Stack A Restaurant, located in the vaults of Urban Brewing at Dublin's Docklands area, has launched a new beer and food pairing menu.
The Discover the Unexpected pairing menu matches specially selected dishes with craft brews. The four course menu focuses on the versatility of beer, showcasing how its pairing with food can elevate a dish, while the food simultaneously brings out the flavours, aromas, and textures of beer.
The beers have been brewed onsite by the team at Urban Brewing, developed specially to enhance the flavours of each dish.
Head chef at Stack A, Dan Keane, said: “The fact that we have input into the beer recipes prior to production enables us to think about the pairings from the outset and develop innovative dishes inspired by what we are brewing in-house. This ensures a fantastic food and beer combination - something diners may not expect.”
The menu will change seasonally while the beer pairings will change regularly depending on the latest brews which have been developed by head brewer Mickey Lynch and his team.
Mickey Lynch said: “We’re constantly forming deeper connections between food and beer using harmonious and contrasting characteristics and flavours. Huge diversity of beer styles allows for endless pairing opportunities with food, and we’re really excited for more people to experience and enjoy these pairings.”
The menu begins with confit tuna rillette, crisp sourdough, romesco, accompanied by beer such as Urban Brewing Dry Hopped Kölsch. This is followed by cured fillet of sea trout, trio of beetroot, blood orange, watercress, accompanied by beer such as Urban Brewing Session Pale Ale.
The next course is duo of Irish beef: 14 hour Bbrewed daub and charred rump, smoked potato, forest mushrooms, baby spinach, braising jus, accompanied by beer such as Urban Brewing Whiskey Barrel Aged Red Ale.
To finish, diners will be served toffee cake, miso gelato, caramelised banana accompanied by beer such as Urban Brewing Szechuan Stout.
The cost of the four course pairing menu is €60 per person, which includes matching beers (€45 without beer pairings).