Saturday, November 21, 2009

Beaujolais Nouveau Party @ Malaysia

This was the French wine which warrants an excuse for everybody to have a party on the 3rd Thursday of every November. It’s a worldwide affair.

Something I learned about Beaujolais Nouveau :-
1. Celebrate on every third Thursday of November all over the world since the ancient Roman’s time.
2. Young red wine from gamay grapes
3. short fermentation period – 4 days (badly fermented)
4. immediate drinking, and in general should not be kept for more than a year
5. produced in the
Beaujolais region
6. very fruity with aromas of ripe cherry and banana
7. a wine not great but for an excuse to gather & party.

And for the first time we have it in Royal Selangor Club

Cocktail de crevette rose (Prawn Cocktail) – fresh & succulent prawns with salad. For wine it was Georges Duboeuf Macon Villages

A basket of Crispy Garlic Breads

Crème de potage de poireau (cream of leek soup) and as for wine it was Georges Duboeuf Pouilly Fuisse

Lavender Balsamic Lamb – Rack of lamb marinated with garlic, Balsamic & spring herbs with Balsamic sauce. Georges Duboeuf Moulin A Vent to go with the main course.

Roasted chicken with Tarragon Sauce

Strawberry Delight – and the last wine before the final presentation of Beaujolais Nouveau was Georges Duboeuf Fleurie.

Cheese, biscuits, carrot and celery sticks to continue appreciating the wines while waiting for the presentation of the main concern of the night. Beaujolais Nouveau...

These were the four different wines we sampled selling at RM78.00 to RM120.00 per bottle.


thenomadGourmand said...

ohhh...everythin looks luxurious!
Wine pairing dinners r wasted on me tho, I'm a foodie who cant drink! ;p

hApPy HaPpY said...

a moderate amt of wine is alright for our body, in fact it's good for our system... you should try it. Have a good weekend.