On Tuesday 15 October at 7pm, Le Bistro Winebeast & Montrose Fine Wines have the immense pleasure to host Champagne Deutz and Maison Delas (#Rhône #Valley) with guest speaker, Wilfried Sentex (Brand Ambassador). He will present some of their wines from Champagne and Rhône Valley over a 4-course dinner @HK$698 +10% service charge per person.
2017, Pays d’Oc, Delas, Viognier
Champagne, Deutz, Brut Classic
Carpaccio of Sea Bream, red cabbage, orange peel, passion fruit, wasabi and vanilla vinaigrette
2016, Saint-Joseph, Delas, Les Challeys
Onion Tartlet and Quail, lardon, thyme, black olive jus
2016, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Delas, Haute Pierre
Ibérico Pork Fillet, Brussels sprouts, confit celery, nuts, truffle jus
Champagne, Deutz, Brut Rosé
Confit Mandarine and Chestnut, star anise, cinnamon, gingerbread, cheesecake ice cream, speculoos
Menu by Chef Johan Ducroquet
On Tuesday 8 October at 7pm, Le Bistro Winebeast has the immense pleasure to host Ch. Sociando-Mallet with guest speaker, Pascale Thiel (Commercial Director). She will present some of their wines from Haut-Médoc over a 4-course dinner @HK$698 +10% service charge per person.
Among the many arguments for revising the famous 1855 Bordeaux classification of the top wine properties in the Médoc, one of the most compelling is the performance of Château Sociando-Mallet, which has come to well-deserved fame thanks to the talent and dedication of its owner, Jean Gautreau.
Haut-Médoc, La Demoiselle de Sociando-Mallet 2016
SQUID INK RISOTTO, Bellota chorizo, grilled scallops, confit lemon
Haut-Médoc, Château Sociando-Mallet 2014
DUCK CONFIT AND MACARONI, butternut purée, sea beans, truffle, nuts
Haut-Médoc, Château Sociando-Mallet 2008
ANGUS BEEF SIRLOIN, confit tomato, basil, balsamic vinegar, black olive
Haut-Médoc, Château Sociando-Mallet 1996
POACHED PEAR, mulled wine, cinnamon, blue cheese, gingerbread ice cream
Menu by Chef Johan Ducroquet
Gone are the days when white wine is strictly paired with fish and red wine with red meat; Chinese dishes and wine pairing should not be overlooked. Whilst making pairings may be a little more complicated due to its sauces, spices, flavours and textures – their pairings should not be overlooked!
Let’s talk Dim Sum, which translates to “to touch the heart,” whilst originally created to accompany tea drinking, they also taste great paired with wine. As dim sum meals are usually not times to impress with expensive wines, they are particularly suited to great value, everyday wines that you would gladly share with friends, family members or colleagues – crowd and bank pleasers!
Dim Sum as a cuisine is ever expanding, and more and more culinary delights are appearing on menus and it can get tricky to know where to start… so we will start with the staples.
When pairing at home or in a restaurant without guidance, we recommend you think about the dish’s components, cooking method, and sauce.
Typically, when pairing wines, there are two categories, contrast or compliment. A complimenting wine for Siu Bao would be a Chardonnay such as Aegerter Les Enfants Terribles, which has pairing points of sesame oil and soy sauce, and a contrasting wine would be a red. We suggest you pick lighter, fruitful varieties when choosing ‘dim sum reds’ such as Aegerter Les Enfants Terribles Pinot Noir which has subtle tannins. Or a more structured Red such as Aegerter Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Here we would suggest Aegerter Les Jolies Filles Côtes-de-Provence Rosé, which is both crisp and subtle (HK$230 a bottle at Le Bistro Winebeast’s Happy Hour), in fact typically speaking, Rosé pairs well with most fried dim sum, including Siu Mai (steamed shrimp and pork dumpling with crab roe on top), haam sui gok (fried pork dumplings) or Guotie’s (pork potstickers) which would each be particularly well suited with a fruit forward bubbly Rosé such as Champagne Drappier, Cuvée Antoine Rosé (HK$560).
Whilst not Dim sum, or Chinese, our French sister restaurant; Le Bistro Winebeast will be offering wines mentioned above throughout their June/July Happy Hour promotion. Buy one, get one free @ HK$88 Or HK$230 per bottle. Available wines;
Les Jolies Filles Côtes-de-Provence Rosé; Beautiful Girls.
Les Beaux Gosses Côtes-du-Rhône; Handsome Guys
Les Enfants Terribles Chardonnay; Terrible Children
Les Enfants Terribles Pinot Noir; Terrible Children