Another generous helping of expertly crafted dishes and perfectly matched wines this weekend. Cooking live were guest chefs Shaun Rankin and Bryn Williams with special guest William Gaminara facing food heaven: Coconuts or hell: Squid. Matching up the wines this week was Peter Richards, this week scouring Portsmouth for those all- important matches
First up Jersey Chef Shaun prepared Sea bass poached in confit lemon butter with asparagus and oysters a seasonal medley which needed a great wine partner. Peter checked out a Sauvignon blanc from Slovenia initially but then moved over to Chile for the fantastic Errazuriz Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011 which has the perfect notes to work well with the asparagus and lemon in Shaun’s dish.
For a more modest budget however he found an Australian cab sav – The Coonawarra 2010 that fit the bill in terms of gutsy rich flavours to stand up to the wild garlic and lamb in Bryn’s dish.
Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling 2009/2010, Zimmermann Graeff (similar region, price and style)