A night of flavour
Guests were treated to an elegant menu perfectly matched to Yealands Estate wines at a recent Dine with Dish event held at esteemed restaurant Pescatore at The George.
As the sun shone on Christchurch, a group of lucky Dish readers were treated to an evening of delicious food and fine wine at Pescatore restaurant at The George.
Executive chef Darren Conole had diners salivating from the start with a selection of outstanding smoked salmon canapés, which paired beautifully with both the sunshine and the strawberry flavours of Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé.
As Jeff Fyfe, Yealands’ chief winemaker, talked through the brand’s history, the appetisers arrived– prawn ceviché teamed with a lemon myrtle spiced single oyster, served with Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc.
A delicious entrée of coffeesmoked venison loin, dressed with baby carrot, mint and violet and drizzled with a liquorice and rosemary jus, followed shortly after, matched to perfection with the luscious dark cherry spice notes of Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir.
Next up, the main course was a showstopper. Pistachio and sumac-crusted duck with olive and pepper caponata, topped with a honey, clove and mango sauce was the ideal accompaniment for Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Tempranillo. This elegant aromatic wine, with notes of tamarillo, prune and Christmas cake spice, was one of the night’s favourite varieties, made all the more special with the knowledge the team at Yealands planted this grape against the odds – and it has thrived.
Then for the gand finale – a taste explosion. Curry caramelised pineapple ice cream with rose mousse, strawberry and fenugreek couli dazzled the taste buds and revealed hidden flavour pleasures when matched with Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Noble Sauvignon Blanc.