Recently we were hosted to a delightful special Aperitivo Hour & Wine Tasting at Bottega Lounge in EQ Kuala Lumpur. Bottega is actually one of the world’s largest producers of grappa and sparkling wines and distributor of Italian premium quality beverages and food products to over 120 countries worldwide. The brand is synonymous with high quality liquers like Limoncello, Bacon gin and Stardust Prosecco.
Menu from the 100 Prosecco Recipes!
In Kuala Lumpur, EQ is home to the Bottega Lounge – a gorgeous space serving luxurious high teas and some of the most outstanding range of Bottega wines. The fortuitous collaboration between EQ Kuala Lumpur and Bottega is a symbiotic commitment to quality and luxury experiences which both brands stand for.
Chef Mauro Civiero elaborating on his menu items
We had the pleasure of tasting some of celebrated Italian Chef Mauro Civiero’s menu from the Bottega 100 Gold Book of recipes. The 5 items we tasted were selected for their affinity with the Bottega wines chosen specially for the tasting and we must say all these were excellently paired! The wine list included Bottega Gold Prosecco DOC Spunante Brut and Bottega Rosé Gold Pinot Nero Spumante Brut Rosé.
Bottega Gold Prosecco DOC Spumante Brut
Amberjack Tartare marinated with sun-dried tomatoes, capers & olives on zucchini threads
Chef Mauro’s exquisite offerings were Amberjack Tartare marinated with sun-dried tomatoes, capers & olives; Buffalo Mozzarella emulsion with wild oregano, tomato jelly & basil; Venetian Crabmeat Salad with eggplant; Rosé Veal with Macarpone Tuna Mousse and Sbrisolona.
Bottega Pinot Grigio Venezia DOC
Buffalo Mozarella emulsion with wild oregano, tomato jelly & basil
Bottega Rosé Gold Pinot Nero Spumante Brut Rosé
Venetian-style Crabmeat Salad with eggplant & drop of parsley
Bottega Rosso di Montalcino DOC
Tender Rosé Veal with mascarpone tuna mousse & caper flowers
Bottega Manzoni Rosé Spumante
Sbrisolona – a traditional crumbly almond Italian cake originating from Lombardy
In addition to this special wine-pairing event, Chef Mauro is in Malaysia for a series of events in EQ Kuala Lumpur which include a curated wine-pairing dinner and a Wine Masterclass.
For more information, please check out:
EQ | Equatorial Plaza | Jalan Sultan Ismail | 50250 Kuala Lumpur | Tel: 603-2789 7777 | email: [email protected]