The gastronomic celebration, at Raymond Blanc’s Leeds Brasserie, will be open to the public and will feature a four-course meal, designed by head chef, Sachchidananda Samanta, with a paired Ilkley Brewery beer to go with each course. Tickets are priced at £35 per person and are available to buy from the Brasserie Blanc restaurant in Leeds or by calling the restaurant on 0113 220 6060.
Following a hop-inspired drinks reception, customers will begin their four-course food and beer adventure with white onion and truffle soup with home-made beer bread, matched with Holy Cow, a 4.7% ABV cranberry milk stout. The there will be: drunken Scottish scallop escabeche, matched with Mary Jane pale ale (3.5%); roasted rack of pork with beer marinade, pepper sauce, matched with Ilkley Pale (4.2%); and dark and white chocolate chilli beer mousse, matched with The Mayan (6.5%).
Each course, along with its paired beer, will be guided and tutored by Luke Raven from the brewery, who will explain why each beer complements its partner dish so well.
Brasserie Blanc founder and chef, Raymond Blanc, said: “I love the idea of matching our delicious food with the great beers from the Ilkley Brewery. It will be a great night with a fun atmosphere and well worth coming along. I am sorry I can’t be there to join in!”
Luke added: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Brasserie Blanc for this food and beer pairing celebration. Sachchidananda has developed a phenomenal menu, with some of the dishes being cooked with our beer too, so we’re excited to have the opportunity to showcase a core selection of our beers alongside such a formidable feast.
“Matching food with beer, as opposed to wine, is becoming hugely popular and as brewers of award-winning craft beers we are very keen to promote this notion. Gone are the days of pairing a pint with a packet of pork scratchings or a pickled egg. Craft beers are now constantly evolving, becoming more refined and more suited to food matching than some of the world’s finest wines.
“The Brasserie Blanc evening is a must for diners looking to begin a new food journey, one which we hope will be the start of a new style of fine dining.”
This blog post is no originally by Wobbly Wallet but appeared on Beer Today http://beertoday.co.uk/ilkley-brewery-brasserie-blanc-1013/