Looking for innovative ideas for restaurants? How about cooking with beer? Those with German, Irish and Belgian heritage are no secret to the versatility of beer as a cooking ingredient. And we Wisconsinites know that beer has been used in batter for as long as the supper club or the Friday night fish fry have been popular.
But what about a sauce for vegetables? Or a cake ingredient? Or a soup that goes beyond beer and cheese? The alcohol in beer cooks down much like wine, and also similar to wine beer can impart unique flavors to your dishes. Baking bread with beer is an ancient practice – it’s even said that the Egyptians fed it to the slaves who were building the pyramids. In our modern era, beer bread makes a delicious appetizer and just the scent can make your customers drool.
Beer could be the secret weapon that sets your brewpub or restaurant apart from the crowd – so start your experimentations today!