Ferran Adrià, of elBulli – the world’s most famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant, five times named The World’s Best Restaurant – has created the world’s first gastronomic beer, crafted specifically to pair with all different types of cuisine. The best place to discover this unique award-winning beer is as part of a gastronomy tour around Hong Kong designed to highlight the incredible flavours of Inedit Damm.
From now until 30 June 2018, visit any of the 10 participating restaurants below and enjoy a tasting menu with a complimentary 750ml bottle of Inedit Damm for only $288 for two people.
As if this weren’t reason enough to head out on this exciting eating tour, how about a chance to win a trip for two to Bangkok to visit three of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, including Gaggan, Sühring and Issaya Siamese Club, which are all managed by elBulli-trained chefs?
All you have to do to enter is: while enjoying one of the tasting menus below, snap a photo of your set and post it on Facebook with the hashtags #gastronomytourhk #ineditdamm #ferranadria. The photo that gets the most likes will win the grand prize and fly to Thailand to visit these renowned restaurants.
Issaya Siamese Club
Here’s a look at the menus to get your taste buds primed:
Along with Inedit Damm, begin with a fresh and sweet Oyster Cocktail topped with a special Tabasco sauce before enjoying the simple and timeless salty/sweet combination of Parma Ham with Melon and succulent French-style Quail on a bed of spinach.
219 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Tel: 2778 1723
This tantalising menu starts with Spicy Shrimp Skewer with Honeydew Melon - a perfect harmony of spicy and sweet, followed by Golden Fried Crab Cake made with the freshest hand-cracked crabs, Jamón Serrano Bruschetta with Olive to highlight the taste of the Mediterranean and last but not least, everyone’s favourite Nachos with Cheese, Salsa, Beef Bolognese, Sour Cream and Guacamole - all dishes designed to accompany the unique flavours of this special brew.
Causeway Bay: 25/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Tel: 2890 1200
TST: 29/F, iSQUARE, 63 Nathan Road, Tel: 2328 9123
The Chop House
Choose two of these delicious tapas to go with the refreshing flavours of Inedit Damm: Chicken Croquettes, baked with wild mushrooms and dried tomatoes with mango salsa, Prime Beef Meatballs, tender and juicy served with cranberry sauce, Crispy Calamari served with lemon, Crispy Cuban Rolls, made with slow-roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, melon and mustard, with a crispy skin, Spicy Chicken Wings accompanied by a blue cheese dressing, and Chicken or Vegetarian Nachos that come served with top-quality tomato salsa and sour cream.
Shop 301 and 305, 3/F, Mira Place One, 132 Nathan Road, TST, Tel: 2295 3200
Tuck into Asparagus with Soft-boiled Egg with a tangy garlic mayonnaise, Fried Sardines with Romesco Sauce and Talo con Txistorra (Corn Tortilla with Chorizo), made with a special Northern Spanish spicy sausage, before finishing off with decadent Churros with Nutella.
Tsuen Wan: 77 Tai Pa Street, Tel: 2882 3811
Wanchai: 114 Lockhart Road, Tel: 2832 9222
FoFo by el Willy
This famed Spanish restaurant pairs the punchy flavours of Inedit Damm with a rich and creamy Crispy Foie Gras, Black Paella Cracker with Scallop and Avocado and Crispy Octopus with Corn and Padron Pepper, along with the classic Spanish snack of Ibérico Ham and Truffle Toasted Sandwich.
20/F, M88, Wellington Place, 2–8 Wellington Street, Central, Tel: 2900 2009
Tempt your taste buds with the Sakura Shrimp Tortillas, made with crispy and fragrant Japanese shrimp, Fried Spanish Cheese served with fresh strawberry jam, and Crispy Pig Ears with garlic mayonnaise – all rich in flavours ideally balanced by this beautiful brew.
1 Minden Avenue, TST, Tel: 2722 1707
Plato 86 has accompanied Inedit Damm with Jamón Serrano with green olives, Chorizo in Red Wine with honey, Spanish Octopus with potatoes and a Bikini Sandwich with truffle, ham and cheese.
Shop 2, 1/F, Causeway Centre, 28 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Tel: 2882 9286
Fill up on Baked Cherry Tomato in Plum Wine, Salted Egg Yolk Asparagus, Drunken Duck Breast, Chinese Sausage and Mushroom Rice Croquette, Pork and Pickled Veggie Rice Croquette and Roasted Chicken Roll with Black Truffle and Mushroom, then finish up with the intriguing Peanut Butter and Banana Spring Roll with Pop Rocks, with a crispy texture that gives way to sweet banana, crunchy nuts and an explosion of sugary fun.
3/F, Allways Centre, 468 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Tel: 9092 9189
This award-winning premium gastronomic beer was created by Ferran Adrià in 2008 specifically to accompany meals of all different cuisines. 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 and delicate carbonic effect. The soft and full-body beer leaves a long aftertaste and pleasant memory. It should be served chilled in a white-wine glass to deliver the best taste.
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