Leading Singapore craft brewery, Heart of Darkness, collaborates with French-Japanese premium pastry joint, Nesuto Patisserie to bring a cake flight to the tap house. For one weekend only on Saturday, 16 November and Sunday, 17 November, swap out your usual coffee and tea for fruity beers paired with fruity cakes and indulge in rich chocolate cakes with stouts.
Nesuto Patisserie, known for its delicate confections and beautiful handcrafted cakes, will take diners through a one-of-a-kind flight of contemporary and innovative pastries inspired by a variety of beers from Heart of Darkness. The sweetness of the cakes contrasts perfectly with the bitterness of the beers – with each flavour lifting and complementing each other. For beer and sweets lovers, take your pre-holiday gatherings to the next level with the ultimate dessert pairing: An ice-cold beer and a scrumptious cake.
Heart Of Darkness x Nesuto Patisserie Cake & Beer Pairing
Start off your culinary journey with on a light note with the Citrus Meringue Tart. This beautiful pastry showcases Nesuto’s Head Pastry Chef, Alicia Wong’s refined culinary skills in creating exquisite cakes that marry art and flavour. The delicate combination of the lemon lime curd on a buttery tart base, topped with caramelised meringue, pair perfectly with the Conquistador’s Mexican Pilsner. The malt backbone of the pilsner mellows out the tangy pie flavours and leave a nice slight bitterness on the tongue.
Ignite your palate with Coconut Pineapple Panna Cotta – featuring creamy coconut milk pudding with pineapple jam drizzled with passionfruit and mango sauce, topped with sesame crumble. This sweat treat is matched with Heart of Darkness’ all-time bestseller, Dream Alone Pale Ale. The passionfruit and mango flavours from the panna cotta are enhanced by this malty and mild pale ale. Slight hints of citrus and hops seep through and complement the sesame crumble that sits atop the cake.
Chocolate lovers rejoice. The Chocolate Cherry Pudding is a baked dark chocolate custard with juicy morello cherries and a light vanilla chantilly cream. The robust dark malts from the Director’s Cacao Nib Porter are balanced by a hint of sweetness from the cherries in the pie. This pairing brings back fond memories of a hot cup of coffee with an elegant pastry for breakfast. The beer finishes long and smooth, with a hint of roast.
Complete your epicurean journey with Tiramisu Coffee Tart – a mascarpone coffee tart with a white coffee macaron. This tart is complemented amazingly well with the Excited Magpie Dry Stout. Heart of Darkness added a whole lot of coffee beans to their favourite stout to boost its coffee flavour and aroma. The bitterness of the roasty coffee aroma balances well with creamy chocolate flavours from the dessert, making this pairing extremely pleasing to the palate.
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