Hello Internet Family! Forgive my silence as you know it life happens and we sometimes have to go with the flow. Other than taking some time off I’ve been a busy bee behind the scenes and sampling exquisite wine and food in the form of a 7 Course Food & Wine Menu Pairing.
As you can tell by the title of the post I got to attend a 7 course food and wine pairing hosted by Radisson Blu’s Chophouse & Dion Wines, featuring Rutini Wines from Argentina. Alejandro Camus an international wine sommelier with over 19 years experience took us through the wine pairing.
Once again chophouse presented an exciting menu full of culinary surprises with beautiful presentation. From clean oceanic flavours to bold meaty flavours, crispy textures and sweet sensations, each dish was paired with a select Rutini wine to round off the dining experience.
Paired with Trumpeter Sauvignon Blanc 2017. Mombasa crab with lemongrass & Kashmiri chilli rolled in avocado, salmon marinated in vodka, grapefruit and chervil, misso jelly and wasabi mayo, crudo of sea scallop, Chorizo chips with spoon of pimento.
Jumbo & Coconut
Paired with Trumpeter Rose de Malbec 2017. Tikka flamed jumbo prawn, cappuccino of mixed dal & mascarpone, butternut cream with ginger, coconut milk, basil oil & black squid arancini.
Perfume of the Earth
Paired with Rutini Collection Gewurztraminer 2017. Seared beef crusted with 5 spices, with dried bougainvillea & Himalayan salt, green asparagus 24 hour marinated foie gras in sauterne, beetroot & balsamic reduction.
Paired Rutini Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2017. Tornedos of duck, glazed in papaya syrup with cardamom, green pea and fresh mint, poached pears in white sangria, stilton mousse with pine nuts.
Paired with Rutini Encuentro Malbec 2014. Beef sirloin with crushed hazelnuts and cranberries, pomme bouchon, smoked eggplant with thyme, Asian blushed bok choy & iodized saffron sauce
Chilled Passion Fruit & Cheese paired with Rutini Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Passion fruit and cream cheese rolled in Oreo biscuits served with hot berry coulis with cinnamon and anise fragrance. Of course the dessert was my favourite part!
Paired Rutini Single Vineyard – Gualtallary Malbec 2014. Chocolate mousse cake inter layered with fresh mango, butterscotch caramel crisp almond tuile, espuma of lemon cream and Thai basil.
A journey through Argentinian wine, fine dining and great conversation is something I could get accustomed to. The whole experience costs 7,500/ksh which is quite good for a 7 course meal. So if you love wine and enjoy fine dining experiences it’s certainly a treat worth the splash.
A big thank you to Dion Wines & Spirits, Rutini Wines and Executive Chef Wissem and his team, at Radisson Blu for a great dining experience.