From Australian Brews News:
Last Thursday Matilda Bay joined with Melbourne’s Hare & Grace to showcase the flavours of beer alongside the fine food of chefs Raymond Capaldi and Adam Liston.
Following a successful wine dinner from the Foster’s portfolio at the same restaurant earlier this year, the challenge to repeat the food matching event with beer was accepted by the Hare & Grace team. The respected chefs, known for incorporating molecular gastronomy into modern Australian cuisine, dissected the flavour elements of the Matilda Bay beers and cider to present a six course meal for food and beer fans.
Located at the base of Melbourne’ Rialto Towers, Hare & Grace comfortably fits more than 50 people in a casual and creative space. Formally the New York Tavern, a relaxed steakhouse and watering hole for the city crowd, the venue was reborn as Hare & Grace in November 2010. With the new décor designed by Joost Bakker, the rabbit warren feel of the restaurant was well suited to the characterful Matilda Bay beers, which often embrace an animal element (Fat Yak, Dogbolter, Redback, Beez Neez).
Originally billed as a “Matilda Bay dude food dinner”, the event seemed to be mostly attended by staff, associates and friends of the Fosters company, but as their first real test of the concept on savvy Melbourne diners, the organisers were happy to keep the numbers manageable and focus on crafting a menu and occasion that would make an impression for the cause of beer and food.
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