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      


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