A cliché (according the wikipedia) is an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has been overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel. The term is frequently used in modern culture for an action or idea which is expected or predictable, based on a prior event. Some are stereotypes, but some are simply truisms. Facts.
This is why I’m ignoring ill advised calls of cliché and giving the Fathers’ of the world what they want. Beer and meat. Fact.
This Father’s day we have devised a set menu of meaty morsels matched with exciting and interesting beers. We have brews such as Innis & Gun’s “Rum Cask” which has soft fruits and malt on the palate balanced by a lively spiciness from the rum. A perfect match to some honey and mustard back ribs with radish & sesame slaw. As well as Redchurch brewery’s famous “Hackney Gold”. A traditional bitter with a modern edge, it’s malt characters balanced perfectly with a big citrussy hop aroma from the bags of new world hops. Faultless with a mixed grill of steak, liver, kidneys, black pudding, sausage and Bacon.
This manly menu may not challenge stereotypes but if you treat your Dad to lunch it might just challenge your tastebuds.