Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Match made in Heaven

Well following on from my last post Ive paired the gourmande menu up with wines, and created a page in the wine-list for the pairings, with prices by the glass for the wines. So here goes;

Salad Riche,
with lobster vinaigrette and cold poached langoustines
paired with an Albarino from Pazo de Senorans.
the crisp acidity of the albarino will help to break down the flavours of the lobster vinaigrette and poached langoustine, while the aromatic peachy flavours of the wine, will balance the leafy greens.
Ross-shire Scallop
with bacon and pea risotto
paired with Bonny Doon Vineyards Pacific Rim Riesling
another Randall Grahm miracle in a bottle. This is a blend of German riesling from Johannes Selbach in the Mosel, carefully blended with Randall's riesling from Washington State. Now thats something you dont get happen.
Maxim of Landaise Duck
with fondant potato, chok sui and oriental spice reduction
paired with Lucien Boillot Volnay 1er Cru "Les Angles"
Cracking Volnay from one of many talented Boillot's in Burgundy. A 96 it has a decent bit of bottle age on it, and its earthy tones will balance out the duck and oriental spices well.
Dark Chocolate Collar
with bitter chocolate orange and caramel sauce
paired with Bonny Doon Vineyards Boutielle Call
Another far out wine from Randall Grahm. This is a late harvested syrah blended with some framboise made from three different raspberries grown in Washington State. Its surreal, its delicious, its very moreish!!
Well thats the menu, I guess we will have to see how it works out tonight. Just typing it out is making my mouth water. I'd best go and get something to eat before service starts!!

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