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Old and New World Dinner with Ch'ng Poh Tiong

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Howard Park wines were showcased against Old World varieties in a vinous challenge at the Howard Park Margaret River winery on Saturday, 24 November 2012. The evening commenced with Vintage Krug on the terrace as guests watched the Margaret River sun set.

Aged wines from Alsace, Burgundy, Rhone and First Growth Bordeaux were complemented by a degustation dinner prepared by well-known and respected chef, Chris Taylor of Frasers. The line-up of wines are rarely seen on wine lists in Western Australia. Jeff Burch, Howard Park owner and vigneron and Ch'ng Poh Tiong, international Master of Wine compared and discussed the wines for each course. The evening was completed with a luscious 1989 Chateau d'Yquem.

 

The evening was a feast of sense and abundance in flavours which keenly excited the palate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Menu

2000 Krug, Champagne, France

Freshly shucked oysters

Parmesan crisps

Spiced almonds

 

Hiramasa ceviche

 

2001 Prager Riesling 'Klaus' Weissenkirchen Smaragd, Wachau, Austria

2001 Howard Park Riesling, Great Southern, Australia

New season lobster with soybean

 

2006 Domaine Blain-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Morgeot’, Burgundy, France

2006 Howard Park Chardonnay, Great Southern, Australia

Panfried mushroom gnocchi; Manjimup truffle butter

 

2000 E. Guigal Château D’Ampuis Côte Rôtie, Rhone, France

2000 Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz, Great Southern, Australia

Lamb shoulder and chickpea

 

2005 Château Lafite Rothschild Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

2005 Howard Park Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Great Southern and Margaret River, Australia

Wagyu shortrib; roast bone marrow

 

1989 Château D’Yquem, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Saffron and honey brûlée

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