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Dr.ink of Fulham Part 2

written on 24 Mar 2011

This is the second part to my post about Dr.ink of Fulham, see the first here.

Course 3: Ragdo Pattis with Kernel Citra IPA and William Brothers Ginger

The Ragdo Pattis was a delicious green pea patti topped with chick peas and a tomato salsa. Superb although the raita had a very unusual mustard flavour I had never tasted.

Kernel, certainly my brewer of the moment. Based near Borough market in South East London, they are producing fantastic flavour packed beers. The Citra is unsurprisingly heavily hopped with Citra hops. Loads of tropical fruit, mango, passionfruit and pineapple on the nose. Then a heavy lasting bitterness in taste, delicious.

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A "proper" ginger beer, quite light and sweet but with a nice balanced ginger kick.

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Course 4: Idli Sambal with Hopback Summer Lightning and Copper Dragon Challenger

A rice and flour dumpling served with lentil dal. Beautifully smooth dal contrasted with the unusual dumpling.

The Hopback has a light sweet smell, quite bitter and with a slightly "damp" finish. Quite a traditional English beer.

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Another great classically styled beers. Quite malty and heavy on Challenger hops. Not really an IPA in the usual sense though.

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Course 5: Coconut and Fennel Curry with Thornbridge Kipling and Schneider Aventinus

Delicious butternut squash and green bean curry with an initially mild but quickly growing spice. Served with cumin rice.

Kipling are producing some fantastic pale ales at the moment. This one had a smooth balanced taste but didn't quite have the punch of some of their other offerings.

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The one beer I really can't remember much about, clearly I'd had one too many by that point.

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Digestif: Harviestoun Ola Dubh Porter

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String whiskey and coffee in this long-aged (in whiskey barrels) beer. Perfect for the end of the night.

Conclusion

A fantastic night was definitely had by all, amazing food complemented by well matched and interesting beers. Even the supposed non-beer fans (including my wife, thanks for the photos by the way) seemed turned by the end.

Why not attend the next one, check out the dates here.