Wine Matching At Christmas

Boxing Day Gala Dinner - 2019

Katalin Kiszel-Kohari - December 26, 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 2019

Lobster with Cucumber and Lime Gel,
Exmoor Caviar, Apple and Oyster Leaf

Domaine Saint-Rémy, Erhart, Pinot Auxerrois, Val Saint Grégorie, Wettolsheim, Alsace, France, 2015 (white)


Pan Smoked Pigeon
Truffle pommes puree, Salted Caramel Hazelnut brittle

Chateau Ksara, Reserve du Couvent, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bekka Valley, Lebanon, 2017(red)


Hebridean King Scallop in a Miso Soup
With Udon Noodles

La Goya, Bodega Delgado Zuelta, Manzanilla, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain (white sherry)


Chilli Ginger Mango Sorbet


Steamed Turbot, Fennel Pollen mousse
Spinach puree, Red Pepper Beurre Blanc, Caperberry Tempura

Alto Los Romeros, Gran Reserva, Roussanne, Marsanne, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2014 (white)


Venison “Wellington” in Feuille de Brick
With Salt baked Beetroot, Boulangere Terrine,
Quince Marmalade, Chocolate and Damson Gin jus

Ruca Malen, Petit Verdot, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2016 (red)


Matcha Tea Panna cotta with Goji berry Jam,
Black Sesame Tuile

Fratelli Antonio &Raimondo, Moscato d’Asti, DOCG, Novello, Italy, 2016 (sparkling white)


“Overwater” Chocolate Orange

Henriques & Henriques Madeira Malvasia 10-year-old, Madeira, Portugal (fortified white)


Manuka Honey-glazed ashed Goats Cheese with Thyme
Sun dried Tomato sablee

Nectaria, Miguel Torres, Botrytis Riesling, Curicó Valley, Chile, 2010 (sweet white)

Photographs by The Tannin Addict.