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Durian and Wine

Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet | Jul 19, 2004 03:50 AM

On Friday July 16 at the Singapore Marriot Hotel, I was the first gourmet in the world to match durian with wine, namely Veuve Clicquot Rose Reserve 1997. it was really fun and despite the horror stories and old wives'tales of durian and alcohol being a fatal combination, all of us survived. I hope this will prove once and for all that durian can not only be matched with wine but it is NOt a fatal combination. A great time was had by all in the Legacy Suite of the Marriott at the special Mooncake and Wine pairing Event. Durian is a very popular tropical fruit known as the King of Fruits and the Fruit of Kings in Asia with a really powerful perfume beloved by many and feared by some.
I also matched Lotus seed and Coffee mooncake with S A Pruem Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling 1999 Spaetlese QmP and Walnut and Orange mooncake with Veuve Clicquot Demi-sec cahampagne and Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti DOCG 2002 from Peidmont in Italy.
For Food and Wine I believe we should always think out of the box and follow the motto of the SAS - Who Dares Wins!!! Bon appetit!

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