Overseas Restaurant, be it the original one in Jln Imbi, or the one in Armada, (actually, is that the name of the building or just the hotel?) has always been one of our favourite family restaurants for Chinese food. Consistent, and delicious, although we don't go as often as I would like.
When I got an invite to attend a wine pairing dinner there, I was more than delighted, because I knew for sure the food was going to be good, so at least 50% of the battle was won. Not only that, it's the first in a SERIES (how exciting is that, move over, Game of Thrones) of wine pairings from around the world, and this particular event was "Viaje De Gusto", wines from Spain, and likewise, food as well.
Over and above the media invite, the proprietor also asked me to extend an invite to my friends, so what a fun night it was.
...which incidentally, there was...
A pan of freshly seared Iberico scented the entire area with that heavenly porcine aroma, and the meat was just melt in the mouth, washed down with the Cava.
The black truffle combo
The delicious fish maw and crab meat soup, I suppose was deemed to be in a level of its own, not to be paired or contaminated by any wines, so there was no wine pairing for this. But actually it is a good match with the Cava.
Iberico loin combo.... gorgeous iberico char siu, such decadence, paired with Montalvo Vilmot, a full bodied wine for full flavoured food.
Hostess /emcee extraordinaire entertaining the crowd, with a game where participants could win some coveted bottles of wine, which entailed smelling and identifying certain every day items....which was harder than it sounds. For example, the first item was "PINEAPPLE" and a good battalion of people had inhaled the mystery scent before a winner finally emerged. Subsequently was vanilla, which even then, took a while, but Chris of Brought Up to Share won it. Proud of you boy, if you read this, you know la hor, when to open that bottle you won and who to share it with.
A lovely evening...can't wait for the next wine pairing....I think I heard Italy!