Wine Matching At Christmas

Boxing Day Gala Dinner - 2016

Katalin Kiszel-Kohari - December 5, 2019


For the last three years I have been doing the wine flights for Boxing Day and New Year's Eve Gala Dinner in the hotel I work. I thought it would be a good idea to put them out here too. Usually it is well-appreciated even if the Head Chef or the Pastry Chef change their minds half-way through when I have already bought the wines. It happens, if they cannot get the right ingredient or the ingredients are not there in quality. Through December, as I am busy otherwise, I will put these up on my blog one by one. It might have some benefits for others...

Boxing Day Gala Dinner 2016

Scallop and Tuna Ceviche
Cucumger Gel, Caviar and Apple

Miolo, Cuvee Tradition Brut Rose,
Serra Gaucha, Vale dos Vinhedos, Brazil, NV


Confit Quail Supreme with Rocket and Watercress salad
with Bulgar Wheat and Pomegranate, Walnut Oil

Gomila, Furmint Pinot blanc
Puklavec Family Wineries Stajerska, Slovenia, 2015


Basil and Pineapple Sorbet


Warm Lobster Terrine with Oyster Leaf and Saffron Foam

Ondas del Alma, Godello
Monterei D.O., South Galicia, Spain, 2015


Mushroom Consomme with Truffle Ravioli

Los Coches, Pinot Noir
D.O. Valle de Central, Rapel Valley, Nancagua, Chile, 2015


Venison with Black Pudding Sausage,
Red Cabbage Puree, Root Vegetable Terrine

The Liberator, The Francofile, Syrah
W.O. Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2014


Yuzu Posset

Bodegas Don Cristobal, Torrontes
Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2016


Black Forest Bomb

Portal Late Bottled Vintage Port



Royal Tokaji Late Harvest, Furmint Lindenleaf Yellow Muscat
Mad, Hungary, 2014

Photographs by The Tannin Addict.