Paolo Basso, the Italian-born, Swiss-based wine virtuoso is one of only five sommeliers in the world to have won both the European and global titles for “Best Sommelier”. He is also one of only a handful of oenology experts to have reached the final level of international competitions eight times throughout his career.
Basso will present a selection of handpicked vintages paired with a special menu designed by guest chef for the evening, the well-known and up-and-coming chef Davide Maci of The Market Place Restaurant in Como, Italy, famous for his brand of innovative Italian cuisine. Chef Maci will present a simple but sophisticated six-course dinner, that focuses on light and delicate creations to complement Basso’s selection.
You will also have an amazing opportunity to taste Basso’s own red wine, Il Rosso di Chiara, which he produces in southern Switzerland as a tribute to his beloved daughter and her flamboyant red hair. This will be the first time the vintage is available in Singapore.
Other notable vintages that will be featured include the Duval Leroy Champagne Brut, which was included in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 classification in 2008, and the Luciano Sandrone Barbera D’Alba 2012, which was awarded an excellent score of 90 points by Vinous, a multimedia wine platform founded by leading wine critic Antonio Galloni.
Marinated Crustacean with Crunchy Seasonal Vegetables
“DUVAL LEROY” CHAMPAGNE BRUT CRU
Roasted Scallops with Potato Cream, Tomato Confit and Chorizo Oil
“JERMANN” VINTAGE TUNINA IGT 2011
Aged Parmesan Risotto with Recioto Jelly
“PAOLO BASSO BSW” IL ROSSO DI CHIARA 2013
Small Crêpes with Zucchini, Buffalo Cheese and Light Tomato Sauce
“LUCIANO SANDRONE” BARBERA D’ALBA 2012
Beef Entrecote with Celeriac Purée and Roasted Mushrooms
“CIACCI PICCOLOMINI” BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO VIGNA PIANROSSO 2008
Pear Tart with Caramelised Chocolate Mousse
“FELSINA” VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO DOC 2004