Certified Master Chef Daniel Joly believes that the relationship between beer and cuisine is like a marriage. “It’s a wedding of the food and the quality,” Joly said. “And also of the tradition of the beer and getting all those flavors.”
Watch Chef Daniel Joly of Stella Artois on the importance of beer in Belgian cuisine and culture:
“Beer is very much respected, like wine is in France,” Joly told genConnect. “Belgium is for beer enthusiasts like Disneyland is for kids.” With over 1,00 years of history of making beer, Belgium has been the pinnacle location for beer milestones.
But you don’t simply pour beer and drink it. There is definitely an art that comes with pouring beer that makes it taste all the much better. Watch Chef Joly teach genConnect the proper way to pour Stella Artois beer:
These steps will definitely impress your friends…
- Clean the glassware. “Every Belgian beer has it’s own glassware,” Joly said.
- As you pour, sacrifice a little bit of beer before you pour as to remove some of the foam.
- Keep the Chalice tilted as you begin to pour.
- Straighten the glass as you continue to pour, as this creates “a nice emulsion of flavors.”
- Cut the top of the foam off the glass so the foam is level.
- Dip the stem in water to clean it again before drinking.
The last step is to drink and remember drink responsibly.
genConnect was credentialed press at the 2012 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colo., where we interviewed the top chefs, wine experts and culinary gurus from the event. For more of our video interviews and articles from the 30th Annual Food & Wine Classic, click here.
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