But, anyways, I deviate from the point of this post. The most delicious part of lunch was dessert (are you surprised??), which consisted of a hot apple tart with beer ice cream. Yes, you read that correctly - BEER ICE CREAM! The apple tart was just so so, but I really ordered it for the ice cream. I've never heard of beer ice cream, so figured what the heck, might as well give it a try at the Christmas lunch :) It definitely had a distinct beer flavor to it...almost like fermented yeast mixed with brown sugar.
So, to sum up my day --- beer stew and beer ice cream. Let the holiday parties roll :)