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Best Canberra Food and Drink Matches

By Mess 8 February 2008 30

Tonight I had dinner out at Kingsleys Steak and Crab house on Bunda Street in the city. While Kingsleys have a good reputation, I was particulary taken with the food and wine/beer combos on offer. We started with the Alaskan King Crab, matched with a very nice Reisling recommended by the manager, then we had our steaks (I had the Wagu F1 Striploin) matched also with a great Shiraz, and the best was saved for last where I had the Death by Chocolate dessert (chocolate mousse on a biscuit base topped with Chcolate syrup and chocolate cie cream) paired up with James Squire Porter, which is possibly the best food and beer match I have ever had. I am interested to know if any other Riot-acters have come across such good food and drink pairings that they might like to share with our Canberra community, particulary food and beer matches which are increasely common in the wider world but stsill seem to be lacking in the Canberra market.

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Genie 9:30 pm 09 Feb 08

Mess – Learn to spell…
tee hee ;(

shauno 5:45 pm 08 Feb 08


It takes a few goes to get it right, but saves you the head splitting kingfisher hangover…

Comment by Thumper — 8 February, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

Same with beer in West Africa ive had some wicked hangovers there. You know apparently the biggest Guinness drinkers outside Ireland is suppose to be Cameroon. Ive seen trucks on the dirt roads there packed full of Guinness heading inland from the Douala

scumdorg 5:40 pm 08 Feb 08

How were they able to get away with calling their establishment Kingsleys when there always has been the local chicken establishment of the same name? If I were Kingsleys Chicken I’d sue the buggery out of them.

realityskin 5:09 pm 08 Feb 08

theres a few places around that do Degustation … *perfect* way to have a awesome long dinner

Degustation is a term meaning “a careful, appreciative tasting of various foods.”

Stung 5:09 pm 08 Feb 08

Alaskan king crab? Shiraz? Riesling? Chocolate Mousse?

Well la di frickin da…

Thumper 4:15 pm 08 Feb 08

That’s it. I’m off to the pub…

Absent Diane 4:05 pm 08 Feb 08

all this talk of beer and curry is making me thirsty and hungerier.

bunnycoat 3:49 pm 08 Feb 08

Kingfisher can be had from the beer stall at the Kingston Bus Depot market.

VicePope 3:29 pm 08 Feb 08

Maelinar – the little grog shop in the trade/restaurant area of Erindale usually has it (worth a ring first if you have to travel).

Sometimes one can get lucky at Jim Murphy’s and it’s occasionally been spotted in the grog barns associated with major retailers. Frankly, I prefer Toohey’s Old because it seems to cope better with being served pretty cold.

Mess 3:06 pm 08 Feb 08

The Alaskan King crab we had was $60 odd dollars, but we split it between 4 people and had a leg each, and that was heaps for an entree.

Beer does taste much better out of a glass. Every beer at the Belgian Beer Cafe has its own specially made glass to maximise the aroma and flavour.

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