Wine Dinner at Lippo Chiu Chow
In conjunction with the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Fair, Jebsen Fine Wines and Chinese language WineNow magazine hosted an amazing dinner at Lippo Chiuchow restaurant in Central district of Hong Kong. WineNow owner and one of the most influential wine people in Hong Kong Mr Lau Chi Su introduced the food then Gavin Jones, MD of Jebsen Fine Wines welcomed guests and introduced the participating wineries. A representative of each of the participating wineries was at the dinner to introduce their wines to the guests. Dishes such as Three Treasures of Chiu Chow was paired with Bollinger Special Curvee NV, Braised Sea Cucumber stuffed with Mashed Shrimps was paired with a 2000 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and the Deep Fried Crispy Beef Brisket was paired with 2008 Misha’s Vineyard “The High Note” Pinot Noir, a match that delighted the palate. The Whole Duck in Casserole with Chiu Chow Style served with a 2005 Penfolds Grange showed the versatility of pairing very well known wines of a heavier style with Chinese dishes.
For many of the guests it was the first time to have had the opportunity to experience such a wide range of wines with Chinese dishes. The match was at times challenging, but provided some really interesting combinations and certainly had intense discussions developing around the tables. The presenters of the wines included Mark de Vere MW of Robert Mondavi Wines, Vianney Fabre of Bollinger, and Misha Wilkinson presenting for Misha’s Vineyard.
WineNow magazine boasts a circulation of 20,000 readers and provides wine enthusiasts with the opportunity not just to read about, but to taste some of the world’s great wines. It was a delight to have been a part of such an auspicious dinner and to have been able to present our 2008 “The High Note” Pinot Noir to the discerning guests at the event.