There are many things one can do with GUINNESS®. I like having it with toddy. But Chef Lyris from SOULed Out did more – she created three GUINNESS® infused dishes for Authur’s Day 2010. They are GUINNESS® Battered Fish & Chips, GUINNESS® Chicken Yakitori and Meatballs in GUINNESS® Sauce. Upon arriving, I had a pint of GUINNESS® and waited for the food. Truth be told, I don’t drink GUINNESS® unless it is served very cold. Good thing the bartender at SOULed Out knew just how to pour the perfect pint of GUINNESS®. Before the dishes made their appearance, I had a GUINNESS® Lychee Shooter. This was sweet, creamy and smooth. Almost like root beer, but better! Then the food came. Since everyone was crowding around the dishes, I decided to take pictures of my tasting platter. GUINNESS® Battered Fish & Chips was a little bit of a letdown. I was unlucky – I got a cold piece of fish. The guy seated next to me had a beautiful piece. I could hear the batter “crack” when he cut through his piece of fish. I liked the lightly seasoned chips, which looked more like potato wedges. GUINNESS® Chicken Yakitori was alright, but it wasn’t my favourite dish that night. Chicken breast was used, so it was too lean for my liking. I like my meat fatty and smooth; my favourite part of the chicken in the drumstick and thigh. Seasoning-wise, I liked how the slight bitterness of the GUINNESS® complemented the sweet teriyaki sauce. Meatballs in GUINNESS® Sauce was pretty good. The beef stock was flavoured with GUINNESS®, resulting in a fuller, deeper flavour. I also enjoyed the meatball — chunky and full of bite. I ate everything…right down to the last drop of sauce.
The guests were also given a mini tour of the Authur’s Bus. Cool stuff. Something chicks would dig. *winks*
To get yourself a perfect pint of GUINNESS®, head over to SOULed Out, Jarrod & Rawlins, Royal Oak and Finnegans today. While you’re at it, don’t forget to order some Guinness infused dishes!
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