Temptations Senses at StarWorld Macau has
invited Ms. Jeannie Cho Lee, Master of Wine and the author of the
top-selling book, Asian Palate, to collaborate with the hotel's
Executive Chef, Joe Chan, for a series of wine pairing dinners
themed for various top wine-producing countries.
The Rising Stars of Italy Wine Pairing Dinner
which started last month will be available
until October 2012 at Temptations Senses.
The variety of Italian
wine is vast, ranging from the rich and full-bodied reds of
Chianti in Tuscany, to the light, fruity whites such as indigenous
varietal Moscato, which have been gaining influence and popularity
in Asia in recent years.
"The Rising Stars of Italy" Wine Pairing Dinner
features antipasto dishes such as - Beef
Carpaccio with Truffles; Seared Tuna with Chives, Capsicum,
Olives, Smoked Salmon and Parma Ham with Melon; and Buffalo
Mozzarella & Tomato. Renato Ratti Dolcetto Colombe DOC 2011, which
means "little sweet wine" in Italian, is a perfect match with the
4 antipasto. Its low tannins and red cherries flavor help to ensure
diners have a good appetite to enjoy the following dishes.
After 20 minutes of cooking to al dente, Risotto with Morels
gains a rich flavor of cheese, accompanied by chewy French Morels.
The risotto goes in harmony with the fruity Marchesi
di Gresy, Langhe Nebbiolo Martinenga DOC 2010.
Baked Sea Bass with pine nuts and
lemon dressing is a well known dish in Italian households. The
Chef has also selected Wagyu beef cheeks as an alternative choice
for guests, which are cooked over at least four days with numerous
cooking steps in order to achieve a tender and tasty texture. Both
courses are enhanced by the Casanuova di Nittardi Chianti Classico
DOCG 2009. The rich blackberry and tobacco flavor not only goes well with the beef but also complements the sea bass with sun
In order to highlight the
Italian tiramisu that follows, Master Jeannie has selected a
sweet La Spinetta Moscato Bricco Quaglia 2011.
advocates quality and affordable fine-dining experience. "The
Rising Stars of Italy" Wine Pairing Dinner is only M$688 (plus
10% service charge) per person.
Ms. Jeannie Cho Lee is in Bangkok this week for
13th World Gourmet Festival taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel
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