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We are pleased to be co-hosting two exciting dinners later this month at Tables Grill (Grand Hyatt) and Il Fumo. The beauty of these wines with equally matched by the creativity and input of both culinary teams, who know Australia and Portugal very well.
Leading wineries from Victoria, Australia at Tables Grill on Sep 22nd
6-course menu with 5 wines is thb 3,800++. Book through firstname.lastname@example.org and receive 15% off.
Viagem a Portugal at Il Fumo on Sep 27th
5 course menu is thb 2,200++ with optional wine pairing (6) at thb 1,800++. Book through email@example.com and receive 10% off.
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We are extremely pleased to work with Arnie Marcella, Chef and Andreas Pergher, Beverage Director, on this menu and wine pairing, which traces back Arnie’s history and stories.
The above 4-course menu is thb 2,250++ with optional wine pairing at thb 1,500++.
Recently, the dining front of our City of Angels seems to progress faster than any other Asian metropoles; unfolding new entries, especially from Spain, with an array of dishes and wines that shed light on our senses.
For this dinner we propose wines from some of Spain’s most innovative regions or winemakers and invite you to join our road to discovery:
Raventos I Blanc, formerly in the Cava D.O, but Manuel and Pepe decided to depart in 2013, and began the process of creating a new, terroir driven appellation, Conca del Riu Anoia. As an aperitif we pour their chalky and dry Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut 2014.
Equipo Navazos, are partners Dr Jesús Barquín and Eduardo Ojeda, who have single-handedly revived the sherry landscape by releasing small lots from long-forgotten bodegas. This Florpower however is not fortified, but shows how the precise Palomino grape can become with ageing under flor for 20 months. Dense, with lovely minerality and nutty background.
Bodega K, is one of many producers in the wet and windy Basque country. We fell in love with the simple and fresh aromatics of Txacolina, which bursts with energy and pairs well with seafood.
Zarate, there is Albarino and there is Zarate. Say no more. Galicia’s favorite white wine for seafood.
Dehesa La Granja, is a mature Tempranillo from legendary winemaker Alejandro Fernandez of Pesquera. The Toro region brings out powerful and intense wines, however the 24 months in oak cask followed by 6 years bottle ageing does its trick here and delivers and great drink today.
Olivier Riviere, the terroirist Frenchman in Rioja, also works a small plot in the Arlanza DO. The high elevation and old vines planted in 1930s, makes a wine unlike any other Tempranillo – showcasing floral, black wild berries and spicy notes.
Vi de Vila Priorat, is made by the Cims de Porrera cooperatives high above the Mediterranean Sea. The old vines and unique licorella soil (black slate) are responsible for a powerful and intriguing red wine.
Arnie Marcella’s career was exclusively in star-studded NYC restaurants including Jean-Georges, Marea, Corton, Alto, The Elm, Aldea, Docle Stil Novo, and Ai Fiori. So perhaps, later next year, The Bangkok Michelin Guide will also have a place for Bunker?
To book please call 092 563 9991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paris’ hottest Israeli street eatery makes its return to Bangkok. If you join us at Quince this week, you can enjoy Chef Pierre Bouko-Levy’s fresh and savory dishes with some of our new wines or latest vintages.
Typically, the fuller reds from the Mediterranean regions with their red fruit profile and spicy and savory notes are complementing his dishes, but this time of year we surely need to consider the hot and dry weather in Bangkok, and pick some lower alcohol and refreshing whites to cool down.
Here are our favorites:
Start of with an Old Vines Chardonnay fermented and aged in barrel for 2 years. The nose, fine bulles and persistence is very close to a Champagne. Frederic Lornet Cremant Vieilles Vignes Brut NV. Jura
Unoaked and refreshing Chardonnay from limestone soils around Limoux is akin to famous North Burgundy. Domaine Begude Chardonnay Terroir 11300 2015. Organic, Limoux
The gunflint, white peach, cut grass is a signature aromatic from Sauvignon Blanc grown on Silex soils. Domaine Francis Blanchet Pouilly Fume Silice 2015, Loire
Light, bright and vibrant rose from Mont Ventoux, the high mountain overlooking most of Provence and the Mediterranean Sea. Domaine Fondreche Rose 2015. Organic, Ventoux
Carignan with some Grenache caressed into a joyful, young and tasty wine from the wild and rugged southwest corner of Roussillon. Domaine des Enfants Le Jouet 2015. Organic, Cotes Catalanes
Meaty Syrah and Grenache from La Liviniere, a special cru tugged within the region of Minervois. Chateau Maris Minervois 2015. Organic. Roussillon
The precise, pure and elegant side of big Chateauneuf du Pape wines. Domaine Roche Audran Chateauneuf du Pape 2014. Biodynamic. Southern Rhon
If you want the taste of fine classic French cuisine in Bangkok, you will need to seek out Chef Herve Frerard. Now settled in at Aldo’s Bistro (Ascott Sathorn) – we hear there are also several new projects in the pipeline – his aim is to offer quality food and wine at decent prices.
Please join us for a tasting of his premium canapes paired with some very interesting grapes from highly regarded producers in far off locales of France. Seats are thb 1,650 net and limited to 16 persons.
The 5 wines served include
Step into the latest sanctuary off busy Sukhumvit Road and take in a little Melbourne.
Dallas and Marcus have created this pairing menu using elements of British heritage joined by a range of flavor and cooking techniques from around the world.
The menu is priced thb 2,700++ and includes 5 wines from Gary’s latest vintage showcasing his skills across 5 different varietals.
Strangely enough we ordered two mature wines from 1998 while dining out in London this November.
Domaine Jasmin Cote Rotie and Nikolaihof Riesling Steinriesler. Have enjoyed both, though the experiences where quite different. First, the Cote Rotie, at 25 years of age isn’t going anywhere far, but the developed state with its soft and balanced profile was a joy to drink during a Sunday lunch at the Hind’s Head pub in Bray.
On the other hand the bio-dynamic Riesling from the Wachau spent 12 years in oak cask before being bottled in mid-2012! Not much petrol, but instead loads of lanolin and beeswax. Interesting Riesling with good texture, but not mind blowing, and I start to believe that old school non-interventionist wines have some kind of fault? Get the same notes on the finish of many Cotat’s Sancerre. Tried a 2007 Steiner Hund Reserve later in Bangkok from bottle bought at Hedonism Wine…wow, this one is 5 star.
4 out of 5 stars for red, and 3 out of 5 stars for the white.