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Thailand Wine-Pairing Dinner

Bangkok, April 30, 2013

On a warm spring evening, 36 members and guests of Ordre Mondial gathered for a sunset glass of Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée in the grounds of Brasserie 9 by the River Chaopraya before convening in the dining room for a sumptuous wine-pairing dinner.

An elegant establishment converted from an early 20th century rice warehouse, Brasserie 9 serves traditional French cuisine. Chef Raphael Kinimo, who hails from Lyon, delighted the  party with six fine courses to match the chosen wines.


Chef’s Kinimo’s Secret Egg
Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée

Salad of duck gizards, marinated duck breast with dry garlic tomato powder

Dezaley-Bujard ‘Corniche’, Grand Cru Lavaux 2011

Marbled tuna and foie gras, basil jus
Santagustino I.G.T. 2010

Open lobster ravioli, buttered green cabbage, Albufera sauce
Laurenz V. Kamptal, Charming Grüner Veltliner 2011

Lamb variation: thyme-flavoured cutlet, confit of shoulder, low-temperature-cooked fillet
accompanied by scalloped potatoes
Veal sweatbread with fresh bay leaves, sweet almond foam, salsify gratin
Quintarelli, Amarone Classico 2000

Iced nougat, passion fruit coulis
Dr. Loosen, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2009

A rare find in Bangkok is the Swiss Dezaley-Bujard Grand Cru Lavaux 2011. It impressed the connoisseurs and amateurs alike with fragrant aroma and slight acidity. Hints of apple and flint from the wine together with the aroma of spices in the restaurant, captured moments of nostalgia for the Old Siam crossroad between East and West.

It is the mission of Laurenz ‘the Fifth’ to establish Grüner Veltliner as one of the best white wines of the world. His new style of elegant, complex, gentle and harmonious wine was certainly a hit with us!

Highlight of the evening was the Veneto heavyweight from the maestro himself, Giuseppe Quintarelli. His 2000 Amarone Classico was fantastic! The dried Corvina grapes produced a powerful, yet smooth red that thrilled everyone through and through.

Six hours after the first guests arrived at the restaurant, the Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2009 finally filled the dessert wine glasses for guests to savour. It was well worth the wait!

This wine-pairing event at Brasserie 9 will stay in the memory of many Ordre Mondial members for a very long time.

Alan Kam, Échanson