Thomas Ling, renowned Culinary and Beer expert, shared, “Beer and Food have brought people together for centuries now. With the year-end festivities approaching, we want diners to have a truly exceptional experience enjoying the right beer paired with the right food. The pairings selected here show how lagers, stouts, and ciders can cut, contrast, complement, and cleanse the palate in their own way.”
“The carbonation, alcohol and hops from beer ‘cut through’ the flavours and textures on your taste buds; for instance, the classic lager and pizza pairing or cider and creamy pasta. Beer can also complement similar flavours and characteristics in food. That is why stout goes perfectly with the smoky char on the grilled meat. At the same time, beer and food can create a contrast pairing, bringing out unique characteristics in both your pint and your plate. An example of a good contrast pairing is oysters and stout. You can also use your beer to cleanse your palate. For example, you can use the cool and refreshing flavour of lager beer to wash down the heat of fried chicken”, he added.
“We are proud to share our finest grills and cuisines in collaboration with HEINEKEN Malaysia. Inspired by our passion towards our love for good food and company, guests are guaranteed an indulgent experience with our exclusive eight-course beer pairing menu. Lager drinkers can choose from our assortment of oriental salad, The BAR°N Mamak Special, signature cheese papachos or fettuccini carbonara to pair with their favorite drinks. And there is no better way to celebrate Christmas than with our classic roasted turkey, paired seamlessly with the sweetness of cider. Last but definitely not least, end your meal with our signature ribs and chocolate lava cake, accompanied by a glass of stout,” said Raymond Toh, Head of Culinary for The BAR°N.