Vietnamese with Mark Jensen
This mixed pack contains 4 bottles of wine as listed below, 2 x 330ml Beer 333 and a cocktail for two
Borgo Magredo Pinot Grigio 2019 ($28.00 – order here)
The pinot grigio from Borgo Magredo is a fuller-bodied style than many with good fruit on the nose and palate (think ripe apples and pears) and a pleasant bitter note at the end, which complements the herbs and nuoc mam cham in our bánh xeo so well.
Rocca Montepulciano D’Abbruzzo 2018 ($22.00 – order here)
I love a soft red wine with Vietnam’s lemon-cured beef, something with enough body to meet the sirloin but light enough not to overpower the herbs, the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Rocca works a treat!
Vigna del Cristo 2018 Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC ($45 – order here)
Vigna del Cristo, a pale pink Lambrusco from Emilia-Romagna, is an excellent match for the herbs and spices in our stir-fried pork with lemongrass, chilli & garlic.
Seriously Pink (RRP $22 )
This pink fortified wine from Rutherglen in Victoria (Australia’s home of fortified’s) is a great match, both in colour and flavour, for the watermelon jelly in our Vietnamese-inspired fruit salad. It’s an intriguing blend of touriga, tinta roriz, shiraz and gewürztraminer.
Mekong Sunrise Cocktail for two (RRP $32)
Set the scene for an evening of Vietnamese feasting with our refreshing muddle of poorman’s orange and mint topped with cedro liqueur, vodka and a splash of soda.
Saigon Special Beer x2 (RRP $12)
Saigon Special Premium Vietnamese lager the Pride of Vietnam, brewed 100% from natural ingredients: malt, hops, yeast and water. No rice – therefore almost no calories, no added preservatives.The 100% malt formula makes Short Saigon special to the Sabeco’s siblings and all other lagers in Vietnam, with full smooth flavour, sparkling sunrise colour and brewery fresh clarity. Essentials oils of the special hops guarantee Saigon Special’s inimitable flavour and aroma.