Yamba Shores Tavern owner Matt Muir about to take a bite from the duck confit Pluto Pup.
Yamba Shores Tavern owner Matt Muir about to take a bite from the duck confit Pluto Pup. Tim Howard

Fun and funky the themes for Yamba beer degustation dinner

HAVING fun and doing it a bit funky was the inspiration for a four-course beer degustation dinner at the Yamba Shores Tavern.

Chefs Geoff Platt and Nick Cassidy let their imaginations run riot when they came up with a menu to accompany a selection of Coopers beers.

Here's what diners feasted on when they arrived at the tavern on Friday night.

Pie and pizza on arrival: Salumi Salami pizetta and washed rind cheese and fig bourek. Served with a Coopers 62 Pilsner.

Entree: JFC: Japanese Fried Chicken balls with yakitori sauce. Beer: Original Pale Ale.

Fast food was the inspiration for the entree, Japanese Fried Chicken balls with yakitori sauce.
Fast food was the inspiration for the entree, Japanese Fried Chicken balls with yakitori sauce. Tim Howard

Main Course: Pluto Pup and burger: confit duck corn dog with srirach sauce and a duck burger with goats cheese, honey and local rocket on a toasted brioche bun. Beer: Coopers Artisan Reserve Pils.

The second half of the degustation main course was the delicious duck burgers, served with Coopers Artisan Pils.
The second half of the degustation main course was the delicious duck burgers, served with Coopers Artisan Pils. Tim Howard

Dessert: Beeramisu. beer twist on the Italian classic tiramisu, with Savoiardi soaked in Coopers Dark Ale.

Beer: Coopers Best Extra Stout.

A funky take on an Italian classic dessert, beeramisu uses Coopers Dark Ale to flavour the savoiardi rather than a liqueur. It was served with Coopers Best Extra Stout.
A funky take on an Italian classic dessert, beeramisu uses Coopers Dark Ale to flavour the savoiardi rather than a liqueur. It was served with Coopers Best Extra Stout. Tim Howard

After dinner diners were treated to a first for the region with the initial tapping in NSW of Brooklyn Lager.

Coopers regional manager Phil Gibson said Coopers had just agreed to brew the American based beer in Australia and the company had decided to give Yamba drinkers the honour of tasting the first keg.

Brooklyn brand ambassador Miro Bellini told diners Coopers reputation for quality brewing was the main reason behind the choice.

"We think they've done a perfect job and I'll be staying behind tonight to make sure we get to the bottom of that keg," he said.



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