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WINE + DINE NEW PERSPECTIVE The Taste of Southern Italy

April 22, 2015 Food & Beverage No Comments Print Print Email Email

Taste the uncommon. Southern Italian wines paired with the creative French cuisine they inspire in celebrated chefs compose authentic elements into a fascinating Wine + Dine New Perspective  evening on Thursday, 7 May 2014 at The Reflexions Modern French Cuisine, Level 3, Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel.

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Southern Italy is where the wine world intersects archeology. The earliest vines arrived in the peninsula with ancient Greek invaders. The fertile soils of Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Calabria became a giant nursery. Genetic variations one generation to the next gave rise to a grape biodiversity hotspot and wine-making emerged as the region’s passion.

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A stimulating evening starts at 18:00 hrs with a convivial tasting of six stars of Southern Italy’s contemporary wine basket courtesy of Conti Zecca Winery of Puglia, a sophisticated producer of unmistakable red, white and rosé wines. As the wines coax and provoke, pass-around tapas join lively conversation in complementing them.

Around 19:30 hrs the evening segues into an enriching dining experience where the wines are paired with a three course menu featuring two choices per course specially created by The Reflexions exciting new Chef de Cuisine Mark Jones.

Chef’s original amuse bouche is followed by Wild rocket salad with smoked duck pomegranate, foie gras flake and sunflower seeds OR Smoked cod croquette, creamed leek and vichyssoise veloute. Choose from Slow-cooked pork belly, pommery mustard pomme puree, baby bok choy, garden peas OR Seared cobia, pipperade,  tomato confit, basil oil and 65˚C organic egg yolk for mains. Top the lot with either Iced milk chocolate parfait, cashew nut wafer, raspberry sorbet OR Tahitian vanilla pannacotta, textures of mango.

All for a remarkable price of only THB 2,100 net per person, including the wine tasting, the dinner and a complimentary bottle of either Donna Marzia Primitivo 2012 (white) or Donna Marzia Rosato 2013 (red) for two paying guests.

Bookings are recommended.

15% savings for SPG Members

20% saving for Le Club Plaza + Wine Ambassador Club Members

For reservations please call + 66 2650 8800 or e-mail [email protected], or visit www.plazaatheneebangkok.com

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