Choosing appropriate wine for meals is a big challenge even for experienced sommeliers. The selection of wine for European, commonly known meals is becoming obvious, but matching appropriate wine for oriental cuisine is undoubtedly a difficult task.
Asian, especially Thai dishes have recently been more and more popular. On 25 November Pick and Taste conducted a tasting of wine which perfectly matches this type of cuisine. Among the delicacies you could find wonton dumpling and a traditional Tom Yang Kung soup.
At the beginning of the tasting our Guests were recommended prosecco, ideal as an aperitif. To the soup and main courses the Guests were able to choose from German, Hungarian, Italian and Spanish wines. For a dessert we served a 10-year-old Porto. The evening was finished with tasting digestives – which aids digestion. Here, Grappa and Armagnac did really well.
Each type of alcohol ideally emphasized the taste of the dishes and allowed to discover another tastes.
Evenings which combine tasting delicious oriental cuisine with unknown liquors from boutique producers from all over the world are a great occasion to broaden knowledge, create surprising culinary matches and enable integration with clients or employees.