Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Beer & Food Matching at The Apple Tree

We begin our Beer & Food Matching Tour next week at The Apple Tree Inn at West Pennard near Glastonbury. Lee and Ally Evans re-opened the Apple Tree Inn, between the villages of West Pennard and Pilton in April this year and have transformed it into a thriving business producing food of the highest quality whilst keeping a relaxed pub feel to the charming old coaching inn. Renowned chef Lee has sourced his food locally and uses his vast Michelin star experience to produce inspired and exciting dishes.

For far too long beer has been the poor relative on the British dinner table but the recent craft beer explosion is beginning to change this, beer has never been as widely available, varied and creative as it is now. On Thursday 15th September the BBF team are taking their beer and food gospel on the road to the Apple Tree to match beers to each of Lee’s dishes. The BBF brewers will be working closely with Lee, who is creating a 6 course tasting menu, to find the perfect beer to go with each course. Andrew Cooper from the BBF said “We have a range of about 12 beers to choose our pairings from with a huge range of styles from very hoppy pale ales to stouts, wheat beers and old English ales. We will also bring some of our newest beers down for everyone to try for the first time.”

The evening will be a celebration of beer, using beer in the cooking of some of the dishes, and even using the raw ingredients at different stages throughout the meal. Lee said “I am excited by the challenge of incorporating some of the raw ingredients into the meal, the array of flavours in the beers should make for some really unique and flavourful dishes.”

The whole evening including 6 course taster menu and partnering beers will only co
st £40. For further information or to book your place, call the Apple Tree Inn on 01749 890060. www.appletreeglastonbury.co.uk http://www.appletreeglastonbury.co.uk

It will be the first chance to taste our new Raspberry Stout aged for 3 months on 25kg of Raspberries...

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