DRINKS & FOOD
We're talking all things food, flavour and perfect pairings!
From teaming the right spirits with meals, to advice from world-renowned flavour pros and how to create amazing moments with food and cocktails, discover everything flavour-focused right here.
FOOD AND COCKTAIL MOMENTS – HOW AND WHY WE DO IT
Whether it’s a spontaneous bite to eat or planned meal out, food and drink go hand in hand, with individuals now more inclined to choose a venue based on its drink’s menu.
MASTERCLASS: SPIRITS & FOOD
Whether it’s aperitifs, digestifs or cocktail pairing, there’s a great opportunity to get imaginative, impress your guests and boost your sales.
THE BENEFITS OF OFFERING FOOD AT YOUR VENUE - PT.1
Tim and Olivia give you the tools on how to properly set yourself up for success, when it comes to food service. The duo also highlight key points on how to best match spirits with food occasions.
THE BENEFITS OF OFFERING FOOD AT YOUR VENUE - PT.2
It’s never been more important to maximise your bottom line, and in this bitesize session Tim Philips explores the benefits of offering food at your bar no matter what type of venue you are.
Inspiration From the Kitchen
The ultimate dining experience is when the bar and the kitchen are working well together to bring powerful flavour and surprise to the table.
EXPERT TIPS FOR SHARING INGREDIENTS
It is becoming much more common for ingredients to be shared between the kitchen and bar. Diageo Global Gastronomer Mark Moriarty shares the benefits of this in his restaurant and gives tips on how to bring these worlds together in your bar.
FOOD AND SPIRITS: ADVICE FROM A FLAVOUR PRO
Maximising the impact of a well-crafted meal with a corresponding drink, or vice versa, is a great way of elevating a guest's experience, increasing spend per head and helping the venue’s bottom line.
CHEF TOOLS TO COVET
As bartenders, one of our biggest influences are chefs. Whether it's through flavour pairing or culinary techniques, many of the best modern cocktails have been inspired by food and cooking.
TIPS FOR USING VEGETABLES IN COCKTAILS
From menus inspired by the seasons to greater control of freshness, top tips on how to incorporate kitchen ingredients into your drinks menu.
The Perfect Match
Birthday, anniversaries, reunions, even everyday moments, cocktails have the potential to make any special occasion a memorable one!
USING COCKTAILS TO ENSURE EVERY DAY IS A SPECIAL OCCASION
Delicious cocktails are an excellent way to enhance any dining occasion.
A former pastry chef and owner/ chief drink slinger at Queen’s Park in Alabama, Laura Newman is just about the perfect person you’d want to fix you a drink after dinner.
FOOD & WHISKY – A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
Ewan Gunn explores what goes well with whisky and shares his suggestions on the perfect whisky and food combinations for a match made in heaven.
BEER AND FOOD
Watch Padraig Fox give his top tips and tricks on how match flavoured beers with food, explore the different types and styles of beer, and how best to pair their characteristic flavours with food.
BEFORE & AFTER MEAL
Guests are looking for the ultimate food and drink moments and, if you’re not already providing pre and post meal experiences, then it’s worth thinking about how you bring these exciting moments into the mix.
BEER STYLES & FOOD
Enhance your beer flavour knowledge and learn how to perfectly pair beer with food to enhance customer experience.
THE BARTENDER’S GARDEN
Get your hands on our exclusive download from James Fowler on how to get growing a bartender’s garden.
Pre and post meal RECIPEs
Pre or post meal moments are a great opportunity to introduce guests to something adventurous.
APERITIVO RECIPE CARD
Check out our downloadable recipe card for some Apertivo drink inspiration. As well as top tips on how to create and sell Apertivo cocktails.
Marian Beke, Georgi Radev & Steve Kelly share the creative garnishes that make their cocktails stand out!
TEST YOUR knowledge
Learn from Global Gastronomer Mark Moriarty how to tailor your menu to capitalise on these occasions and get top tips and inventive recipe inspiration to get your creative juices flowing.
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