Inspired by the idea of adding a unique twist to an ordinary dining experience, an intimate food meets beer dinner party was hosted recently at the swanky Johannesburg rooftop venue, Elevate by the team behind South African Breweries latest flavoured beverage, Flying Fish. A first for South Africa, Flying Fish curated and hosted a three-course dinner party, which each part of the evening’s menu infusing with its Crushed Orange and Pressed Lemon variants.
Used to showcase the perfect marriage between flavoured beer and excellent cuisine, the dinner party’s menu was created by Reef Hotel Chef, Keith van Onselen. The decadent and delicious menu proved that flavour was the star of the evening, whilst taking guests on a sensational, mouth-watering journey.
Van Onselen kickstarted the evening by serving a Norwegian Hors D’ Oeuvre, made up of a smoked salmon salad on a bed of wild rocket leaves, accompanied by a tantalizing Flying Fish Pressed Lemon sorbet. The main course gave guests a choice between flamed grilled fillet mignon a La Orange, laced with flavours of Flying Fish Crushed Orange or a pan-fried stuffed chicken breast topped with Parmesan shavings. To top it all off, Chef Keith served a decadent Lemon Meringue dessert, imbued with a hint of a Flying Fish Pressed Lemon.
“Flying Fish offers its consumers a unique taste experience and this first ever culinary tour translates into a lifestyle element that people in South Africa could choose to exercise. This dinner not only showcases our products’ ability to entrench itself into everyday life, but also demonstrates that adding unique flavours to food is something each and every one of us can do…all we need is a little inspiration,” said Flying Fish Innovations Project Manager, Qhawekazi Mdikane.
The Flying Fish “food meets beer” experience, hosted the crème de la crème of South Africa’s social scenes. Among the guests were Carol Ralefeta, Maps Maponyane, Luthando Sosha, Eda Rose, Mampho Brescia, Sylvester Falata, Lee-Roy Wright and Mome, to mention but a few.
Inspired by the idea of adding a unique twist to an ordinary dining experience, an intimate food meets beer dinner party was hosted recently at the swanky rooftop venue, Elevate, hosted by Flying Fish.
“I was really inspired by the concept of flavoured beer and how it could add a delightful twist to an ordinary culinary experience. Working with Flying Fish to curate this menu was a delight, because it enabled me to take dining to a different level and challenged me to think out of the box in delivering a menu that was inspired by this unique range of beer flavours.” concluded Chef Keith.