Category Archives: beer and food matching

THE LONDON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL, AUG 2013

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We like beer. Ms Monkfish’s poppa was head brewer at Ansells Brewery in Birmingham back in the day so her beer roots are triumphant. She popped out smelling of hops as her Pops worked twenty four seven to maintain maximum beer output for those thirsty midlanders….and they’re a thirsty lot. Not only that Ms Monkfish herself worked for Bass and her sister worked for Allied Domecq. Continue reading

INNIS & GUNN & CAFE ST HONORE, HARVEST SUPPER 2012

Following on from the success of last year’s Harvest Supper at Cafe St Honore Neil Forbes is once again preparing a feast for foodies and beer lovers on Friday 28th September 2012.

Matching Innis&Gunn beers with his own inimitable style of cooking the supper promises to take your taste buds to new places! This year Neil has been fortunate to be able to use a new Limited Edition I&G beer – Spiced Rum Finish – which will be served with dessert.

Menu:

Canapes
Peelham Farm ham hock on toast
Inverawe smoked salmon, oatcake
Mull cheddar biscuit
Served with Melville’s Strawberry and Raspberry fruit beers

Starter
Arbroath smokie salad, crouton, beetroot and Crowdie Cheese
Served with Innis&Gunn Original

Mains
Borders game pie, buttery mash, autumn roots
Served with Innis&Gunn Rum Finish

Pud
Bramley apple and bramble tart, gingerbread ice cream
Served with Innis&Gunn Spiced Rum Finsih 

Artisan Roast coffee and tablet…if you’ve still got room… 

Dinner is served at 7pm, £40 for four courses and matching beers. Book now on 0131 2262211 or email eat@cafesthonore.com 🙂

For more information about Innis&Gunn and beer and food matching CLICK HERE

BEER AND FOOD MATCHING…..

Pint of lager and a curry? Maybe…to the uninitiated. But there is a lot more to food and beer matching than perhaps a late night trip for a chicken jalfrezi and a garlic naan would lead you to believe.

Hopefully here at Monkfish Towers and in partnership with Scottish artisan brewer Innis&Gunn we can offer up a few grains of wisdom to get your beer buds tingling and we may even tempt you away from the chilled Pinot Grigio at the back of the fridge. You never know, you may become an artisan beer convert, there’s a thought! Continue reading

BBC RADIO SCOTLAND, KITCHEN CAFE…


Last week Ms Monkfish was waxing lyrical about food blogging in the lovely Kitchen Cafe studio at BBC Radio Scotland. Joining the formidable Kirsty Wark and presenter Pennie Latin Ms Monkfish discussed the highs of food writing (and there are plenty), the new exciting trend of artisan/craft beer and food matching and KW’s new Quiz Show ‘A Question of Taste. All that amongst other things…

Press play to listen….tune in, turn up, enjoy.

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HELLO…

Hello! If you’re new to MyMonkfish thanks for coming to have a sneaky peak at our foodie ‘tails’. Today Ms Monkfish is appearing on BBC Radio Scotland’s Kitchen Cafe talking about the infuence of food blogging. Tune in at 1:15pm. If you miss(ed) the show then please visit the BBC iplayer for a ‘listen again’ chance.

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