Phuket, Thailand – Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket joins Siam Winery Co., Ltd. hosted ‘The Taste of Siam’ wine dinner, highlighting the prestigious Monsoon Valley wines from Hua Hin Hills on last Friday January 23rd at Ruen Thai Restaurant.
The four-course menu was created by award-winning Danish Chef Mr Morten Bojstrup Nielsen, formerly of Michelin-starred Nahm Restaurant in London and Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin in Bangkok. He specialises in combining modern techniques with traditional flavour profiles to produce contemporary dishes that are distinctly Thai at heart. Chef Morten flew in from the flagship Benjarong Restaurant at the legendary Dusit Thani Bangkok just to join the Ruen Thai team in excuting this special menu for a one-night-only experience.
Winemaker Kathrin Puff was on hand throughout the night to share her deep knowledge about the wines as well as the vineyard’s history.
The innovative wine dinner menu features the following dishes and accompanying wine pairings:
Welcome canapé: Oysters Thai style, Crispy Pork with Salted Cabbage and Chicken Meatball served on the bone, paired with Monsoon Valley Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blancs
First course: Hot and Sour Soup with Roasted River Prawns and Coriander, Crispy Catfish Salad with Green Mango and Tom Yum Custard, paired with Monsoon Valley Chenin Blanc
Second course: Salad of Fresh Tuna and Sweet Melon, Dehydrated Tomato and Yam Pudding, paired with Monsoon Valley White Shiraz
Third course: Roasted Duck Breast and Smoky Aubergine with Flower Chives and Oyster Sauce, paired with Cuvee Siam Monsoon Valley
Fourth course: Basil Ice Cream and Preserved Pineapple with Salty Meringue, paired with Monsoon Valley Muscat