Estrella Damm Chef’s Choice
This winter, the city’s most talented chefs are creating their own unique dish starring the iconic Spanish Jamón ham, paired perfectly with an Estrella Damm beer.
A unique culinary experience for beer-lovers and foodies will be on the menu from 12th June – 9th July at 21 great Auckland restaurants.
While most diners have some knowledge of wine matching, the art of pairing food with beer is just as nuanced – and like wine, a perfectly matched brew serves to complement, contrast or cut.
The bespoke dishes have a Spanish twist, incorporating Jamón (premium cured ham), and are designed to go down a treat with Estrella Damm, the beer of Barcelona brewed since 1876.
Jamón is cured from the noble Iberico pig and other breeds. The Iberico pig traditionally roamed free-range in the oak forests on the border between Spain and Portugal, feasting on acorns.
Today most are reared on farms, but the 24 to 48-month curing process refined over thousands of years is still used. The result produces a ham with intense flavour containing a hint of sweetness.
The dishes will be prepared as part of Estrella Damm’s Chef’s Choice, which will give Aucklanders a unique gastronomic experience while showcasing quality food matching and the wide variety of restaurants in the city.
Each restaurant will put their own creative spin on a Jamón dish which will be perfectly paired and served with an Estrella Damm beer.
The promotion will run from June 12 until July 9. Participating restaurants are:
Soul Bar – Viaduct Harbour
Azabu – 26 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby
Augustus Bistro – 1-3 St Marys Rd, St Marys Bay
Marvel – 1 Jellicoe St, North Wharf, Auckland Central
The Grounds – 8-14 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson
Poco Loco – 15 Queen St, Pukekohe
La Vista – 417 Tamaki Dr, St Heliers
Porch Public Kitchen and Bar – 1 St Heliers Bay Rd, St Heliers
Grangers Tap House and Kitchen – 1 Ara-Tai, Half Moon Bay
Longroom – 114 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby
1947 Eatery – 60 Federal St, Auckland Central
Bellota - 91 Federal St, Auckland Central
Bonita Bar – 242 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby
Barcelona – 484 New North Rd, Kingsland
Barulho – 7/15 Faraday St, Parnell
Oaken – 130 Quay St, Britomart, Auckland Central
Casita Miro – 3 Brown Rd, Onetangi, Waiheke Island
Deco – 418 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi
Bodrum – Brickworks, Shop 111, Lynnmall
La Rosa – Unit 1, 16 Captain Scott Rd, Glen Eden
Vikki Lane – 151 Victoria St West, Auckland Central
You must be 18+ to purchase alcohol. Terms and conditions apply.