Lunch date at Beaten Track Brewery

Do you like beer? Do you like bacon? How about beer AND bacon?!

IMG_0709

I know. Winning combination. On Saturday I went to a lunch Zach aka The Ginger in the Kitchen put on at the Beaten Track Brewery.

When I arrived there was a plate of bacon just waiting there, like a beacon of hope after only two hours sleep the night before. A bacon beacon. Paying homage to the salty-sweet trend (salted caramel anyone?), it was accompanied by a vanilla custard dipping sauce. But the bacon was cooked to perfection so I preferred it on its own.

IMG_0706

The bacon was crispy and delicious.

The bacon came with the Great Eastern Wheat beer.

IMG_0710

Zach, the Ginger outside the kitchen.

The lunch was beer food to be shared among friends and strangers. Oddly, I was seated in exactly the same spot as I was at the degustation dinner. Opposite these two:

IMG_0713

Deja vu. Tristan and Emily.

Along came a plate of beer battered onion rings with a midi of Gibb River Rye.

IMG_0716

How I do love onion rings.

IMG_0718

Yes I do.

Then we had house cured smoked salmon sous vide with dill oil and leek cream with Ora Banda Bitter.

IMG_0724

Pretty

Next came the Gun Barrel IPA with 12 hour marinated (with fresh rosemary, parsley and garlic) chicken wings that were done in the sous vide and then deep fried and sprinkled with salt and dried basil and parsley.

IMG_0726

Gun Barrel IPA

The wings were my favourite. I hadn’t had chicken wings in ages!

IMG_0728

Wings.

IMG_0729

Group shot

IMG_0734

Beer explanation

Oh you thought we were done? HA!

After the wings we had chicken sandwiches that were made in a hollowed-out cob loaf with Nitro Beetroot Lager. Made with real beetroot! and nitrogen!

IMG_0737

Clever!

IMG_0741

IMG_0744

Finally, we had Carnarvon king prawns cooked in garlic, coriander, kaffir lime leaves, chilli, shallots and lemon grass with a Heles Bock Lager.

IMG_0746

I LOVE prawns.

They were delicious! But I loathe peeling prawns, so I didn’t eat as many as I would have otherwise. Probably a good thing at this stage!

IMG_0742

It was a really lovely afternoon filled with really delicious food and beer. Thanks for having us!

Afterwards I had barely enough time to sleep off my food coma before driving to the Coolgardie cemetery for a ghost tour. I didn’t see any ghosts, thank goodness.

This entry was posted in Food, Misc and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s