Sunday, December 2, 2012

Cider Sunday Sessions w/ Rochdale Cider & Gastro Park

Starting next Sunday, you can visit Bondi's Beach Road Hotel to get your Sunday Cider fix. 



New Zealand's Rochdale Cider and Gastro Park chef Grant King have teamed up to bring us their 'Beached As' Sunday Sessions which will run every Sunday through the months of December and January.




A specially crafted menu will feature three dishes, each of which are available to purchase with a Rochdale cider for $12.50. 

Choices include the following:


Cider Slider
Cider baked pig, crunchy crackles & apple celeriac slaw

Crispy Claw
Crispy cider batter, encasing soft shell crab claws, zingy lemon and lime mayonnaise, wrapped in a crisp lettuce leaf with cucumber and coriander.

The Rochdale Frostie
Cider caramelised apple ice cream, granny smith popping candy.

Rochdale Cider

This brightly coloured traditional cider has a light to medium carbonation and a unique cider flavour which you find with more traditional methods of cider making. It is not overly sweet and has a nice balanced apple flavour. A medium dry cider, it is made using tree ripened NZ grown apples and has no preservatives which is a big plus for me. It is a perfect choice for a hot day as it is rfereshing and crisp.

Rochdale is brewed the traditional way by McCashin's in Nelson, New Zealand, whose products are renowned for their use of Palaeo water. You may remember my review of Saxton Apple Cider which also features this famed ingredient. 

Reported as the purest water in the world, it is said to be sourced from one of the oldest and purest water aquifers known to man - untouched for up to 260 centuries. 

Rochdale Cider was actually voted Best Cider (NZ) at the 2012 Beer & Brewer Awards in Australia.


At 5% alcohol, a 330ml bottle will provide you with 1.3 standard drinks.

It terms of food pairing, I don't think you can look past the menu planned by Grant King. Pork, Crab or Caramelised apple ice cream. Yes please!

Rochdale Cider & Gastro Park 'Beached As' combos will be available each Sunday at The Beach Road Hotel's newly launched outdoor bar, The Backyard. 

Rochdale Cider is available at the following hotels in NSW.


BEACH ROAD HOTEL
NSWACT
NORTHIES HOTEL
NSWACT
MONA VALE HOTEL
NSWACT
CARGO HOTEL
NSWACT
BEACH HOTEL - BYRON BAY
NSWACT
CLOVELLY HOTEL
NSWACT
STEYNE HOTEL
NSWACT
PYRMONT BRIDGE HOTEL
NSWACT
PONTOON BAR
NSWACT
GREENWOOD HOTEL - NORTH SYDNEY
NSWACT
SUGAR MILL / KIT & KABOODLE
NSWACT
RYANS BAR - SYDNEY
NSWACT
ROYAL HOTEL - ARMIDALE
NSWACT
ROBIN HOOD HOTEL - ORANGE
NSWACT
MARLBOROUGH HOTEL - NEWTOWN
NSWACT
CELLARBRATIONS BONNELLS BAY - BAY HOTEL
NSWACT
GRANGE HOTEL - WYOMING
NSWACT
PARAGON HOTEL - SYDNEY
NSWACT
CECIL HOTEL - CASINO
NSWACT
OCEAN SHORES TAVERN
NSWACT
HOTEL CREMORNE
NSWACT
LONGYARD HOTEL
NSWACT
AUSTRALIAN HOTEL - STH GRAFTON
NSWACT
PLUMPTON HOTEL
NSWACT
OCEAN BEACH HOTEL - UMINA
NSWACT
COLONIAL HOTEL - WERRINGTON
NSWACT
TOWN HALL HOTEL - NEWTOWN
NSWACT
SEAVIEW TAVERN
NSWACT
CHARCOAL INN HOTEL - CASINO
NSWACT
TEA GARDENS HOTEL - BONDI
NSWACT
ROYAL HOTEL - ORANGE
NSWACT
THE PUB - TAMWORTH
NSWACT
RAILWAY TAVERN - GLEN INNES
NSWACT
WESTSIDE HOTEL - DUBBO
NSWACT
HARRIGANS IRISH PUB - POKOLBIN
NSWACT
GOLDEN SHEAF HOTEL
NSWACT
SHOAL BAY RESORT
NSWACT
KENT HOTEL - HAMILTON
NSWACT
ORCHARD TAVERN - CHATSWOOD
NSWACT
KELLYS ON KING
NSWACT
CLUB HOTEL - WATTLE GROVE
NSWACT
BONDI HOTEL
NSWACT
BELMORE HOTEL - SCONE
NSWACT
LIGHTNING RIDGE BOWLING CLUB
NSWACT
SAWTELL HOTEL
NSWACT
TAREN POINT HOTEL
NSWACT
ST JAMES HOTEL
NSWACT
IMPERIAL HOTEL - WEE WAA
NSWACT
NAMBUCCA HOTEL - MACKSVILLE
NSWACT
PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL - MUSWELLBROOK
NSWACT
VINEYARDS HOTEL - TOURMALINE
NSWACT
GLADSTONE HOTEL - DULWICH HILL
NSWACT
REVESBY PACIFIC
NSWACT
HARBORD BEACH HOTEL
NSWACT
MARLIN HOTEL - ULLADULLA
NSWACT
UNITY HALL HOTEL - BALMAIN
NSWACT
POST OFFICE HOTEL - MOREE
NSWACT
BWS - NEW BRIGHTON HOTEL MANLY
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To find your local stockist contact McCashin's by emailing them at enquiries@mccashins.co.nz or check out their Facebook page here

Beached As - Sunday Sessions
Where: The Backyard - Outdoor Bar
The Beach Road Hotel 
71 Beach Road,
Bondi, NSW

When: Sunday's from December 9, 2012 through to end of January.

The Food Mentalist sampled Rochdale Cider compliments of Rochdale Cider & One Green Bean


4 comments:

Not Quite Nigella said...

New Zealand seems to have a lot of pure waters! I've tried Waivera water and it's good (although I'll admit I love the bottles themselves).

ChopinandMysaucepan said...

Dear Erin,

You must be the one of the foremost authorities on ciders among Sydney food bloggers. I have not tried Rochdale yet although I have been liking the refreshing Montieth which is also quite deceptive in its alcohol content.

bob @ jugernatus.com said...

I had these last night at #loboplantation and loved it. googling to see if I can it at a bottlo and came here. So clean drinking and nice.

bob @ jugernatus.com said...

this is also a lot better drinking than monteith I got to say.

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