Beer and Food Pairings: Take Your Pick at The Perfect Pint
When in Manila and looking for a beer and food experience taken up a notch, The Perfect Pint is the go-to place that’s set to educate you on some of the finer things in life.
The recently opened gastro pub occupies a spot on 32nd st. of Bonifacio Global City. If you hang out by The Turf a lot, you won’t miss it.
One of the things that makes The Perfect Pint stand out in a jungle of Fort bars is its concept. Not only does it take pride in serving local craft beer, but it elevates the entire experience to a more international level by capitalizing on the idea of beer and food pairings.
The Tempongko brothers, owners of the restaurant, sought the help of renowned Chef Gene Gonzales to help craft their menu. Alec Tempongko, one of the brothers, said that The Perfect Pint aims to follow a “1 + 1 = 3” formula, where the combination seeks to be greater than the sum of its parts. It pushes to bring a sense of umami to its customers – one that not only captures the saltiness of a dish in contrast to the bitter taste of a beer, but rather the outcome in pairing these two elements to create a more favourable experience overall.
Beer and Food Pairings at The Perfect Pint
Feeling like a newbie in the local craft beer scene? Worry not! All you have to do is order a sampler to start off your journey. The sampler comes with a range of beers so different from each other that you’re bound to find a favorite among the four. (Weitzen, Summer Sessions, IPA Wild Ride, Dark Lager)
What’s a beer experience without some grub? Pair your choice of beverage with a slice of Stinky 5 Cheese Pizza, which features a combination of five different cheeses. Get to savor more of the flavor when you start eating at the tip of the slice. The flavor intensifies as you get nearer to the crust.
The Perfect Pint recommends pairing this with the Weitzen or the Summer Sessions. The latter has a floral note that gives off another flavor dimension when eaten with the pizza. If you’d prefer a stronger and more masculine taste for your beer, you can opt to pair it with the IPA Wild Ride instead.
Nothing pleases a crowd more like a pile of bacon strips. The Perfect Pint offers bacon that’s crisp and crunchy without being too thin – a definite plus for any bacon enthusiast. They recommend pairing this food with the Classic Pilsner. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, order this with a pint of the Pivo Praha Dark Lager and be prepared to take your tastebuds on an adventure.
You can never go wrong with an order of Truffle Fries. Served with a side of truffle mayonnaise, The Perfect Pint’s version will make you wish that all fast food joints served theirs the same way.
Make sure you leave room for dessert complete with its own side order of beer. The sweet taste of the brownie balances extremely well with the bitter notes of the Dark Chocolate Ale. It’s exceptional because, although both flavors are already strong on their own, they don’t overpower one another. Quite frankly, this food and beer pairing is a match made in heaven.
Ultimately, “the quest for The Perfect Pint represents a continuing journey”, one that aims to give its customers “a notch higher” experience with the introduction of a plethora of different beer and food pairings that would not only educate but satisfy, as well. With all of the delectable pairings that the gastro pub has to offer, it’s no wonder that The Perfect Pint already has a growing list of regular customers.
Whether you’re in the mood for your favorite local craft brew or if you’re a foodie on the hunt for a new experience, you’re bound to find something you’ll like at The Perfect Pint.
The Perfect Pint
32nd st. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines