Yes, you read that right. Beernaise! The classic béarnaise with a modern craft beer twist. Harness the power of sour beer in place of your vinegar element. The possibilities are endless with the range of local and seasonal craft beers hitting the market every day. We have recently seen the rising trend of lesser known cuts of meat being cooked quickly at high heat or being reverse-seared to ensure tenderness. Bavette is a great example of this cut, a robust umami flavour packed cut with sour beer is a combo that will have your diners talking. Street food has always been synonymous with corn in different cuisines and cultures across the globe. Using the char-grilled corn in a New Orleans style succotash topped with our Mainland Creamy Feta is a great way to calm and balance a range of dishes, delivering you a simple yet delicious ‘street food’ element into your offering.



  • 330ml sour beer of choice, reduced to 100ml (I use a tangerine and grapefruit beer)
  • 250g Mainland Salted Butter, clarified 
  • 1 cup tarragon, chopped 
  • 3 egg yolks


In a medium saucepan reduce the beer on medium-high heat until it reaches approximately 100ml.

In the microwave or a saucepan melt the butter until it separates, leave to the side for a few minutes until the milk solids settle at the bottom.

Pour off clarified butter and save the buttermilk leftover for soaking things like fried chicken.

Add the egg yolks and beer to a double boiler (bain-marie) and slowly add the clarified butter while continuously whisking until thick and silky.

Add chopped tarragon or green herb of choice and season to taste.

Wagyu Bavette

  • 1ea wagyu bavette (approx. 800g), cut into four equal pieces
  • 250g Mainland Salted Butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, whole
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • Flake sea salt and cracked black pepper


Cut the bavette into four equal pieces. Before cooking, let the steak sit to room temp.

Very quickly sear on both sides and leave to rest in a warm spot.

To serve: in a nice hot pan, per steak; add 1 tbsp butter along with 1 clove of garlic, 1 sprig of thyme and 1 sprig of rosemary.

Baste both sides of your steak with butter and herbs, etc. until rare/medium rare – no more than medium, as bavette will get tough at anything higher.

Street Corn Succotash

  • 2 tbsp Anchor Sour Cream
  • 200g Mainland Special Reserve Creamy Feta
  • 4ea corn on the cob, char-grilled
  • 1ea red onion, diced
  • 1ea red capsicum, diced
  • 4 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1ea fresh long red chilli, diced
  • 1ea lemon, zest only
  • 160g new potatoes, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced or minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp flake sea salt


Pre heat oven to 220ºC.

In a fry pan sauté the diced potatoes in olive oil to get some nice colour. Off the heat, toss through the garlic and place into the oven to finish cooking – approximately 10 mins; set aside.

Char grill corn on the cob, cut off the kernels and place in large mixing bowl.

Add garlic potatoes, diced onion, capsicum, coriander, chilli and lemon zest, season taste along with the potatoes and bind with sour cream.

To serve: Top the succotash with feta and chopped coriander.

A great idea is a “Beer of the month Beer-naise” with any grilled meats or vegetables matched with a Beer provides a complete experience for your diners whilst helping them to discover your beer menu.

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Mainland Creamy Feta is a creamy Danishstyle feta that has a smooth, firm closed texture. Creamy feta is perfect for slicing and dicing or where a creamy mouth feel is required.


Pure New Zealand butter! Mainland Unsalted Butter is made from all-natural ingredients – no added colouring, preservative or artificial flavours. Just the pure, natural butter taste we all know and love.


Our Anchor™ sour cream formulation is heat and acid stable so it is less likely to split and has been tested by chefs. It is widely used in cooking, baking, as a topping and as a base for dips, dressings and sauces.