Ashley and I recently headed over to PJ’s Bar & Grill at New World Petaling Jaya Hotel for the KWV Wines wine pairing dinner.
KWV was founded in 1918, the same year South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, was born. Today South Africa is a global player in the world of wine, and KWV a part of the industry, with its many award-winning wines, spirits and liqueurs, showcasing the quality of South Africa’s wine products to the world.
KWV’s strength and competitive advantage is its ability to source grapes from diverse geographic regions, resulting in wines that are consistent, and respected. These grapes are sourced from the most sought-after viticultural regions of South Africa. The grapes are expertly handled and transported to KWV’s cellar facilities in Paarl in the Cape Winelands. The facilities cover approximately 32 hectare, and at the heart, the world-famous Cathedral Cellar, built in 1930.
Strawberry. pesto crostini
Chicken tikka masala
Stuffed olive & feta
Paired with Laborie Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs
Miso grilled scallop. avocado puree, truffle cream sauce. microgreens. balsamic pearls
Paired with Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2015
Chinese style roasted 5 spice duck leg. ginger. beet root & onion salad, Hoi Sin glaze
Paired with Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2014
16 hours braised beef rib. oven-dried tomato, baby carrot, onion confit, thyme sauce
Paired with Cathedral Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Braised morel mushrooms risotto, pumpkin puree. crispy rice
Paired with The Mentors Pinotage 2013
I always love a good cheese platter especially to go along with some wine. We had four (4) different types of cheese – two aged and two young/ soft cheeses! They went beautifully with the red wines!
For more info on KWV Wines, head over to http://www.kwv.co.za/
New World Petaling Jaya Hotel is located at:
1, Jalan SS7/26A,
Kelana Jaya, 47301
Telephone: (603) 7682 0000
PJ’s Bar & Grill is opened daily from 11.30am to 12.00 am.