I’ve never been to degustation devoted to rum. I’ve drunk my fair share of white rum in mojitos, Ron Matusalem when I felt like getting rum-fancy and guess what, I’ve even visited the Bundaberg Rum factory in Queensland! But I’ve never attended a 5-course dinner matched with rum. And to be honest with you, my knowledge of Angostura products up until now was severely limited to that of the bitters with its bright yellow cap and white paper label, lo and behold they produce a delicious lineup of oh so delectable rums.
A huge thanks to The Trustee in Perth and Angostura Rum of Trinidad for inviting me along to the Angels Cut by The Trustee Angostura Rum Dinner on Wednesday 17th September, myself and Mr. Spittoon had a fab time.
I just want to take a moment to explain what ‘Angels Cut’ means, also commonly known as ‘Angels Share’, it is the portion of a wine or distilled spirit’s volume that is lost to evaporation. Therefore it’s sent to the Angels 🙂
The Angostura Rum Dinner’s menu was a surprise until we literally sat down which I liked. The tickets were $120 per person and it ran from about 6:30-9:30pm. We were greeted at the door with funky kettle drums that were playing super suave Caribbean tunes as well as contemporary songs, island style.
Today I’m popping the final touches on my Angostura Rum Dinner post from the event I attended last week, keep an eye on the blog tonight for all the tasty details 🙂
The separate function room of Angels Cut is just off the main bar and was set up with all the tables around the outside of the room, various tables of different sizes. There was roughly about 30-50 people, to me it seemed spacious yet cosy. Despite the lighting seeming quite dim I think I got some decent photos without the flash which is pretty good for a point and click girl like myself.
Between each course the Master Distiller of Angostura Rum from Trinidad, John Georges took us through the rum match for each dish and gave us a bit of a history on the rum which was really cool. It gave the meal an interactive element which made you stop and think about what you were tasting. I like to think of it as an educational experience!
As John said, ‘When you have rum, you always have a good time’. Hear, hear I say!
- The shucked oysters with salsa lemon, lime & bitters (I guzzled about 4 of them!)
- The crispy squid sliders matched with the Port of Spain Swizzle cocktail (Mr. Spittoons favourite!)
The Angostura 5yo, grapefruit, lime, Angostura bitters & ginger beer cocktail was absolutely scrumptious. John, our lovely Master Distiller suggested we all go out and try a ginger apple mojito afterwards which is exactly what Mr. spittoon and I did, loved it!
When we moved onto the 3rd course we moved onto the neat rum. Or on the rocks, or with water if that’s how you sway. At first it was a bit of a shock to the old palate but as John said ‘rum needs to have a kick’. Funnily enough the further I got into the degustation the more and more I enjoyed my neat rums and now Mr. Spittoon and I are currently shopping around online for sweet deals on ‘sipping rums’ as we like to say. No coke needed.
Now back to the post.. The desserts took me to foodie heaven alongside their matching rums.. The chocolate snickers bar with dark choc crumble and rum glazed strawberries matched with the Angostura a 1919 (8-year-old) was heaven. I didn’t think it could get much better until…
Once I tried the minute but amaze-balls bitter dark chocolate Jaffa tarts with the Angostura 1824 (12-year-old) I was converted for good! I was in a chocolatey rum paradise where nothing else mattered! Even John the distiller said ‘They say a parent isn’t suppose to have a favourite, well tough, this is mine’.
The night came to an end around 9:30pm and we were all spoilt rotten with a delicious goodie bag full of mini Angostura products and vouchers. I do love a goodie bag!!
I’d definitely recommend stopping into Angels Cut by The Trustee to try a cocktail or Angostura rum neat when you’re next in Perth city looking for a lovely drink. Check out The Trustee website here or connect with Angel’s Cut by The Trustee on Facebook here. For more mouth-watering photos check out my full Rum Dinner Album here.