Dan about Thailand loves great content from across Thailand from fellow Expats and is delighted to share this post from MeanderingTales.Com. The author, Kim Waddoup, has over 40 years in the travel industry and is now happily living in Thailand.
Special Wine & Dine Dinner at the Oasis Restaurant in the Thai Garden Resort, Pattaya
It was with great pleasure that I saw an advertisement for a special wine dinner in the Oasis Restaurant in the elegant and traditional Thai Garden Resort and a table was immediately booked for this sell-out event.
Our culinary journey commenced with a delightful trio of canapés. These included a flavourful Pork Pâté Mousse with Cognac, a succulent Breaded Shrimp with Spicy Mayonnaise and a Mini-Sandwich with Herb Cheese and Smoked Salmon. Accompanied with a lively Prosecco Corte Ciara Dry DOC which was fresh, fruity and lively with a smooth finish. An excellent start to what was to prove to be an most enjoyable Menu and wonderful evening.
The next dish was a Salmon Tartare which was a beautifully presented dish of Tartare from Smoked and Fresh Salmon. The salmon was perfectly fresh and delicate and the dill cream very subtle. I personally would have liked a small hint of spice, but it was an excellent creation that was perfectly paired with a Sauvignon Blanc Livon Collio DOC. This was an excellent wine, straw yellow with golden and even greenish reflections. An intense but not over-powering bouquet and a wide range of aromas, dry on the palate with a good structure.
This was followed by Herb Crusted Pomfret Fish Fillet. Oven baked Pomfret with a nutty herb crust served with a broccoli cream and white wine sauce. For me this was the highlight of the evening, the pomfret was perfectly prepared, served warm, the fish meat was firm and the nutty herb crust perfectly complimenting the flavour of the fish. The broccoli cream and white wine sauce was delicate and perfect for the fish. Top marks for creativity, presentation and execution. Our glasses had been topped up with the Savignon Blanc Livin Collio which proved to be a also a superb pairing for this dish.
Our next delight was Lobster Bisque, a creamy lobster coup with Armagnac. The soup had been perfectly reduced to provide a robust soup with classic bisque flavouring and texture. Paired with a Chardonnay Livon Collio DOC, the wine was possibly too delicate for the strong flavour of the bisque. Notwithstanding, the Chardonnay enjoyed an elegant bouquet with graceful flavourings. Velvety on the palate it left the mouth clean and dry and perfectly prepared our taste buds for the tangy Mango Sorbet. More of an ice cream texture it might have been more suitable as a classic, zesty sorbet.
At this point we were left a few minutes to digest the first 5 courses and to socialise with some of the other assembled guests.
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