Archive for February, 2014

Wine O'Clock

Tesch Riesling Unplugged 2012

Tesch Riesling Unplugged 2012

German Riesling is usually carries plenty of residual sweetness. Not this one. The “unplugged” refers to it’s raw nature. It’s a pleasure to see a wine like this on a Dubai shelf. Nose is very clean – slightly mineral but overset with lime, mountain herbs and a light straw character […]

February 18, 2014 ×

Attractions, Photo stories

HohenSalzburg – there is a castle above the clouds.

HohenSalzburg – there is a castle above the clouds.

In the middle of winter, there is a place in Salzburg to escape the cloud. A funicular breaks through the misty barrier every ten minutes and takes frozen revellers to a place where the sun shines, snowy mountains gleam in glorious light, and scarves and gloves can be shed, the […]

February 17, 2014 ×

Recipes

Zucchini Carpaccio

Zucchini Carpaccio

Taking a lesson from my previous post, I’m showing you a dish that’s all in the presentation. Let’s not tell anyone that your main ingredient comes directly out of a packet. Nor that your gourmet dribbles either come out of a bottle you bought in the supermarket, or are a […]

February 10, 2014 ×

Culinary Travel

Food stories or just food – what’s your poison?

Food stories or just food – what’s your poison?

Wow – what a day. Two degustation menus, and I’m still able to walk. Gourmet Abu Dhabi has arrived, and it’s time to indulge. Yesterday provided a lunch at Brasserie Angelique prepared by Michael Caines, and a gala dinner with food from Massimo Bottura at the Emirates Palace, sponsored by […]

February 10, 2014 ×

Wine O'Clock

Louis Jadot Meursault 2011

Louis Jadot Meursault 2011

Meursault is almost entirely planted with Chardonnay – with only 5% Pinot Noir. It is known for its citrus-flavoured chardonnay, which can very floral in the most balanced vintages. Barrel fermentation and wild yeast will contribute a cashew and oatmeal character, which is what draws most drinkers – interestingly, a […]

February 4, 2014 ×