Ornellaia and Bisteca alla Fiorentina!

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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The irreverent and irrepressible Travelling Gourmet goes to Mohamed Sultan Road to taste wines made with…

MERLOT, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Sangiovese from Ornellaia Winery in Toscana or Tuscan. The venue was appropriately enough Bisteca Tuscany Ristorante at 25 Mohamed Sultan Road. This area used to be famous for raucous bars and nightclubs but have metamorphed into a restaurant district. Patrick Lachapèle, the Asia Pacific Area Manager welcomed me. Without more ado we sat down to Antipasti of Assorted Cold Cuts like Proscuitto di Parma and Bresaola(air-dried Beef) with black Olives. Another typical Antipasto was a big Burrata with Green Salad and Cherry Tomatoes. Matched with the 2nd wine of the estate Le Serre Nuove dell Orbellaia 2012..a smooth and fruit forward wine that was palate friendly. One could be forgiven for mistaking it for an Australian offering in the Old World style. The 2012 wines were just released on 1st May 2015.

To be continued…

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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