Scarlett Café andWine Bar, the recently launched chic French eatery on Austin Avenue in Tsim Sha Tsui, is offering guests a number of new wine pairings for some of their signature menu items to celebrate the beginning of autumn.
Restaurant Manager and Professional Sommelier, Guillaume Places recommends wine pairings for diners at Scarlett Café and Wine Bar
Scarlett Café and Wine Bar is offering Fine de Claire Oysters perfectly paired with a crisp and elegant 2012 vintage Muscadet Sevre et Maine. “The slight saltiness with notes of thyme and young citrus of the wine compliments the gentle taste of the oysters” says Restaurant Manager and Professional Sommelier, Guillame Places.
Another highlight on the menu is Executive Chef Emmanuel Xu Zhao’s signature dish, Pike Fish Dumpling. Guillaume has selected theChorey-les-Beaune as the ideal accompaniment, as the dumpling itself is made using this vintage. Although known for their good quality reds, Chorey-les-Beaune white wines also deserve recognition, and, despite its young age, this is a well-balanced wine with notes of hazelnut rounded off with a hint of lemongrass and a beautiful smoothness of a well-balanced chardonnay.
Scarlett Café and Wine Bar houses an extensive collection of affordable French wines that pair well with the classic French-bistro menu items
A well-loved classic, Beef Tartare, has been a staple on Scarlett’s menu since its launch in May 2015. Although traditionally paired with heavier reds, Guillaume recommends Castel Roubine instead, a light rosé, as a more suitable pairing as summer wanes. Typically produced in the Saint-Tropez region, Castel Roubine is a slightly dry wine with a subtle note of grapefruit.
Scarlett Café and Wine Bar also offers a range of cheeses. These full character cheeses pair well with Domaine de la Combe Grande, cuvée Ramonétage, a medium to full bodied red with an intense oaky aroma.
To finish on a sweet note, diners are encouraged to try the molten chocolate cake with the Château Raspail, Gigondas. With all the characteristic of a good Rhône Valley wine, this full-bodied 2012 vintage has gamy notes threaded through the initial taste of dry red fruits. The slightly sweet aftertaste makes it the perfect pairing for chocolate.
One of the recommended pairings is the molten chocolate cake with Château Raspail, Gigondas
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