“It’s time Kiwis woke up to the fact that beer isn’t just for swilling, instead you can have a very civilised and enjoyable dining experience with the right beer and food match. And as responsible hosts, you should be serving exceptional food to go with quality beer – the days of serving chips and dip with beer are gone,” says Plowman.
Hallertau is excited to announce its sponsorship of the Beer & Food Match category at the 2009 NZ Culinary Fare as part of HospitalityNZ, 23-25 August, ASB Showgrounds.
The Hallertau Beer & Food Match is open for anyone with a penchant for striking the right flavour combinations to display their skill in matching dishes that complement the sensational flavours of the range of New Zealand hand-crafted Hallertau beer.
Competitors will be required to taste a selection of Hallertau’s beers and then match with a restaurant menu. Competitors’ written justification of the beer and food match will be judged by a panel of experts including renowned brewing industry authority Terry Kyack and Hallertau’s owner and resident brewer Stephen Plowman. Entries for the competition close at 4pm on Friday 24 July. Details on how to enter are at www.restaurantnz.co.nz/Culinaryfare.asp
Hallertau Founder and beer fanatic, Stephen Plowman, outlines how important it is to strike the right combination between beer and food.