Olly loves his food, especially the beef lasagna from Wendy Hillyer’s Plentifull Deli, and loves Majestic Cuisine, the Chinese food there a favourite, but he has dined at quite a few of Wellington’s top eateries. He’s only gotten into wine lately. Attending tastings at Regional Wines where his dad worked, to save on child-minding fees, Olly has tasted the likes of Chateau Lafite, DRC Romanee-Conti, Guigal Cote-Rotie ‘La Turque’ and Penfolds ‘Grange’, but he can’t really remember them. His seminal wine was an Astrolabe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, and nowadays the aromatic varieties, especially Riesling, figure high on the drinking list, but he won’t turn down a Ch. d’Yquem, or an Emerson’s Organic Pilsener for that matter.
Tonight to celebrate, we’re off to Martin Bosley’s, and we’ll supplement our choice from the wine list with a Chateau Olivier Pessac-Leognan 1990 (when his conception was being thought of), finishing with a Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 1992, the year of his birth.