Friday, 15 July 2016

Food Pairings, Alhambra Reserva 1925 at Coya London

I never been to Granada, but I heard many travel anecdotes and stories on how magnificent the place looks. I am now super curious since been introduced to Alhambra Reserva 1925 over food and beer pairing at Coya London.

Found all over Spain, virtually all the national territory Alhambra Reserva 1925 is a larger hand-crafted in Granada with a 90-year heritage and named after the city's iconic palace. The embossed bottle looks exclusive and unique.

Alhambra Reserva 1925 is an ultra premium beer handcrafted to please the most demanding palate.  I am no beer connoisseur, but I like this taste of this drink, especially with food.  This amber/gold liquid has caramel, malt and hop flavors with a crisp finish is quite elegant. It's an exceptional beer for many occasions.

I have been to Coya before and it was a fabulous experience. The food is amazing, service is flawless and super attentive. And they make one of the best pisco-sour in London, if not the best.  What is not to like?

Beer and Food Pairing

We started the meal with a quite generous glass of Allhambra Reserva 1925 and a selection of slightly spiced dishes:  asparagus  and fish ceviches and tiradito - raw fish, cut in the shape of sashimi with ginger and chilli salsa.  
The beer went down very well with these dishes.  Reminded me of summer by the seaside.

Sea bream Criollo| Salmon Nikkei (Back) | Atun tiradito

 Esparragos Peruanos  - asparagus  with aji amarillo  and garlic


Not just pairing but also cooking with beer. Gambas Fritas' batter were made with the addition of Alhambra Reserva 1925  - it makes the batter puff up and gives crunchiness
Gambas Fritas and aji rocoto
Pulpo al Olivo and josper potatoes
Pollo Anticuchos
Ensalada  de Mais - corn salad, not being a fan of corn this dish actually was excellent.

more beer!
Lubina Chilena| Patatas Bravas a la Peruana | Broccoli - Lubina is Chilean seabass and it was outstanding
Langostino Tigre with chilli salsa was delicious and perfectly cooked

Arroz Peruano with white corn and sweet garlic

Costillas de res - slow cooked in beer - so juicy and tender and I love Aji limo on top - perfect!

Papa Fresca- purple potatoes, summer vegetables, tomate, aji limo

Caramelo con Chocolate & Sorbet de Pisco & Frambuesa
Mousse de coco, pineapple sorbet, lime and coconut granita
Selection of exotic fresh fruit - Possibly the most beautiful fruit bowl I've ever seen!

The savoury menu paired perfectly well with the Alhambra  Reserva 1925.

Alhambra can be found in supermarkets nationwide in 330ml, 6.4% vol. Best served at 4-6C
For another view on this evening head to Cooksister blog 

Disclosure: I was a guest  of  Alhambra Reserva 1925 at Coya  at this even. all views are my own. 


Harriet from Toby & Roo said...

This sounds really interesting - my husband is a sommelier so I usually let him pair our evening meal with a wine :)

Jess | The Indigo Hours said...

I'm not much of a beer drinker but all the food looks amazing, especially those desserts <3

Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

Anosa Malanga said...

I am not good at pairing my foods with my drinks but I would like to try this beer as it sounds awesome even though I am not a beer person. The food looks absolutely delicious.

Ickle Pickle said...

I am not a beer drinker, but this sounds delicious for my father! The food all looks amazing. Kaz x

Jessica Ayun said...

Not a heavy drinker but this one looks intersting. The food look elegantly delicious too. The gold liquid with caramel sounds fascinating to try.

Hannah Heartss said...

Not much of a drinker but all of the food looks amazing!

Anca said...

The event sounds amazing. Pairing the right beer with food is something I never though of before. The beer sounds fab too, I would like to try it, especially as is handcrafted.

Leesha Starr said...

Wow, everything looks so yummy! I want it all. Sounds pretty amazing

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