Abbey Road, London
This week I had the pleasure of attending a 3 course supper club at The Salt House on Abbey Road. I was pleasantly surprised to find out such a lovely pub existed just a 20 minute walk from my flat in Marylebone. Unlike most other PR events I attend, the club was filled with local regulars of the pub who all share a passion for food, spirits, and beer. The theme of the night was ironically beer and food (ironic because I’m actually gluten free) but I still got to taste the beers and, enjoy a gluten free meal (thanks to Salthouse), and appreciate how it can all be paired together to bring out various flavours. This is something not a lot of people had thought of before, so it was really interesting to find out all the considerations when choosing a beer to drink with your meal.
The first beer, Cornish Pilsner, was paired with a Crab and Apple salad, which really brought out the fruity flavour from the apple. Second, we tried Single Brew Reserves with dill and caper Plaice, which was absolutely delicious. Honey Spice beer was paired with dessert, which for me was carmelized apricots (rather than a tart because of my gluten sensitivity) and lastly we had a Vintage blend of 6 beers with Cornish cheese. My favourite was definitely the Cornish Pilsner even though I was only able to have a taste of it. The beers we tried were all brewed at Sharp’s Brewery in Cornwall (best known for Doom Bar beer), so the food paired with it was Cornish themed as well. I seriously felt British the entire night despite being the only Canadian!
On a separate unrelated note, last night I was part of the filming for a 45 minute full body workout at Barry’s Bootcamp with Sweaty Betty. It’s a really exciting collaboration all about workouts you can do at home (featuring the lovely Barry’s trainer Anya), and promoting their incredible new AW14 collection. I’ll be writing about at-home workouts and linking to the video as soon as it’s ready. Watch this space!