Bangsar sure is a place for diner’s paradise. There are actually many hidden restaurant around the area. This would be a new discovery for me that there are actually a stretch of shop lots right opposite a housing area host many outlets here.
I reach here about 7pm and quite suprise to see that many of the outlets are pack with happy hour drinkers. Some holding wine glass and beer mug. After some chit chat only discover that they have their very own crowd to dine there as the food quality and price tag are reasonable.
Cava Restaurant serve Spanish and Mediterranean Cuisine.
The place is quite dim with orange light that provides comfortable dining experience.
For tonight, I was lucky to be invited by Cheng Yi (FatboyBakes) to sample along with great food and wine pairing dinner, as the range wines offer is by Craggy Range.
The wine are branded under 2 labels which the Wild Rock is the more easy to drink and Craggy Range come with more character on it. In short Craggy Range bottles are on the higher end side. This would be my first time trying out New Zealand wine.
Menu for the night~
Upon arrival, we get to sample their first range, The Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Wild Rock, New Zealand wine. I am quite fussy over my white wine as it is hard to find something I like and to my suprise upon my first sip, I fell in love with this bottle. It is easy to drink for a wine, smooth texture before begin starter. A young wine that can provide such taste and texture I am impress. Surely its a highly recommended wine~
salsa, garlic balsamic vinegar mix and breads just pair well with my wine.
In my thought, in a Spanish restaurant what can this be serve? Thought it would be like Chinese dining experience like those Herbs chicken. Guess what? Its:
Mushroom Cartaccio With Foie Gras consist of Button, Portobello and Enoki Mushrooms in White Wine, Herb.
Wine : Craggy Range Fletcher Family Riesling 2009
As the night progress, we get to sample more and more range including the red. Red with their two range.
Braised Oxtail with caramelized onion, roasted sweet potato and grilled asparagus paired with a glass of WILD ROCK GRAVEL PIT RED HAWKE’S BAY MERLOT MALBEC 2010
Mains – Setas De Pierna De Cordero & Grilled Prawn
Roasted lamb leg, stuffed with foie gras, pimento, mushroom served red wine pink peppercorn sauce and Tuscan beans and grilled butter King Prawn
Wine : WILD ROCK CUPID ARROW PINOT NOIR 2009 & CRAGGY RANGE TE MUNA ROAD PINOT NOIR 2010
Dessert Platter – Spanish Cheese Platter served with fresh & dry fruits, nuts, crackers & berry compote
Monica an expat blogger which is cheerful and excited whenever talk about food and wine – Me and Ken
Alison and Cheng Yi both of them are just a good wine drinker. .
It was a great small event organise and get to know the Craggy Range Manager – Brent Hindman himself and most of us got back with new friends and enjoy this new wine range.
To me, its my first wine range that I sample I love their both White and Red range. Surely a recommended brand by me.
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