KAUM Jakarta x Stark Beer

KAUM x Stark
KAUM Jakarta teamed up with Bali-based Stark Beer for a one-night-only food-pairing dinner.

KAUM Jakarta is the place for anyone craving an authentic Indonesian food experience. As part of the restaurant’s exploration of the tastes of the archipelago, the chefs at KAUM collaborated with the craft beer brewers from Bali at Stark Beer for an evening of libations and epicurean delights on Oct. 21.

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Stark Beer prepared their best while the team from KAUM Jakarta spent many nights to present the best matches. “The process to find the best pairings was fun,” Lisa Virgiano, KAUM brand director, said. “The team at KAUM literally tried to match each beer with our entire menu before settling on the pairing.”

At the dinner, Stark Beer founder Bona Budhisurya gave a brief introduction to the rising craft beer scene locally and globally before the seven-course dinner was served. The atmosphere was casual with diners at each table digging in and drinking down.

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Among the standouts was a fried duck sambal mango with dark wheat beer. The savory juicy duck meat and perfect crackling skin combined with the sourness of the sambal mango balanced by the deep flavor of Stark’s dark wheat beer.

The tempe bacem matched with a wheat beer also did not disappoint. Who would have thought that such a traditional dish with a dominant sweet flavor could pair with beer. It’s a combination that you just have to taste to believe.

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The evening ended. Our bellies were full, our palates sated and smiles on every face.

Jalan Dr. Kusuma Atmaja No.77-79
Thamrin, Jakarta.
T: +62 21 22393256
+62 813 8171 5256
Instagram: @kaum_jakarta

Jalan Pulau Menjangan
Gg. Candi Kuning No. 8
Singaraja, Bali.
T: +62 361 255600
+62 21 57941287
Instagram: @starkbeer

Written by Yosua Yanuard November 22, 2017.