Morton’s Grille Fabulous Wine & Dine Dinner Review

On Wednesday May 29 Morton’s Grille partnered with wine importer The Wine People to launch Wine & Dine, a concept designed to showcase some of the boutique wines they have listed paired with a special menu created by their chef for the evening.  The evening was filled with some truly delicious fine cuisine & amazing wines where Shenzhen residents of various backgrounds either booked their own table with friends or joined a social gathering table to enjoy the five courses menu.

Morton’s Grille, located on the 9th floor of Ping’An Financial Plaza in Futian District, succeeded in delighting their guests with a perfectly curated menu, where the flavours of the dishes enhanced each of the wine pairings which were served by the Sommelier from The Wine People.

The gathering started at 6.30 PM where guests were welcomed with a glass of Toso Brut, a refreshing yet flavoursome 100% Chardonnay sparkling from Argentina paired with pass-around caprese & tuna tapas. Once seated, the guests enjoyed sauteed mussels in white wine which was served with the Reserve King’s Favour Sauvignon Blanc by Marisco from iconic Marlborough (NZ).

This was followed by a heavenly roasted sea-bass fillet paired to La Bri Reserve Chardonnay, a wine crafted in the small valley of Franschhoek, South Africa by a female winemaker who trained in France. This was our favourite wine pairing of the evening as the combination can be taken as a perfect example of food & wine being able to enhance the best qualities of each other. The slightly oaky Chardonnay working perfectly along with the roasted element of the fish with both similar textures of food & wine mutually complimenting.

Morton’s Grille then beautifully revisited their signature steak, by offering each guest both a dry aged & a wet aged New York strip, demonstrating in the process how the different aging processes can influence the same cut of meat, whilst also picking the perfect pairing for both among the medium body King’s Wrath Pinot Noir by Marisco and the fuller bodied yet elegant Evangeline Syrah crafted by Chaffey Bros in Eden Valley (AUS).

To close this memorable evening, a cheese platter elegantly decorated with roasted grapes was served to the happy and fulfilled guests who kept enjoying their reds for a while longer…

Please note that all of the wine served by The Wine People throughout the evening are currently available on Morton’s Grille’s wine list in both Shenzhen and Guangzhou, see the following link for further information: http://www.shenzhenparty.com/places/food-drink/restaurants/morton-s-grille  Additionally for more information on The Wine People, please visit www.thewinepeople.cn or WeChat: thewinepeople