A wine dinner in itself may sound lavish, but when the number of grand cru Burgundies served hits double-digit, that’s when you know you’re really doing it right. This was certainly the case for Taste of Tradition’s recent Corton Grand Crus dinner at the Origin Grill & Bar. Hosted by Executive Director Emil Teo, an outdoorsman (you might have seen him take up Prestige’s bungy jump challenge) and known “wine dinosaur” (he’s been in the trade for 22 years), the five-course spread was paired with 10 wines from the increasingly highly rated family-owned Domaine Antonin Guyon and famed négociant-éléveur Maison Louis Latour. While one might imagine a gathering of wine lovers to be dominated by conversations with mystifying tasting notes, this was more a convivial affair with guests regaling one another with family tales and travel plans. For those not suitably satiated, Teo broke out a stash of vintage and aged Armagnac and XO Cognac.
VERON ER AND EDMOND WEE FLORENCE AND TONY LIM JOYCE LEE AND EDLAN CHUA CHELSEA AND KELVIN TEO WILLIAM NG