- August 30, 2015
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Montpeliers Beer and Food Pairing
We’ve been writing reviews on Zomato for a while now so when they invited us along to a #zomatomeetup we thought it would be a pretty good way to spend our Thursday evening. The venue of choice was Montpeliers Bar. Situated up in Bruntsfield it’s been open since 1992 and has recently undergone a make-over. We were pleased to see that they’ve still kept their 2 courses for £10 and 2 mains for £10 offers along with the extensive cocktail menu and excellent beer selection. The inside of Montpeliers is spacious, romantic and has a French country vibe to it. When we arrived at 6pm the place was a hive of activity.
Talking about beer, we were also in for a treat this evening as our food was paired with 6 different beers from Molson Coors. There was a few we’d spotted on the list that we’d already tasted but also a couple of unfamiliar beers.
The set-up for the evening would be a little explanation from Jules about the beer we were about to try, how it was made, the ingredients and flavours we should expect to taste and why it had been paired with each dish. This was the first time we’d done a beer tasting and food evening. Both of us were looking forward to the food and beer in equal amounts. As you can see from the pictures the food was small tapa style portions to go with each beer. We were glad it wasn’t full sized portions otherwise we would never had made it to the end. Mr Edinburger thoroughly enjoyed the beef slider with blue cheese glaze and I loved the chilli prawns, thankfully they weren’t as spicy as we were expecting. Our favourite beers from the night was an easy one. We both loved the Shandon Stout and it’s now on our to buy list, if we can find it as it’s not the easiest to source. All the food served was delicious and tasted very fresh. It gave a great insight into the food on offer at Montpeliers and it’s on our return list.
Thanks Zomato for inviting us along!
Montpeliers Bruntsfield | 159-161 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh | 0131 229 3115 |
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