Slow Food Mother City invites you to join us this February for a beer and food pairing experience at &Union.
On the evenings of 23 and 25 February 2010, we will be introduced to the world of unfiltered, lovingly crafted artisan beer. &Union’s beers are imported, but are made from top quality ingredients and, because they are brewed for up to 6 to 8 weeks instead of being rushed through the process in days, have distinctive flavours unlike anything mass-produced.
Which makes them perfect for food-pairing! In line with &Union’s philosophy of keeping their food offerings local, seasonal and organic wherever possible, we’ll be sampling locally raised and cured meats, organic olives, and some of the best of our local cheeses (made with unpasteurised milk).
The beer experts will be on hand to explain how each beer is made, and what makes them different from your average brew. And, helped along by carefully selected food matches, we’ll learn what flavours and characteristics we should be picking up and why.
&Union has a lovely selection of locally produced meats, cheeses and sausages, as well their famous beers and wines. For those who are keen to socialise, there is the option of staying on to have some dinner at &Union after the presentation.
If you would like to come to this event, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, indicating on which date you would like to attend. Numbers are limited by the size of the venue, so we will be offering this event twice, with a maximum of 15 guests on each date.
Tuesday 23 and Thursday 25 February 2010. ** UPDATE: this event is now fully booked, but if you’re keen to go onto a waiting list, mail us anyway, and if there are any cancellations, you’ll be first in line! **
R20 for Slow Food Mother City members, R30 for guests, payable at the event.
&Union is located at 110 Bree Street, Cape Town. www.andunion.com
If you can’t make it, or beer isn’t your thing, here’s a taster of the events and projects we’re organising for the months to come.
- Indigenous lamb tasting and CSA
- Food Film Festival
- Fruit & vegetable preserving workshops
- Fruit Community Supported Agriculture projects
- Wine and biodiversity outings (includes picnic – children welcome)
- Producer showcases
- Wild mushroom forest walk (children welcome)
- Chocolate tasting and demonstration
If you would like to become a member of Slow Food Mother City (R70 per annum), please visit this page and sign up!