Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

The View, the fine dining restaurant at Hotel Equatorial recently welcome the guest for wine pairing dinner that features the "Wines of the South". Guests had a taste of 6 wines, from New Zealand and Australia, and experienced the meticulously crafted festive dishes by Chef Looi Soon Lee and his team.

The panoramic views from the restaurant, impeccable services and the cozy ambiance make it the perfect venue to celebrate this festive season with loves one. There are more than 70 labels of wines offering here and regularly updated.

"This dinner is in collaboration with The Wine Shop to bring out a different dining experience where the wines come first. Our Chef gets to sample the wines first, then came out with the dishes to elevate the wine." shared by Jérôme Carrouée, the Executive Assistant Manager for F&B, Security and recreation.

Thanks to Hotel Equatorial for hosting us.

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang



Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

Tempus Two Blanc De Blanc Sparkling Australia

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang
Alaskan crab & Avocado, Roma Tomato, Beluga Caviar Salsa

We began the night by sipping the refreshing Tempus Two Blanc De Blanc Sparkling Wine from Australia, pairing with Alaskan crab and the delightful colour and taste comprise of Roma tomato and avocado, topped with Beluga Caviar.

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang
Hole in the Water Marlborough Sanoignon Blanc New Zealand

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang
French Escargot Ragout with Chanterelles in Golden Filo cup

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang
Double boiled essence of Quail, Ginseng Root, Wolf Berries, Root Vegetables

Next, we literally fly to New Zealand when tasting the Hole in the Water Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. We thought this wine has a very interesting name, it came with smooth and vibrant taste. French Escargot was nicely seasoned, with Chanterelles mushroom, served in a cute Golden Filo cup, beautifully presented on top the boat looking cucumber.

The last white wine we sampled was the Cranswick Estate Chardonnay from New South Wales, Australia. Clean acidity of this wine is surprisingly blended well with the rich and strong double boiled ginseng root with quail essence. The fusion of western and oriental that will blow your mind.


Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang
Angove Organic Merlot South Australia

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang
Festive Hazulnut Crusted Butter Turkey Roll with Foie Gras, Glazed Chestnut, oven roasted Brussel Sprouts

While we were marching into the main courses of the night, we were served with Angove Organic Merlot from South Australia. This ruby red wine with magenta hue gave a plummy and cherry sensation on the palates. Christmas is just around the corner, therefore the Chef has thoughtfully prepared us Turkey roll stuffed with crusted hazelnut. The tenderness of the Turkey was carefully taken care, compliment well with the foie gras and glazed chestnut.

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang
Angove Muscle Man Shiraz South Australia

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang
Pan Seared Venison Medallion with Roasted Pumpkin Puree and Manuka honey

Another red wine from Angove we had was the Muscle Man Shiraz, a much complex and tannin  with intense finish. Pan seared Venison Medallion was served in medium rare doneness, given a touch of sweetness from the pumpkin puree and manuka honey.

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang
Cranswick Lakefield Pink Moscato New South Wales, Australia

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang
Dark and white Christmas log, sugar Cinnamon dust

Our wonderful evening ended with Cranswick Lakefield Pink Moscato wine from New South Wales, Australia. Beautiful rose pink wine that would steal every girl's heart, comes with sweet strawberry and cherry finishing. We ended our evening with this festive-season-must-have, dark and white chocolate Christmas log cake.

Thanks to Mr. Anil Kumar Nair, Director of Food & Beverage for the great singing performance that filled our evening with joys.

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

If you are interested to have this "Wines of the South" wine dinner with your love one, do ring them through +604-6237000 to make the arrangement. Their wine dinner event will be regularly updated through online medias. Do ring them to check on their upcoming wine dinner.

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

Wines of The South Wine Dinner @ The View, Hotel Equatorial, Penang

This year, Hotel Equatorial has came out this amazing 23-feet tall Christmas tree that made of 3000 recycle plastic bottles, snowman that made of paper cups. All these earth friendly Christmas decoration are handmade by all the Equatorial's staffs. Drop by the hotel lobby and take some instagrammable shoot with these inspiring deco.

Hotel Equatorial
1, Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bukit Jambul, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
+604-632 7000


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