This Chef Goes Beyond Wine to Pair Her Desserts with Beer and Cider

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 31, 2015
References: sweetrevengenyc & wsj
Restaurateur Marlo Scot goes beyond sweet and fruity wines to pair her desserts with beer and cider. While many restaurants offer wine as the most appropriate pairing for after-dinner sweets, Scot encourages her customers to opt for beer instead.

At her New York City restaurant 'Sweet Revenge,' Scot offers her patrons unique and complex beers that feature hints of the same flavors featured in her desserts. With so many different craft beers now available to consumers, there are more options that pair perfectly with desserts. One such pairing includes an almond cake, accompanied by a dry strawberry beer from Belgium called 'Früli.' Instead of overwhelming the diner with flavors, the dry beer amplifies the strawberry notes in its corresponding cake and reduces the overall sweetness of the dessert.

By pairing desserts with beer instead of wine, Scot allows consumers to experience the post-dinner treats in a whole new way. The unique pairings also allow consumers to explore a whole new range of craft beers that include unusual ingredients and distinct flavor combinations.