Monday, November 9, 2009

A selections of good old Bordeaux, great Bubbly and a CDP.

This dinner that is long waited and planned all started in Malaysia.
Lionel, Mike and me was having dinner in Kanichikan Yakiniku, PJ Malaysia. A magic question pop out by Mike which sounds like when is the last time the Cork Brothers went to Singapore.

Lionel said; Chris is the one who travels around Asia; i will only ritually visit Singapore every December to join our dear friend +business partner+ A professional race car driver's Christmas gathering. Well the main ingridient of the gathering is good food and great wines.

Here come Mike: Hmm. I wonder 1961 Chateau Margaux will be something interesting for you?

Here we were, in Absinthe Restaurant at Bukit Pasoh Road.
Menu 1
Duo of fines de Claire Oysters and Balik Salmon with Mirin Dressing
King Prawns Sautéed with Spicy Chorizo and Pine Nuts, Mushroom Foam
Pan Fried Foie Gras with Warm Blinis and Morello Cherries
Traditional Fish and Seafood Bouillabaisse with Saffron Aioli and Croutons
Roasted Rack of Welsh lamb with Braised Belgian Endive, Sweet Potato and Cumin Croquettes, thyme Jus
Cheese Selection
Vanilla Bourbon Crème Brûlée and Ginger Bread Ice Cream

Menu 2

Chilled Ravioli of Lobster with Lime Sabayon, Pink Guava Julienne and Shiso
Carpaccio of Venison Filet with Celery Remoulade and Black Truffle Dressing
Braised Kurobuta Pork Belly with Star Anis Jus, French Beans & Small Cress Salad
Rib of Beef “Black Angus”, Potato Gratin, Steamed Vegetables and Béarnaise Sauce
Warm Valhrona chocolate fondant, vanilla ice cream and strawberry chutney.

And the wines;

Champagne Lanson Brut 1996 and Champagne Lanson Rose 1996.
Troplong Mondot 1997, 1961 Chateau Margaux, Clinet 1995, Leoville las Cases 1995, Montrose 1995, Haut Brion 1995, Latour 2002, Paul Jaboulet CDP 1990 and A very nice Placito from Sicili.