As many culinary aficionados will know, elBulli, the world's most famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant, which was named The World's Best Restaurant five times over, had quite a special chef at its helm. That chef is Ferran Adrià, who was himself deemed Chef of the Decade. What may not be quite so well known is that his talents also extend to creating the world's first gastronomic beer, crafted specifically to pair with haute cuisine. This incredibly unique and delicious beer is now available as part of a gastronomy tour around Hong Kong to highlight the incredible flavours of Inedit Damm.
From now until 5 April 2017, visit any of the participating restaurants below and enjoy a tasting menu with a complimentary bottle of Inedit Damm gastronomic beer (750ml) for only $288 for two.
Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant
A decadent menu that begins with 'dim sum in the cage' including Baked Abalone Pastries, Baked Barbecue Pork Buns, Deep-fried Taro puffs, Steamed Shrimp Dumplings, Mushroom Dumplings and Pork Dumplings, all artfully presented and perfectly accented by this lush gastronomic beer.
29/F, iSQUARE, 63 Nathan Road, TST, 2328 0983
25/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, 9100 6111
There couldn't be much more ideal to pair with Inedit Damm than a Spanish extravaganza from another elBulli alumni, Ferran Tadeo, at Catalunya, beginning with a succulent Jamón Ibérico Montadito (bite-size, open-faced sandwich) and a showstopping Pulpo á Feira (Galician-style Octopus), along with the utterly Instagrammable The Perfect Egg.
G/F, Guardian House, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wanchai, 2866 7900
Presenting a mouthwatering menu that begins with the ideal opening dish of Hummus with Pitta Bread, followed by Grilled Beef Tenderloin Kebabs, a unique and moreish Smoked Salmon XO Sauce Bruschetta and gorgeous Sautéed Chorizo with Garlic and Rosemary that all ache for frequent sips of this special brew.
29/F, iSQUARE, 63 Nathan Road, TST, 2328 9123
25/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, 2890 1200
FoFo by el Willy
Another scintillating Spanish restaurant, the always inventive FoFo by el Willy pairs the Ibérico Ham and Truffle Bikini, Smoked Salmon Airbag and Cod Fritters with Aioli for a flavour duo with Inedit that will blow your taste buds away.
20/F, M88, Wellington Place, 2–8 Wellington Street, Central, 2900 2009
Everyone adores a great Lobster Roll and a beautiful beer, and that is just what you'll find at La Paloma along with Fried Squid with Aioli and the rich and intense flavours of the Ibérico Ham Montadito.
1/F, SoHo 189, 189 Queen's Road West (entrance at Wilmer Street), Sai Ying Pun, 2291 6161
The Oyster House
A premium place to taste this premium beer, The Oyster House accompanies Inedit Damm with the beautifully plated trio of Chorizo Smoked Cheese Croquettes, Oysters with Ponzu Lime Jelly and Seared Garlic Prawns.
154 Jaffe Road, Wanchai, 2511 1212
The History of Inedit Damm
Inedit Damm was created by Ferran Adrià in 2008 to fill the need for a premium gastronomic beer to accompany a fine dining meal. Along with Chef Adrià's sommelier team and in partnership with Estrella Damm, the oldest and most famous beer brand in Spain, comes Inedit Damm, a skilfully brewed blend of traditional lager and German-style weissbier.
Inedit means 'never been done before' and is a coupage of barley malt and wheat flavoured with coriander, orange peel and liquorice. Uniquely brewed to create high intensity and aromatic complexity, with floral notes containing hints of citrus and spice, causing a creamy and fresh texture, soft volume and delicate carbonic effect, the soft, full body leaves a long aftertaste and pleasant memory. It should be served chilled in a white-wine glass to deliver the best taste.