Framingham ‘F-Series’ ‘Old Vine’ Marlborough Riesling 2011 & Pegasus Bay ‘Bel Canto’ Waipara Dry Riesling 2010 with Rare seared beef – grain-fed sirloin with sweet and sour onion, crispy garlic and ginger mousse
- Greenhough ‘Hope Vineyard’ Nelson Riesling 2011 & Pegasus Bay Waipara Riesling 2010 with Steamed dim sum – pork and prawn dumplings with pea coulis and truffle lobster emulsion
- Auburn Lowburn Central Otago Riesling 2012 & Greenhough ‘Apple Valley’ Nelson Riesling 2012 with Scotch fillet of pork – with goji barbecue sauce and cucumber & grapefruit salad, served with steamed rice
- Framingham ‘F-Series’ Marlborough Riesling Spatlese 2012 & Auburn Bendigo Central Otago Riesling 2012 with Free range gong bao chicken – wok-fried with Sichuan pepper, dried chilli, cashew nuts, spring onion and dark rice vinegar
The Four SIRS are complete wine aficionados, and following the meal, they brought out and served a number of other wines, mainly reds, that they considered interesting and/or enjoyable. Included were a Californian Pinot Noir, a Nuits-St-George burgundy, a Chateauneuf-du-Pape, a Sudtirol Lagrein and a polarising Georgian orange wine! If this is what is going to be repeated next year, then The Four SIRS dinner at Ancentral is a must on the calendar for next year!
The Four SIRS also conducted a masterclass tasting at Ancestral for Wellington wine trade in the afternoon. My reviews of the wines can be seein in ‘Tasting Reviews’ of this website by clicking here.