Posts from the ‘Riesling’ Category

Attica – what i’m eating at the time 29.05.12

Attica

Friends of food, welcome to Attica. Last Tuesday, Nat and I dined at Attica to celebrate my in law’s 24th birthday. There were six of us in total; the birthday boy Steve, his brother Cam and his cousin Scott along with their bosses Sop, Sarah and Nina. Big thanks to Sop for organising and thanks to the peeps for a great night!

Team Attica

Attica has been on a tear shotting out of nowhere to become a global hit, ranking 63rd in the top 100 on the San Pellegreno list; the highest ranked restaurant in Melbourne. With 3 hats, Ben Shewry and his team at Attica has been voted 2012’s restaurant of the year.

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Vue de Monde – what i’m eating at the time 16.03.2012

Vue De Monde

It’s Friday! Yay! Was so so tired last week and was tempted not to write this but thought of my 10 followers (hehe actually, its 11 now! thank you email follower! please comment to let me know who you are!) and said “what the hell”. I have some time after work so I went and looked for a little meeting room and try to take a nap. I ended up chatting the hour away before having to run off to Vue. A bunch of friends booked the mega chef’s table at the new Vue de Monde. We almost had the full 18 but after a miss count, only 17 bums were on the seats. I was really looking forward to this night since I have been to the original Vue on little Collins St before the move and some of those dishes….just wow. A few of the people who shared that night with us were coming again for a repeat experience so expectations were high. We still talk about some of those dishes today! If you have been, you will definitely remember the burnt butter marron, chocolate/coffee smoked kangaroo, cranberry marrow waygu and “the egg”. Magic.

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The Fat Duck

 

The Fat Duck

The name says it all. Heston Blumethal, 3 Michelin Stars, rated as one of best restaurants in the world. Originally inspired by the three star Michelin restaurant L’Oustau de Baumaniere when he was sixteen, Heston taught himself how to cook and in 1995, bought a quaint little pub called “The Bell” which has been transformed into what we all know today as Fat Duck. He led the way of culinary gastronomy and earned his third star in under a decade. Heston loves to question everything and push the boundaries of food and cooking bringing all the senses into the eating experience. Like a kid in the candy shop.

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Annie’s Lane Riesling 2010 Clare Valley – What i’m drinking at the time, 2011.11.15

Long time no sip! today I saw the missus cooking up a fish in nook num and i thought to myslef, “this would go great with that riesling in the cupboard…right? we hope!

Dig, dig, dig, GOT IT!

This duder is from the Clair Valley in south australia, a well renowned location for rielslings so big expectations. Straight off the cuff, beautiful golden colour and smells very much like a sav blanc/chardonnay with a touch of oak. Lots of weight on the nose, refreshing but not. Extremely minerally, light granny smiths and crunchy white peachs and lime juice. Reminds me of a Montrachet which is straight up my ally!

Palate is a straight mix of acisity, sweet/sour bits of nashi pear and lime skins. Very weighty which surprises me for a riesling, massive reminder of a chardonnay…wtf??? An almost creamy finish, firn and grippy on the mouth and gums, zesty. The minerality saltyness and crush rock feel comes in at the back. I think its a layered wine, but very subtle, not sure what to think. Would love to drink this with a like minded wineo so see what they think.

Great value at something liek $12, heavy and fresh and i believe goes great with Thai and Viet foods.

Kenny