Exquisite Taste - - Grapevine -

Fair­mont Jakarta had the priv­i­lege of host­ing the bril­liant Span­ish wine­maker Bode­gas Al­tanza for a wine din­ner tast­ing on 4th March. Bode­gas Al­tanza brought with it a se­lec­tion of the wine­maker’s finest vin­tages to pair with the el­e­gant five-course spe­cial menu pre­pared by View Restau­rant’s very own culi­nary mae­stro Chef Hans Chris­tian. The wine­maker’s re­gional brand am­bas­sador, Sher­win Lao, played gra­cious host for the night, re­gal­ing din­ers with sump­tu­ous sto­ries and in­trigu­ing facts about the es­teemed Bode­gas Al­tanza and Span­ish wines.

To start off the de­li­cious pro­ceed­ings, a canapé se­lec­tion of earthy mush­room br­uschet­tas, scrump­tious ap­ple pies and dainty Cata­lan crèmes was ac­com­pa­nied by the light and fruity Leal­tanza Blanco 2014. The first course served was a Peru­vian-in­spired ha­machi ce­viche with smoked tomato, which was com­ple­mented with the tart Capi­toso 2013 vin­tage. Fol­low­ing on from this was charred oc­to­pus, ja­mon, salsa with a gar­lic sauce hint­ing at a Mediter­ranean in­flu­ence paired with the fruity Leal­tanza Cri­anza 2012. The third course was the Iberico pork belly salad with black olive and manchego cheese. The bo­da­cious Leal­tanza Cri­anza 2010 vin­tage matched beau­ti­fully with the dish. The main course was a gor­geously cooked beef striploin, ac­com­pa­nied by a mini bravas gratin and salsa verde, match­ing de­light­fully by the oaky Leal­tanza Gran Reserva 2008. To fin­ish off the de­light­ful din­ner, the clas­sic tres leches cake with mixed berries was served.

Iberico Pork Belly Salad with Black Olive and Manchego Trans­parency

Beef Striploin with Bode­gas Al­tanza Wine

Charred Oc­to­pus with Salsa de Tinta

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