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Cape Mentelle Wine Pairing Lunch With Cameron Murphy @ Stoked, Medan Damansara

Cape Mentelle Wine Pairing Lunch With Cameron Murphy @ Stoked, Medan Damansara
17 Sep
1:04

Stoked Restaurant & Bar

120-122, Jalan Kasah
Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-20961645
FB : Stoked Restaurant & Bar

Business Hours :
Tues – Sun 12 noon – 3 p.m. ; 6 p.m. – Late

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Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently had the opportunity to attend the wine pairing degustation lunch, hosted by Cameron Murphy, Cape Mentelle’s Estate Director, in the newly open Stoked Restaurant & Bar in Medan Damansara.

The lunch featured five award winning variants (Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013, Chardonnay 2012, Carbernet Merlot 2012, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and Shiraz 2012) from the Cape Mentelle, the leading edge of Australia’s best wineries, for an experience of food and wine pairing like never before.

Cameron also highlighted these incredible wines individually and their own unique identities, as well as how the estate has become a five star winery, with the winemaking team fully capitalizing on the extensive and largely mature vineyard.

Yin How, Founder & Managing Director of Stoked Restaurant & Bar, took the floor next to explain the concept of the unique new restaurant and how the menu was specially crafted to complement and enhance the wines.
Stoked has a Bertha Charcoal Oven, the most advance in design, to ensures the dishes are cooked to the utmost perfection by retains the food’s natural moisture and flavour.

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The lunch kicked start with Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013, a wine with a creamy texture and a bright, long and elegant finish. The classic white wine blend showcased its pithy structure and a delight of rich fruit flavours when paired with the first dish – Uni Sashimi with Tofu Puree and Conssome Jelly.

Next was the Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2012, served to be paired with Steamed Coral Trout with Kale and Tomato in Caper Beurre Blanc Sauce. This dish complemented the chardonnay, with the wine possessing a focused acidity and leading to a great persistence of flavour; exuding an overall fine yet textural and clean journey on the palate.

Cameron introduced the Cape Mentelle Cabernet Merlot 2012 next, which paired with a dish of Foie Gras & Duck Pâté en Croûte with Baby Spinach and Red Wine Sauce. The Cabernet Merlot has developed an international reputation for an outstanding Bordeaux varietal and blended wines showcased a good elegant structure on the palate before surging with an assertive yet supple tannic drive.

To be paired with the fourth dish – Slow roasted Lamb with sautéed white mushroom, Arugula, Mashed potato with Lamb Jus – were two very distinct wines from the estate, Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2012.

Cameron then explained that pairing wine and food is as much about personal taste as anything else and with just a few simple guidelines, you can find your perfect match – or certainly have some fun trying. The Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 showcased a powerful and intense marriage of fruit flavours as well as a balance of the mineral elements from the vineyard whereas the Cape Mentelle Shiraz 2012 showcased a full flavoured palate with a richly textured balance of a long fine and spicy finish when paired with this dish.

The session of a comprehensive showcase of the range of wines that lead the Cape Mentelle portfolio came to a close with a White Chocolate Mousse with Mixed Berries and Crumble with Raspberry sauce being served. Members of the media continued to enjoy the remarkable wines of Cape Mentelle while having a casual get-to-know session with Cameron Murphy.

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23 Comments

    Shivani

    September 21, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Love how the plating was done here and the roasted lamb looks really good! Lovely pictures, will definitely mark it down for a next visit 🙂

    Reia

    September 21, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Fine dining at its finest! But looks really fancy and expensive.

    siennylovesdrawing

    September 21, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    So jealous that you have the chance to enjoy many nice foods around by special invitations 🙂 Keep up your great effort in food blogging! Cheers, https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/

    Isaac Tan

    September 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    so atas.. i like it! 😛

    Elana Khong

    September 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Good wine and great foods, what a wonderful event. You are so lucky, dear!!

    Ellie

    September 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Good food, good wine…such a life. 🙂 I don’t drink, but I sure know that’s very nice to indulge in

    Sharon Lee

    September 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    OMG!! The wine looks so tempting and its been some time since I drink wine! The dining place and the food looks so elegant and romantic, I love it!

    Jessie

    September 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Never experience fine dining food pairing with wine. A great way to showcase the wine. 🙂

    fishaberry

    September 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Wow fine dining.. Everything looks so good!! My only problem is that I can’t take alcohol..

    Diana

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Wow,first thing first – great photos! The dishes are certainly tempting and with the wine? It’s a fine dining,to be exact an elegant feast

    pamela

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    The desserts oh no… is tempting

    Pooja Kawatra

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Lovely event to spend time together and the white chocolate mousse with berries looks so tempting.

    Kylie cre8tone

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Awesome wine tasting session! The food are equally awesome as well!

    Betty Liew

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Which one is your favorite red wine?

    cindyrina

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    So fine dine! The environment make one feel so comfort and relax.

    Aliza Sara

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    wow. This really looks high end. The roasted lamb looks like a must try!

    sherry

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    the good food and wine is so tempting. Let me mark down this place for next visit.

    Koey Leow

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I do not drink wine, but seems like taste so good, the roasted lamb is so tempting omg

    Janice Yeap

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I always love how you take photos of your food. Thank you for sharing this. I will visit the place for their food and wine 🙂

    Miera Nadhirah

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Fine dining at its best I guess… Great to chill out and unwind with these wine and delicious cocktail food once a while…

    Emily

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Very impressive looking meal there. Just the kind to relax over on a weekend. 🙂

    Cecilia

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    the roasted lamb look so tempting. I feel like I wanna have one!

    Jane

    September 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Good wine with Good food at the best restaurant. Awesome

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