Jack Stein collaborates with St Austell Brewery for vegan offer

Rick Stein Group's Chef Director, Jack Stein is partnering with fellow Cornish-born brand, St Austell Brewery once again in 2021.

To kick off the year, Stein and St Austell Brewery have combined their respective food and beverage expertise to develop a series of vegan dishes, paired with a range of vegan-friendly beers.

Stein, who has been the ambassador of the brewery since 2018, has drawn up a recipe collection perfect for pairing with St Austell’s most popular beer brands including Tribute Pale Ale, Sayzon Lager and Proper Job IPA.

Stein’s carefully crafted vegan recipes include a Warm salad of pumpkin, rocket and dukkah - working its earthy flavours with Tribute’s zesty notes, Miso glazed aubergine, spiced pumpkin and cavolo nero - the spice is a great match for Proper Job IPA, and Panna Cotta with ruby grapefruit - working with Sayzon’s notes of peppery spice and citrus, refreshing against the creaminess of the panna cotta.

St Austell’s Brewery is one of Cornwall’s oldest businesses. Founded in 1851, and still family-owned today, the brewery also owns 180 pubs across the West Country. It’s also the largest wholesale drinks distributor in the South West and supplies many of the UK’s pubs, bars and supermarkets - including Rick Stein Restaurants.

Stein, at 16, started his culinary career at his father's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall, and has taken him around the world to Le Pegelaide in Paris and Tetsuya’s in Sydney.

Returning to Cornwall, Stein champions the finest local, seasonal produce in his cooking, which is reflected in the ethos of all Rick Stein restaurants.

Laura McKay, head of marketing for St Austell Brewery’s beer and brands, said, “We’re delighted to be working with Jack again next year – a Cornish chef who shares of passion for quality local produce and great tasting recipes.

'We’re really excited to be bringing the art of food and beer pairing to life. The nuanced flavours in beer have the power to enhance a range of flavours – there’s a brew to complement every dish.”

Stein said, “Having grown up in Cornwall it’s really exciting to be continuing to work with one of the most successful and well-known Cornish brewers in the country.

“We’ve all had a strange start to 2021, but there’s no better time to get into cooking at home and experimenting with vegan dishes. Watch this space for more beer-inspired recipe selections throughout the course of 2021.'