Wines, Brancott Estate dinner at Gauthier Soho

Brancott Estate Curiosity Club at Gauthier Soho dinner

Menu from a dinner at Gauthier Soho for the launch of New Zealand winery Brancott Estate‘s Curiosity Club with a selection of wine to match the food (Read my profile of Brancott Estate here):

A selection of hot and cold canapés

Brancott Estate Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc Brut NV

Warm lobster salad, confit lemon, tomatoes and artichokes, coral and grain mustard dressing

Brancott Estate Classic Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Brancott Estate Letter Series B Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Black winter truffle risotto, Brown butter

Brancott Estate Fenwick Sauvignon Gris 2011

Brancott Estate Classic Pinot Noir 2011

Roast loin of highland venison, celeriac and truffle puree, caramelized pumpkin and poached Williams pear, venison jus

Brancott Estate Letter Series T Pinot Noir 2010

Traditional Christmas pudding

Brancott Estate Letter Series B Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Coffee, mince pies and chocolate truffles

Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.

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