Costolute Genovese tomato carpaccio

Costolute Genovese tomato carpaccio
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Costolute Genovese tomato carpaccio

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The carpaccio of Costolute Genovese tomato on avocado cream with pine nuts, fresh basil and truffle oil makes a wonderful beer pairing - especially with the non-alcoholic Budweiser Budvar Nealko.


Ingredients (6 servings)
500 g Medium-sized, sweet tomatoes
2 tablespoon(s) Drained and rinsed capers
Sea salt flakes
Freshly ground black pepper


Ingredients (6 servings)
25 g Canned anchovies in oil
160 g Tinned tuna, drained
1 piece(s) Garlic clove, peeled and chopped
2 teaspoon(s) Red wine vinegar
1 piece(s) Whole egg plus yolk
1 teaspoon(s) Dijon mustard
120 ml Light olive oil
1 pinch Sea salt flakes
Freshly ground black pepper


  • To make the tonnato sauce, place all the ingredients except the olive oil in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add the olive oil at regular intervals until the mixture is fully emulsified and smooth and glossy. The consistency should be loose but not runny. Taste and add more vinegar, salt and pepper if needed.
  • Spoon 4-5 tablespoons of the tonnato sauce onto a large serving plate. Cut the tomatoes into thin slices with a very sharp knife and layer on top of the sauce.
  • Sprinkle with ground black pepper and a little sea salt flakes, sprinkle with the capers and serve.

Budweiser Budvar Nealko Non-alcoholic

Falstaff Points: 91

Bright gold with fine-pored foam and a typical, albeit malt-driven aroma. Cool and slender impression in the first sip. A fruity note - most likely orange zest - accompanies the malty body. The herbal finish lingers for a long time.

Thanks to the food, Nealko is no longer recognizable as non-alcoholic. Avocado cream and beer result in a high level of creaminess, with the beef tomato appearing noticeably more delicate. The truffle oil softens the cereal note of the beer and creates subtle earthy notes with the hop aroma. The nutty aromas of the pine nuts balance out the subtle caramel taste. At the same time, the fresh basil enhances the bitterness of the beer and brings a subtle cooling effect when enjoyed together.

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