cashew brie tartlet
Paired with Kostritzer Schwarzbier
Potato, thyme and parsnip rosti stacked with maple-glazed Brussels sprouts and walnuts, with a seitan Christmas roast and cranberry compote
Paired with Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel
Eggnog creme brulee enriched with Baltic Porter
Paired with Pohjala Öö XO Cognac Barrel Aged Baltic Porter
The incredible vegan menu was created from scratch by Chef Nicole and graciously hosted by J&B Craft Drinks. Also a big thanks to my good friend Dan Grant for helping with fine-tuning vegan food pairings.