First up a big thank you to Junichi, Marty and all next door in Kappa Ya for a great evening. The food was top class and matched every one of Peter’s wines beautifully. Below is a copy of the Menu and tasting note on the wine.
Fresh Oyster with Ponzu & Daikon radish sauce with hint of Kanzuri
Weemala Brut N.V.
A fun pairing to kick-start the evening; this lovely fresh sparkling wine compliment the spicy fresh oysters
Kombu marinated Lemon sole Sashimi and Wakame salad.
Weemala Riesling 2012
Many people’s favourite combination, sashimi not sushi is raw fish and the Lemon sole was pickled nicely in the kombu, the Riesling was a great match fresh and vibrant. But what would we expect from the wine that was vote best Riesling in Oz @ last years Summer of Riesling. Lime blossom nose with lemon sherbet palate.
Mini open sandwich of breaded deep-fried Pork & fresh Cabbage salad with Fruits sauce.
Weemala Pinot Gris 2011
Again another competitor for best dish and the Pinot Gris held its own nicely with its pear and apple notes matching well to the pork and fruit sauce.
Chicken Sushi and fresh Greens.
Logan Chardonnay 2011
Not a favourite dish for many but the wine was a winner it match really well with the Teriyaki chicken sushi and was in demand for refills. Very elegant a fresh style that has only a 50% oak aging to mellow it out a bit nice crisp crunchy apple and stone fruit flavours with a hint of vanilla.
Irish Smoked Mackerel with Grated Daikon radish and Watercress.
Weemala Pinot Noir 2011
The shock red of the evening everybody loved this combination and the smoked local mackerel converted many a mackerel nay sayer. Light and fruity red with love fresh cherry and raspberry and hint of spice on the finish.
Irish Beef Steak and Chips with Kappa-Ya original dressing.
Weemala Shiraz -Viognier 2009
Funky is the name of the game with this wine using 100% wild yeast it has a bouquet of raspberry and violets with spice. Full rounded palate with sour cherry and bitter currant and lovely silky mouth feel a nice twist on the classic Shiraz Viognier.
Bluefin Tuna belly steak with rich cream, blue cheese and Miso sauce.
Logan Cabernet Merlot 2009
Tuna steak outshone the more traditional beef in people’s opinions, and the Cabernet Merlot along with the Chardonnay proved to be the star wines. Big bold juicy blackberry nose. The palate is to die for soft and supple yet powerful and concentrated.
Kouji Malted Rice and Ginger Ice-cream and Sicilian Lemon Sorbet with Earl Grey Chiffon Cake.
Logan Moscato 2010
The cake stole the show here, the ice cream and Moscato played second fiddle and complimented it beautiful. The hint of fizzante in the semi sweet moscato uplift the dish and the flavours of lime, orange zest and ginger worked beautiful.