11
Oct
2012
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All the right combinations

Steak, cheese, beer and bread. By all accounts, it’s a pretty perfect combination. But if you’re imagining a pint of beer, wedges of cheese and a fairly normal loaf of bread, you’d be forgiven for making this assumption, but you would be wrong. In this post we are talking deliciously crumbly Boursin cheese and a sourdough loaf from the Manna House Bakery that’s made using Innis & Gunn rum finish beer.

This amazing lunch was borne out of the lovely people at Boursin sending me a delicious new flavour of cheese to sample – tomato, onion and chive. Slathered on top of the distinctively flavoured beer bread, I felt I had no choice but to top my wedge of sourdough with slices of medium-rare steak. And just when you thought the sound of this sandwich couldn’t get much better, it did. Topped with rocket, parmesan shavings and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, having one just wasn’t enough. Two did the trick, but if I’d allowed the glutton in me to have her way, a third would have been on the cards.

If you’re watching your waistline, try substituting the tomato onion and chive flavoured Boursin for the light version of their traditional garlic and herb soft cheese – it’s equally delicious.

And now it’s your turn. What do you normally serve with your steak sandwich?

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  • http://www.thehautecookie.com thehautecookie

    that looks SOOO good!! YUMM!!!!!!!

  • http://www.thehautecookie.com thehautecookie

    that looks SOOO good!! YUMM!!!!!!!

  • chiara

    Thanks Sooae. You can’t beat a good steak sandwich!

  • http://little-white-whale.com/ Gloria

    Oh my goodness, I wish I was having this for lunch today! That beer bread sounds so good!

  • http://little-white-whale.com/ Gloria

    Oh my goodness, I wish I was having this for lunch today! That beer bread sounds so good!

  • chiara

    It was good Gloria. The beer bread is a revelation!

  • http://theheartbeatsfaster.blogspot.co.uk/ Louisa

    Ooh, I love Boursin! The new flavour sounds amazing, and the sandwich looks amazing!

  • http://theheartbeatsfaster.blogspot.co.uk/ Louisa

    Ooh, I love Boursin! The new flavour sounds amazing, and the sandwich looks amazing!

  • chiara

    Thanks Louisa. The new flavour is really good!

  • http://www.2edinburgh.co.uk Susan

    Will definitely be ordering the Innis & Gunn beer bread at the Manna House next time!

  • http://www.2edinburgh.co.uk Susan

    Will definitely be ordering the Innis & Gunn beer bread at the Manna House next time!

  • chiara

    It’s really nice Susan, and it tastes great toasted with butter. My kitchen had the most amazing smell when the beer bread was in the toaster.

  • chiara

    It’s really nice Susan, and it tastes great toasted with butter. My kitchen had the most amazing smell when the beer bread was in the toaster.

  • http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com Jennifer

    Looks amazing!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • chiara

    Thanks Jennifer!

  • chiara

    Thanks Jennifer!