For over 40 years, the award-winning Marques de Casa Concha wines have been a representation of Chile’s vast winemaking diversity. Each of the seven wines in the current portfolio brings a unique and complex flavour profile to the table. In synchronicity with Singapore’s equally-diverse culinary scene, Marques de Casa Concha has launched a holistic wine and dine pairing programme called “The Perfect Marques Match”.
Seven restaurants and their chefs have been challenged to put forward dishes which pair seamlessly with their favourite Marques de Casa Concha wines. Catering to all palates for any occasion, the pairing programme spans a range from casual to upscale restaurants, and from cafes to bars. The list comprises Dusk Restaurant, Flutes at National Museum, News & Gossip, Praelum, Salt Grill & Sky Bar, Salt Tapas & Bar andSmoke & Mirrors.
With each outlet offering a unique identity, from sweeping views of the city skyline and Sentosa Island, to a location steeped in cultural heritage, The Perfect Marques Match introduces a unique gourmet experience of fine wines and thoughtfully conceptualised menus.
At Dusk Restaurant, guests can expect a three-course menu. Chef kicks off the dining experience with a soup that changes daily according to seasonality, and pairs it with the 2016 Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay. The appetiser is a Tiger Prawn Capellini, where sautéed angel hair pasta is tossed in aromatic lobster-infused oil and served with a tiger king prawn and paired with the 2016 Marques de Casa Concha Pinot Noir.
Tiger Prawn Capellini
For the mains, guests can opt for the Norwegian Salmon Fillet; pan-seared salmon fillet with butternut pumpkin and confit of tomato on a bed of mousseline potato drizzled with hazelnut chicken jus and a glass of Carmenere 2015, or the Beef Cheek with Port Wine Demi Glaze; slow cooked beef cheek in port wine reduction with sautéed vegetables and Idaho mashed potatoes, paired with Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2016. Dessert is then served in the form of Vino Rosso Granite; Chilean Carmenere sorbet with fresh wild berries.
The three-course pairing menu will be available for $75++ until the end of the year.
Since opening its doors in June 2004, Flutes has brought fresh and exciting new flavours to the menu, layered with a modern twist, and has applied this signature touch to the pairing programme. The five-course tasting menu features a different Marques de Casa Concha wine paired with each dish.
Blue Ridge Marron
Starting with the Port Augusta Bluefin Tuna with beetroot and horseradish, the Marques de Casa Concha Sauvignon Blanc 2015 was chosen to bring out the best in this dish, before moving on to the Blue Ridge Marron with truffle hollandaise, asparagus and Parmesan Fregola paired with the Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2016.
Chef then couples the 2015 Marques de Casa Concha Pinot Noir with Fillet of Grass Whiting; Fricassee of Spring Vegetables, while the Grilled Blackmore Wagyu Tri Tip with Jerusalem Artichoke, Kalettes and Sauce Périgord and Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 combine to form a classic beef and wine pairing.
Capping off the menu with a flourish, the flavours of the Valrhona Chocolate Cake, with vanilla ice cream and raspberry, are accentuated by the Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere 2015. Guests also get a choice between tea or coffee at the end of the menu.
The five-course food and wine pairing menu will cost $160++ per person, $85++ without the wine pairing and will be available until the end of October 2018.
News & Gossip
A café by day and a bar by night, the versatile News & Gossip is no stranger to complementing their rustic lunch and fusion tapas menu with the right beverages.
Shisamo Mentai & Egg Quesadilla
Offering guests a taste of the unusual, the Jurassic Pasta gets its name from the crocodile meat served in the dish, with the Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2016 capping off the pairing. The more conventional, but still contemporary option is the Shisamo Mentai & Egg Quesadilla, which has been paired with the Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere 2015.
Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2016 and Carmenere 2015 are each available at $12.50 per glass and $75 per bottle. The tapas menu will be individually priced. The Perfect Marques Match will run until the end of October 2018.
The Perfect Marques Match at Praelum has been split into three phases. Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 kicks off the first phase Convention, by accompanying Braised beef cheeks, root vegetables, forest mushrooms and mash. Progression brings guests to a dish of squid, grilled vegetables and saffron-cream, paired with Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2016. The final phase, Evolution, wraps up the experience with charred lamb, harissa spice and mint yoghurt coupled with Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere 2016.
The full pairing menu is available until the end of October 2018 for $147, with each pairing item available for order separately. Flight of 3 Marques de Casa Concha (75ml each) available at $35.
Salt Grill & Sky Bar
Available at $258++, the full six-course pairing menu at Salt Sky & Grill Bar consists of three pairing items for The Perfect Marques Match. Three vintages from 2016 have been thoughtfully-chosen to complement the three special dishes put forth by chef.
Whipped truffle burrata with pangrattato, leek, fig, tomato, olive, basil and aged balsamic is further accentuated by the Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay, while the Marques de Casa Concha Pinot Noir enhances the Roasted shark bay brown tiger prawns with seaweed beurre noisette, garlic cream and charred lime. Rounding up the trio is another tribute to the age-old pairing of beef and wine, where the Westholme Wagyu with Manjimup truffle, smoked celeriac, garlic flower and jus meets the Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon.
The full six-course menu is available until the end of October and costs $258++.
Salt Tapas & Bar
Bringing an Australian twist to a traditional tapas bar, Salt Tapas & Bar has put forth their Wine Carafe of Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2016 and Marques de Casa Concha Syrah 2015 to pair with their tapas menu until the end of October.
The daily specials available at Salt Tapas & Bar include Fine de Claire Oysters, Warm Abalone with Nam Jim, Cucumber and Hazelnuts, as well as Smoked Chilli Wagyu short ribs with caramelized shallot, dried tomato and horseradish.
Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2016 and Syrah 2015 are each available at $35++ per 375ML glass, $48++ per 500ML glass and $70++ per bottle. The tapas menu is individually priced. These prices are available until the end of October 2018.
Smoke & Mirrors
Renowned for their innovative cocktail programme, Smoke & Mirrors are offering a unique take on The Perfect Marques Match. The Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2016 and Merlot 2015 are the wines chosen here, and with the purchase of either bottle, guests can look forward to aGourmet Cheese Platter or get treated to a Charcuterie & Cheese Platter with the purchase of two bottles. This special pairing will be available until the end of September.
Charcuterie & Cheese Platter
Marques de Casa Concha Merlot is available at $18++ per glass, $110++ per bottle
Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay is available at $19++ per glass, $115++ per bottle
Gourmet Cheese Platter is complimentary with the purchase of 1 bottle, while the Carchuterie & Cheese Platter is complimentary with the purchase of 2 bottles.
The Perfect Marques Match at Smoke & Mirrors is available until the end of September 2018.