Located in central Wellington Golding's Free Dive takes its inspiration from the American dive bar, Golding’s pays homage to the neighbourhood bars of North America and Europe.
The Reuben Schluman Goldburgenstein, as we call it, or just The Reuben for short has been matched with the Spy Valley Riesling.
This classic has been on the list since we opened and has been a favourite of our regulars ever since. We make the pulled beef here in our modest kitchen, we get the bread from the wonderful people at Leeds Street Bakery next door and adorn the final product with tasty, salted Proper Crisps.
Our pick of the Spy Valley range to match with this guy is the Riesling. It beautifully cuts through the salty, cheesy, meaty goodness with great fruit and acidity. It totally holds it's own with it's body and flavour. We also think it's important to mention as a side note that the Gewurtztraminer matches excellently with the pickles.
1kg corned silverside
5-10 bay leaves
1 star anise (crucial for giving your beef that star quality)
For the liquid we use either beer, wine or pickle juice mixed with half a pint of water until it half covers the beef.
Put all ingredients into a slow cooker and leave on high for 10 hours.
Once finished, leave to cool and then shred.
Leeds Street Rye Bread
Sauerkraut (splash out a little for this)
Shredded, Slow Cooked, Corned Beef
Salt & Pepper
Pickle (for garnish & eating)
Proper Crisps, salted (for garnish & eating)
Cut your Leeds Street Rye Bread into decent thick slices. Spread butter onto one side of each piece so that it gets that golden brown crispness when it toasts.
Next get a good layer of the mustard down. On this put a layer of the beef. On the beef put a slice of cheese, then sauerkraut, salt, pepper, then one more layer of cheese (get the melding of ingredients going on) and then close it up with the second slice of bread.
Get him in the toastie machine and once the cheese has melted and the bread has browned you're good to go. Get a pickle on that bad boy and some salted Proper Crisps on the side and you're sorted!