New Zealand Meets Asia

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On October 21 I attended a wonderful event at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens presented by House Wine featuring over 50 wines from New Zealand paired with Asian dishes from 6 Asian restaurant in Vancouver.

Chef Angus An - Maenam

Chef Angus An – Maenam

Malang of Prawns - Maenam

Malang of Prawns – Maenam

Sommelier/Executive chef Tatsuya Katagiri (R) of Zest Japanese

Sommelier/Executive chef Tatsuya Katagiri (R) of Zest Japanese

Salmon Kiwi & Autumn Roll -Zest Japanese

Salmon Kiwi & Autumn Roll -Zest Japanese

Chef Lisa Henderson (L) - Union Bar

Chef Lisa Henderson (L) – Union Bar

Asian Seafood Ceviche - Union Bar

Asian Seafood Ceviche – Union Bar

Sura Korean Royal Cuisine with their Beef Skewered Pancake and Seafood Skewered Pancake

Sura Korean Royal Cuisine with their Beef Skewered Pancake and Seafood Skewered Pancake

Palki Restaurant

Palki Restaurant

Aloo Tiki & Samosa

Aloo Tiki & Samosa

Fresh and pure, the wines of New Zealand have established themselves as incredibly food friendly. Home to some of the world’s best Asian food, Vancouver is blessed with a colourful and diverse palette of flavours. Some of the city’s top Asian restaurants each created a dish to pair with the vibrant  wines of New Zealand. Kingyo Izakaya, Maenam, Palki Restaurant, Sura Korean Cuisine, The Union and Zest Japanese Cuisine were the restaurants featured.

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From Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling to Pinot Noir and more, it was a chance to explore a variety of combinations at this stand up, grazing event. Kia ora and Kanpai!

House Wine presents many wine events through out the year, you can find them online.

By: Richard Wolak