Last week we had one of our customary wine dinners of 'Terroir' The Madras wine club at 'On the Rocks' and we were fortunate to have Chef Praveen and Chef Prakash curate a special menu and pair the Wines.
A brief write up ...
- Tenderloin with mustard, gherkins a sauerkraut on rye Bread
- Camembert with pumpernickel
- Crispy Crostini topped with fresh pumpkin relish
This Wine was from the Mosel region in Germany. Off Dry Medium Body wine.
Beetroot foam and horseradish cream
Ceviche squid and Prawns, Baby vegetable with spiced avocado puree
This was paired with a red Malbec Bodego Norton- from the Mendoza region of Argentina. This was an acidic wine with rugged Tannins and hints of red fruit.
Breast of chicken infused in Brine, sautéed potato, chorizo with red pepper aioli
This was paired with a 2010 Hecula, Monastrell from Spain. A full bodied red, with soft fruitiness and well integrated woody notes
New Zealand Rack of lamb, baby carrot, asparagus, pressed potato with lamb jus
This was paired with a 2011 Merlot from Craggy Red- (New Zealand) which had a palate of dark fruit integrated with fine tannins and acidity with a long and dry finish
This was definitely the dish of the evening !!
- Apple and Berry crumble with vanilla Bean ice cream
- Selection of Cheese with chutney, grapes, confit celery and lavosh
But the evening clearly belonged to the two chefs who anchored the wonderful evening with their culinary offerings. Thanks to Chef Praveen and Chef Prakash !!!