Pop-up brew pub pairs craft beer & comfort food



Pairing beer with food is an under-appreciated art in France, but cooking enthusiast and avid home brewer Phillip Lamb is looking to change that with a “pop-up brew pub”.  In a new monthly event, he prepares a three-course lunch (entrée, plat, dessert) and chooses an appropriate beer to pair with each course.  The inaugural event, which took place at L’Express de Lyon on January 20th, featured Southern comfort food: chicken liver toasts, fried chicken, and sautéed greens, served with American, German, and Belgian brews.

The next lunch will take place on February 10th, with a Mardi Gras theme and beers from Brooklyn Brewery, location TBD.  30€ buys the full lunch with beer pairings, or it’s 20€ if you just want the grub.

Tickets can be purchased here, and you can keep up with news like menu announcements and schedule changes via their Twitter feed.

8 thoughts on “Pop-up brew pub pairs craft beer & comfort food”

  1. Aini Sastra says:

    wow. very nice and looked so amazing

  2. Grainne says:

    Thanks a lot. I realized that after I have posted the comment so thanks a lot for replying!

  3. The Mouth says:

    Hi Debbie and Grainne: you might want to contact the organizer with specific questions about their menu. He is at phillip.lamb@gmail.com

  4. Grainne says:

    Sounds great. You do a kids menu by any chance? (minus the beer, yes!)

  5. Debbie says:

    This sounds great. Are there any options for someone with allergies to shellfish? I love this idea – one of the things we miss most about home is good beer. We are always on the search for good beer here in Paris.

  6. SueB says:

    Great idea Phil!
    Hope we’ll be able to partake if there is one while we’re there in March!

  7. FoodieinParis says:

    Sounds great!
    I wouldn’t want to miss it!

  8. Phil in France says:

    Thanks for the shout-out Camille! In addition to the food and beer, we’ve invited Sarah Savoy & the Francadians (http://sarahsavoy.com/home.fr.html) to come out and play some cajun music for us. And we’ll have a hot sauce bar provided by our friends at Barbecue & Co (http://barbecue-co.com/)

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