Combining traditions in taste from Belgium and IndonesiaAug 15, 2017
Almost 40 guests enjoyed five courses of fine dining presented by Petty Elliott at the residence Belgium’s Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E Patrick Herman.
Unusually, two of the courses were paired with fine Belgian beers, including the Blanche de Namur, an award winning wheat beer http://bocq.be/en/ and the Dubbel, an amber brown Westmalle Trappist ale with a soft body and dry finish http://www.merchantduvin.com/brew-westmalle-trappist.php.
Shades of Rose and Rouge, a lively fresh beginning, combined pickled beetroot, cucumber and apple with goat cheese in a spiced almond soil with micro herbs. Pairing: Chateau Greteau Medeville 2014, Bordeaux AOC.
Land and Sea was a soup of roasted tomatoes scallops and prawns with lemon grass basil, paprika and cream. Pairing: Blanche de Namur, wheat beer.
Lautan Tropis featured local white snapper in leek and bacon sauce with smoked cauliflower puree, snow peas and edible flowers. Pairing: Dubbel Westmalle Trappist Ale.
Banda Spice Beef tenderloin was served with two sauces, soya speculaas and roasted paprika with a silky smooth potato and nutmeg croquet and mixed vegetables. Pairing: Chateau Phelan Segur Frank Phélan Saint-Estèphe 2011
Sweet Ending was, of course some of Belgium’s finest chocolate served as a basil crème on coconut soil with mango sorbet and strawberry coulis.
Guest Harry Dharsono the international fashion designer, whose clientele included Princess Diana, was on hand to provide some entertainment after dinner at the grand piano.