CÉ LA VI will be hosting a special wine dinner on Monday 22 April 2019 from 8pm to 10pm featuring Master Sommelier Mathias Camilleri and Master of Wine Fongyee Walker to raise funds for charity.
An exclusive 12-guest charity dinner and auction, this Master Sommelier vs Master of Wine dinner will feature two wine experts each of whom will bring out a wine to pair with each course. Mathias Camilleri, Singapore’s first Master Sommelier conceptualised this charity dinner to honour Gerard Basset, an international wine legend who passed away earlier in January this year. He will be joined by Malaysian-born and Shanghai-based Master of Wine Fongyee Walker.
“Basset was one of the rare personalities who held both Master Sommelier and Master of Wine titles, which is why we thought it would be meaningful to have both a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier present this event,” shares Camilleri.
Priced at $368++ per guest, the dinner will see each guest voting for their favourite pairings; the overall winner with the highest number of votes will be announced at the end of the dinner.
The evening’s twelve wines will also be available at the charity auction, which will be held after the dinner. Guests are encouraged to bid and bring home their favourite wines, as proceeds go towards charity.
The full Master Sommelier vs Master of Wine dinner pairing is given below. To book a spot, guests can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6508 2188.
NV Champagne Henri Giraud, Fût de Chêne, Brut, Grand Cru Aÿ (Jéroboam) Canapé
Japanese Tomatoes, Umeboshi, Ohba
Grilled Shiitake Mushrooms, Sansho Oyster, Burnt Watermelon
NV Champagne Larmandier-Bernier, Rosé de Saignée, Extra Brut, 1er Crus Vertus
Black garlic, wakame oil
2017 Riesling, RS19, Mac Forbes, Strathbogies Ranges, Victoria, Australia
2010 Chenin Blanc , FMC, Ken Forrester, Stellenbosch, SouthAfrica
Little Neck Clams
Leek, Macadamia Milk , Marigold
2016 Penedès, Fransola, Miguel Torres, Catalonia, Spain
2013 Chardonnay, Talinay, Tabali Estate, Limari Valley, Chile
Pill-Pill, Watercress, Jerusalem Artichoke
2013 Cava Gran Reserv, Argent Rosé, Gramona, Catalonia, Spain
2010 Pinot Noir, Prima Donna, Pegasus Bay, Canterbury, New Zealand
Pumpkin, Blackened Apple
2015 Vin du Maroc, Syrocco, Thalvin & Alain Graillot, Morocco
2014 Ribera Sacra, Licis, Franck Massard, Galicia, Spain
David Blackmores Wagyu Beef
Shiso Vinegar, Green Kampot Pepper
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Aria, Jade Vineyard, Ningxia, China
2006 Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
2016 Moscato d’Asti, Nivole, Michele Chiarlo, Piedmont, Italy
2014 Jurancon, Les Jardins de Babylone, Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau & Guy Pautrat, South West France