Last night saw a fantastic dinner based around the wines of Schlumberger of Alsace, France. Hosted by the enigmatic Severine Schlumberger herself the dinner featured the entire range of wines as produced by her Uncle.
Alsace wines have always paired well with food and Schlumberger proved this beyond doubt. Delicate, fresh, impeccably clean and amazingly well balanced the wines partnered each course with perfection… each bringing the best flavours and textures from each other.
Sarting with Confit of Salmon on a corriander infused salad, matched with a pair of Rieslings , moving through fillet of Pork wrapped in Morrel mousse with babay vegetables, which went stunningly with the 2005 Princes des Abbes Pinot Gris. A lively balance of ripe grapefruit and deep fruit aromas worked exceptionally well with the slightly fatty texture of the Pork with a very light Jus Lie.
The winning combination was undoubtedly the Pink Peppercorn Cheescake with a Black pepper Tuille and a Strawberry mint and Blasamic salsa, served with a pair of excellent gewurztraminers.
An excellent night with great food and Severine gave a super account of the philosophy behind Schlumberger estate.Share and Enjoy: