2. They pair with just about any food imaginable — especially French cuisine!
3. They are deliciously dry — Only a few Rieslings are sweet.
4. There’s a purity and precision to Riesling that almost no other grape has.
5. They are full of flavours that are refreshing any time of year.
And another reason to love Rieslings… On Thursday, May 21 you can enjoy EIGHT different and extraordinary Rieslings — from all over the world.
ENTRÉE What’s better with 3 lovely glasses of Riesling than fresh salmon? How about salmon three ways! Chez Olivier presents salmon as you’ve never enjoyed it before… Times Three! TRIO OF SALMON: SALMON GRAVLAX marinated in DILL; SMOKED SALMON; and RILLETTES OF SALMON seasoned with MAYONAISSE and served like a pate.
The wines included here will be 2011 Rieslingfreak No.3 (Clare Valley, SA), 2012 Ostertag Vignoble D’e Riesling (Alsace, France) & 2005 Golden Hawk Riesling by Andraos Bros (Sunbury, VIC)
MAIN One bite and you suddenly realize why French cuisine is at the top of most everyone’s favourite foods. You’ll be served deliciously flavourful sausage, pork belly, potatoes and more! And with each bite, enjoy sips from the more luscious Rieslings. CHOUCROUTE, typical main from Alsace with SAUERKRAUT (pickled cabbage) cooked in white wine and served with SMOKED SAUSAGE, PORK BELLY, and POTATO and a horseradish sauce
Vegetarian option for the main: Goat cheese soufflé served with a porcini sauce and asparagus
The wines included here will be 2005 Riverbank Aged Riesling (Swan Valley, WA), 2002 Trevor Jones Reserve Riesling (Barossa Valley, SA) and 2011 Bundaleer Riesling (Clare Valley, SA)
DESSERT If there’s one thing the French (and Chez Olivier) know, it’s dessert. And the desserts you’ll relish at this lunch will not disappoint! CHOCOLATE CUP with PASSION FRUIT MOUSSE, fresh RASPBERRY and STRAWBERRY, PISTACHIO CHANTILLY and COULIS of RASPBERRY. The wines being served here are 2011 Rieslingfreak No 5 Off Dry Riesling (Clare Valley, SA), 2000 Andraos Bros “Sweet Lily” Riesling (Sunbury, VIC) & 2010 Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese (Germany)
From the incredible food to the sophisticated ambiance to the seemingly endless flow of Riesling, this is a dinner event you’ll want to bring your colleagues, family, and friends.
Reserve your seat today and enjoy Rieslings of the World at one of the world’s greatest landmark restaurants — Chez Olivier.