All posts tagged: beer

Beer and Pizza at Zero Degrees

Where Zero Degrees, Blackheath What Zero Degrees is the first of a line of five family run restaurants with onsite microbreweries. Experience On the corner of Blackheath park is Zero Degrees, Blackheath’s only Microbrewery and from some serious research, has a great reputation as a restaurant that specialises in Mussels and Pizza. Since opening in 2000, Zero degrees has continued to grow across the south with the enthusiasm of the family of ale lovers that are behind it. The beauty of it is the beer is brewed on site and right in front of the customers eyes, so needless to say; it tastes good. We started with a mango beer and a pale ale and quickly moved through to the restaurant to start eating. Both Jack and I had googled the menu, and seemed there was no reason to deprive ourselves for any longer. As discussed the night previously, we decided it was essential to try all the starters they had on offer (a slight exaggeration, but not by far). My favourite was hard to …

A Tasty Tipple at Temple Brew House

Where Temple Brew House, London What Artisan beer-loving Londoners are invited down to Essex Street where they will find Temple Brew House, an on-site brewery in the heart of central London. Experience Temple Brew House is now offering private brewery tours by their very own house brewers. Food for Think was lucky enough to be invited on a tour with head brewer Venesa de Blas Montoya. As she took us to where the magic happens, Venesa explained that beer originated back in 7000BC though “It was the Egyptians who actually mastered the beer making process. They had 80 different recipes to make different beers and they took it quite seriously”. We are so grateful! Venesa revealed her brewing routine and provided some trade secrets for those considering experimenting at home. Tours are held routinely every month and also on request. What would a brewery tour be without the tasting? Visitors can select a variety of tipples by ordering a ‘paddle’ of three 1/3 pint glasses. The Temp Ale, smooth and easy drinking, is brewed on …

The Costardi Brothers at The House of Peroni

Last summer I was lucky enough to work on a fantastic project, which saw a huge range of Michelin starred chefs take up a residency at one of London’s iconic buildings in central London. The Costardi Brothers were a part of this residencey and I will never forget tasting their signature tomato risotto. So I was super happy to hear that they are back in London, this time at the House of Peroni, an ambitious project by the premium Italian style brand to celebrate and showcase the new wave of Italian talent from food, drink, design, art and fashion. I was invited to try a few bits from the menu last week and I have to say I was very impressed. The menu is called ‘Assaggi’, which is Italian for ‘taste’, and features an unexpected and contemporary take on traditional Italian dishes, with local ingredients imported from Italy’s Vercelli region. And the food menu is complimented by an amazing cocktail menu , which has been developed by Gerry Calabrese, one of the modern greats of …