Sky-high microbrewery restaurant LeVeL33 will be hosting a wine dinner on Thursday 27 April 2017 at 6.30pm featuring the wines from Lebanon’s iconic Chateau Musar.
If there’s one name that has put Lebanon squarely in the eyes of the global wine community, it’s the late Serge Hochar. The second-generation winemaker had taken over Chateau Musar – which was established in 1930 by Serge’s father Gaston in the family’s 18th century castle in Ghazir overlooking the Mediterranean sea – and made some of the most exceptional wines to come out of the Middle East from grapes grown in the nearby Bekaa Valley until his death in 2015.
Third generation Chateau Musar winemaker Ralph Hochar will be on hand to host this six-course wine dinner featuring vintage wines that were made by his father. Wines to be tasted include:
Of particular note is the 1984 vintage, which was never released commercially due to the onset of war which had prevented the grapes being picked as normal in late August; harvest was not completed until late October, along with difficulties in transporting the grapes to the winery.
The wines will be paired with dishes from LeVeL33 executive chef Jimi Tegerdine will be preparing Middle-Eastern influenced dishes to pair with Chateau Musar wines, so be prepared to see ingredients such as tahini, za’atar, sumac and rosewater.
The Chateau Musar wine dinner costs $298++ per person. To book a spot, call 6834 3133.