Krombacher held a spectacular Beer and Food Tasting at Eden Trattoria last night. I was invited as a special guest to sample of their well thought out pairings so was very excited to hop on the Queen Streetcar and travel farther west than Roncesvalles (uncharted territory). The restaurant is located right on Lake Ontario across from Humber Bay Shores Park. In the summer they are the place to be for patio brunching and late afternoon beer and wine quaffing as the sun sets across the skyline are exemplary in this newly developed condo-village.
I was greeted with a welcome Mimosa made of Krombacher Weizen and Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice. Christie, Krombacher’s beer expert walked guests through each beer and it’s featured cheese and food pairing throughout the evening. After several glasses of Germany’s best brew I stumbled out of the restaurant, bowed to the glow of the El Toro skyline and hopped back on the streetcar bound for the heart of this great city.
Cheese ~ Beer Pairings
Krombacher Pils – Gouda
Krombacher Dark – Blueberry Stilton
Krombacher Weizen – Ripened Goat Cheese
Birra Menabrea – Asiago
Food ~ Beer Pairings
Birra Menabrea – Italian Cured Meats Plate
Krombacher Weizen – Grilled Salmon Skewers with Mango Salsa
Krombacher Dark – Wild Boar Sausage and Sweet Honey Sausage
Krombacher Pils – Open face mini Angus beef burgers with blue melted cheese and Dijon Mustard
Guiness – Dark Chocolate Cups with Chocolate Mousse
Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Chocolate Stout