California Dreamin’ at WHISK

Exclusive Wine Dinner with Napa Valley’s Robert Mondavi Winery Chef Jeff Mosher

Exclusively on one evening this autumn, WHISK proudly welcomes much accomplished culinary talent from the sunny state of California, Chef Jeff Mosher of Robert Mondavi Winery, for a down-to-earth wine dinner showcasing 5 fresh and exciting ingredient-driven dishes along with a spectacular line-up of 6 wines from one of the most influential vineyards in the New World.

The 5-course menu reads like an ode to the “Harvests of Joy” – an autobiography of the winery Founder in which Robert Mondavi describes his love for wine, food, and sharing ‘the good life’ with others – and exudes lightness of the American wine region surrounding Mayacamas Mountains and the picturesque To Kalon Vineyard.

Paired in reverse by Chef Jeff Mosher, as in designed and fine-tuned upon tasting the wine, dishes such as Slow Cooked Pork Belly with Mushroom and Butternut Squash Risotto bring out the best of the tasting notes from the pre-selected vintages, which for this occasion spread across more than 2 decades and include beautifully complex 1992 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve as well as refreshingly crisp yet incredibly silky on the palate 2013 Oakville Fumé Blanc – a wine that earned 91 points each from Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator.

Carefully composed culinary showcase for the evening featuring gently Braised Beef Short Rib with Confit Garlic Potato Puree, Basil Pesto, Crispy Shallots, Tuscan Kale and Bordelaise is paired like a perfect symphony with 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve where the toasted pine nuts in the pesto add to the umami character of the dish and fresh basil lends a herbaceous note. “The lemon in the pesto helps to create a balance with the acidity and tannins in the wine. These two things together let the fruit characteristics shine alongside the basil flavour, creating a delicious and unique match,” reveals Chef Mosher who bases his pairings on years of experience and never-ending culinary experiments.

The five-course wine dinner inclusive of 6 glasses of wine will be hosted at WHISK on November 14th, from 7pm till 10pm, at HK$890 per person (subject to 10% service charge).

WHISK, 5/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Booking Enquiries: 2315 5999 or and online