Wine Matching At Christmas

Boxing Day Gala Dinner - 2018

Katalin Kiszel-Kohari - December 19, 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 2018

Tea-smoked Quail Pithivier with Morels,
Confit Duck Egg Yolk, Savoury Granola and Madeira

Grove Mill, Pinot Noir, Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand


Char Grilled Tandoori Monkfish, Coconut and Pineapple,
Kumquat Chutney

Exmoor, Xanadu, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River Australia


Parsnip and Horseradish Sorbet


Seared Orkney Scallop on Char Grilled Leek
with Chorizzo, Capers and Parsley

Laurenz V Friendly Gruner Veltliner, Kamptal, Austria


Consomme of Gressingham Duck with Five-Spice Dumpling and Ginger

Palo Cortado Peninsula, Solera Reserva, Emilio Lustau, Jerez, Spain


Rack of Lamb with Truffled Brioche Crumb, Rosemary Mousse,
Pickled Figs, Burnt Onion Puree, Mint Jelly

Terre di Giumara Frappato Nerello Mascalese, Caruso & Minini, Sicily, Italy


Chocolate & Chilli

Appassimento, IGT, Puglia, Italy


Iced Manuka Honey Parfait with Saffron Tuile and Cremeaux
Geisha Bat Coffee Panna Cotta, Bee Pollen

d`Arenberg The Noble Mud Pie, Adelaide Hills Australia


Goats Cheese Baked with Maple Syrup, Lavender and Thyme
served with Charcoal Crackers

Clairette De Die Tradition, Cuvee Cesar, Methode Dioise Ancestrale,

Photographs by The Tannin Addict.