Mid week, Speakeasy at Olive Bar and Kitchen saw people get three reasons to celebrate. The reason being Four Seasons Wines Limited, one of the two wine business arms of UB group were showcasing three of their wines specially selected for pairing with the varied Indian palates.
“The largest and the longest wine and bespoke menu pairing event so far in the country”, spread across 06 cities at 90 signature restaurants, (see list below) the wines have been selected to pose as a common denominator for the diverse flavours of Indian cuisine. With the selectively paired menu at these restaurants, Four Seasons hopes to give consumers the opportunity to taste and appreciate their wines.
For this purpose the evening at Olive Bar and Kitchen’s retro bar decorated with stained glass bejeweled ladies with long bead necklaces a la Wodehouse and easy ambience saw the generous flowing of three of their best, a Rose, a Chenin Blanc and a Shiraz.
The Rose was chilled perfectly and had a refreshingly flowery bouquet with a top note reminiscent of rose bowers. It should pair well with the spicy strong flavours of Indian cuisine. The Chenin Blanc was light and smooth with hints of citrus and apple, perfect with a cold salad or seafood. The Shiraz, dry textured and velvety with considerably less after burn at the back of the throat (as is wont with most young wines) was the one this reviewer enjoyed the most. It would pair well with grilled meat or a piece of after-dinner aged cheddar or Spanish Manchego cheese.
Abhay Kewadkar, Chief Wine maker and Director of Four Seasons love for his wines was evident in his enthusiastic speech at the event. Now it is the public’s turn to validate the same. Go forth and multiply your joys in all seasons with Four Seasons. Just make sure you are qualified, for the following appears on the Four Seasons’ website-
“This website is available for viewing only if you are of legal age to purchase/drink alcohol in your country of residence and/or in the country from which you are accessing the site. (Proving your age in this context is solely your responsibility.)
If you have not attained the purchase/drink legal age, you may be in breach of laws or regulations applicable in your country of residence or in your country of access and you should stop accessing this site immediately.
Yes! I have attained the legal age to purchasing or drinking of alcoholic beverages. I support responsible drinking habits.”
I raise a toast to the same!
The organisers indicate that a 3-4 course wine paired meal at various participating outlets should cost between Rs1000-1500/++
The list of participating outlets in NCR
1. Spaghetti Kitchen, Gurgaon
2. Spaghetti Kitchen, Saket
3. Spaghetti Kitchen, Pacific Mall
4. Punjab Grill, Saket
5. Punjab Grill Gurgaon
6. Zambar Gurgaon
7. Asia 7 Gurgaon
8. Fresco CP
9. Fresco Gurgaon
10. Cheri One Qutub
11. Lodi – The garden kitchen
12. Barka restaurant
13. Barka Lounge
14. Olive Qutub
15. Colors n spice
18. Radisson hotel – Airport