Well we will be hosting a couple of nights on the 18th and 19th November that will showcase the beers of Kent’s smallest Micro Brewery Moodley’s of Penshurst.
Yudhistra Moodley the founder and MD of this brewery will be supplying the beers that we will use within the menu and also serve alongside the selected dishes. Yudhistra will also be there each night to talk about his brews and answer any questions you might have. We hope also his brewster Jemima the UK’s youngest will also be there if she can be persuaded!!!
The venue for this night will also be a bit different as we will be joining forces with Sarah Crysell of the Olive Stores in Brenchley. This is a new venture that opened back in the late summer and is located in the heart of this village and we will be taking over the place for the two nights. This will also provide us with a bit more capacity as there will be room for a maximum twenty four guest spread over 3 tables of eight. So please note unless you are a party of eight you will be sharing with other diners.
The menu for each evening has been designed to compliment each of the brews and will we hope match each dish. Subject to market purchases and availibilty it will comprise of the following.
Welcome nibbles will be served at 7:30pm with a glass of Black Velvet, a mix of sparkling perry and Moodley’s Pantiles Porter.
The dinner will then commence at 8pm and we will serve a homemade Pork and Kentish Cobnut Terrine served with assorted pickles and some freshly baked Beer Bread made using the Moodley’s Toad Rock Bitter. We will serve a glass of the Toad Rock bitter with this course.
The next dish we will serve will be a poached Breast of Chicken stuffed with a wild mushroom stuffing and then a light beer and caraway scented jus will go with this. This will be garnished with a creamy Gratin Dauphinoise potato and some green beans. This time we will serve a glass of the Moodley’s Penshurst Pleasure with this dish.
Next in the French fashion we will serve some Cheese… this will be whatever is best and in stock at the Olive Stores and with this we will serve our Porridge Oat Biscuits. The beer with this course will be a new one just recently developed by Jemima and Yudhistra. This one has only had some eighty bottles produced this year as it uses Golding Hops grown in Rusthall and they have been used fresh (not dried) in the beer it has been recently named Green Goldings.
Finally the meal will be completed with a specially baked chocolate cake that uses the Pantiles Porter in it and will be garnished with some Porter soaked sultanas and a scoop of ice cream. With this we will serve a glass of another new beer for the winter called Winter Solstice.
Coffee and Petit fours will complete what we hope will be an interesting event that will showcase these amazing bottle conditioned real ales in a way that we hope will also show how food and beer can match very well.
The bookings open as of October 16th and we will be asking for a donation of £40 per person for this dinner as it will also include each beer with each course. Extra beers will be available for purchase and also a limited wine list of wines by the glass of bottle will also be on hand for an added cost.