To celebrate the world’s largest beer festival, Marriott Hotels in the UK has partnered with renowned Scottish brewery, Harviestoun, to create the ultimate food and craft beer pairings to tantalise the senses.
In celebration of Oktoberfest, chefs across more than 40 Marriott properties will be using their culinary expertise to whip up a variety of delicious dishes, each of which is perfectly paired with their award-winning beer counterpart and available until the end of October.
The mouthwatering combinations include griddled lamb and coriander patties with a matching amber ale, made with what is often considered to be the finest hop on earth, the Simcoe hop. Other options include a delicious pulled pork brioche bun with matching Schiehallion ale, a stunning lager with flavours of lychee, green mango and a fresh grapefruit finish, and sole goujons with lemon and truffle mayonnaise, matched perfectly with a golden fruity ale offering a light citrus note.
Talking about the appetising initiative, Sean Kelly, Area Director Food & Beverage UKI, said: “Pairing the right food with the right drink is extremely important for an optimum culinary experience, as strong flavours can often complement each other or clash.
“We wanted to offer guests throughout the country something different to celebrate one of the biggest folk gatherings in the world and what better way to do that than by partnering with a brewery as well-regarded as Harviestoun?”
Toby Knowles, Managing Director at Harviestoun Brewery, added: “We pride ourselves on mixing and experimenting with various different flavours to create our award winning beers and the chefs at Marriott have complemented these flavours fantastically with the matching food creations.
“Every beer has a unique style and finding the perfect dish to pair it with will only enhance the diner’s experience, so we’re delighted to be partnering with Marriott Hotels in the UK to deliver this.”