In Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighbourhood, walking through Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø’s boutique beer bar Tørst leads to the tucked-away dining space of chef Daniel Burns’s Luksus—the only Michelin-starred restaurant to pair dishes exclusively with beer. This gateway between realms has been brought to the page in the duo’s collaboration Food & Beer, co-written with Joshua David Stein and accompanied by a foreword from Noma’s René Redzepi. The book offers recipes and pairings in two parts: the first section, named after Tørst, is divided into 10 flavours shared by beer and food, while Luksus’s European-inspired cuisine guides the second half. Frank and charming prose weaves together personal stories and expert insights; it’s a meeting of minds in the unexpected friendship of beer and fine dining.
May 25, 2016