Road to Coonawaara (Invited)

Friday, July 01, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Road to Coonawaara event by Katnook Estate was a once of event for a wine enthusiast. Coonawarra wine are available in 18 countries all around the world including China. Best to visit their winery during the Spring for the perfect weather and view.  They are the first company who made Sauvignon Blanc. Coonawarra is a world class wine and all the wine provided in the event are carefully matched with the meal.

I was invited to Road to Coonawaara event but sadly I have other commitment on the same night so I sent one of my representative to attend. The event held in Secret Kitchen, Chinatown. Easily accessible by any pubic transport and plenty of parking spot around. The table was well decorated and it has an Asian luxurious vibe to to it.

Suckling Pig - honey pepper spare ribs, chilli cured jellyfish. Paired with 2015 Katnook Estate Sauvignon Blanc. The pig it self was super crunchy, well seasoned sadly the honey pepper was a little bit tough but has a punching flavour to it. The jelly fish with the sauce in combine was pretty delicious and has a lil bit spiciness to it.

Steamed King Prawns - egg white. Paired with 2011 Katnook Estate Riesling. The prawn is one of the highlight of the night and matched perfectly with the egg as well as the wine provided.

Roasted Spring Chicken - salt and pepper. Paired with 2014 Katnook Estate Chardonnay. Very strong flavour on the skin but inside it was cooked properly. Overall, it's a good dish.

Grilled Lamb Cutlets - black pepper sauce. Paired with 2012 Katnook Carbenet Sauvignon. Sadly, the lamb was too greasy even though the meat is very tender but needed a little bit more black pepper taste in it. This dish also matched with the wine perfectly.

Wagyu Beef - black truffle, secret kitchen fried rice and seasonal greens. Paired with 2010 Katnook Estate prodigy Shiraz. The beef is well cooked and tender but needed a little bit more flavour. The fried rice was average needed a lil bit more salt but the dish matched nicely with the wine provided. This wine was produced in a small vineyard instead of a mss produce vineyard.

Chef's homemade dessert. Paired with Katnook Founder's Block Sparkling Brut. This is a traditional Chinese dessert, not too sweet but a bit dense.

The wine provided was beautifully matched to the meal, wine provided in the first- third course were white wine and the fourth to fifth were red wine. In conclusion, it was a nice event with a nice group of people and definitely upgrade Lips Temptations wine knowledge into the next level.

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Monday-Thursday & Sunday: 11am-3pm & 5.30pm-11pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-3pm &5.30pm-12am

Secret Kitchen
222 Exhibition St
Melbourne, VIC 3000