Bangkok, Thailand, April 12, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Celebrating the stellar rise of female sommeliers in the Kingdom, Madison Steakhouse at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel invites wine connoisseurs to delight in an exquisite five-course wine pairing dinner with five female sommeliers. Taking place on Friday, 29 April 2022, ‘An Ode to Passion’ event aims to power the future of wine stewardship in Thailand by helping its female wine professionals shine.
From the choice of wine to food presentation, expect a distinctly feminine touch as the five wine professionals from some of Bangkok’s leading fine-dining establishments expertly guide you through their beverage selection and explain the origins and taste profile of each wine. Working closely with Anantara Siam chefs, they helped curate food pairings to complement five mystery wines selected across several flavour categories: water, wood, fire, earth and air. By revealing the labels only at the time of serving, the organisers aim to keep the spotlight on the sommeliers instead of the vineries.
An amuse-bouche of Atlantic seabass carpaccio, espelette pepper and prosecco granita will prepare the palates for the first starter of river trout confit served with sorrels and caviar beurre blanc and paired with “River Reflection”, a mystery wine selected by Sudarat Jankaew, an established Beverage Ambassador and Sommelier.
The next wine of the night, a complex white from Piedmont, will be paired with a starter of crispy giant tiger prawn, lemon chilli paste and shallot confit espuma. Prakaydaow Phoohuatalat, an Assistant Restaurant Manager and Sommelier at one of Bangkok’s finest five-star establishments, will be on hand to explain her choice and walk the guests through the tasting notes.
Chanidapha Rakpirom, Sommelier and Restaurant Manager at Ki Izakaya, named her selection “A Feminist on Fire”. An elegant red wine will be served with succulent roasted duck breast, parsnip and cherry duck jus. The second main course, deer and foie gras pithiviers with celeriac purée and blueberry sauce, will be accompanied by a complex, earthy, yet powerful red recommended by Atchara Wongthai Palleros, Sommelier at Central Wine Cellar.
Rounding it all off is a perfectly balanced combination of pink chocolate, mulberry mint compote, strawberry crumble, rose gel and an exquisite champagne with notes of floral and red fruits chosen by Nutawan Jumpanak, Wine Guru at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel and Thailand’s First Female Best Sommelier in 2019.
Priced at THB 4,490++ per person, including wine pairings, ‘An Ode to Passion’ wine dinner will be served on Friday, 29 April 2022 from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm at Madison, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel.