Ernst Loosen in Asia Spring 2013 March 8, 2013 Ernie is just back from his annual Spring trip to Asia. Hope you enjoy these photos and commentary from his trip. Here you see the staff training we did at the Four Seasons Hotel in Jakarta on Feb 28. The two chefs, Eric Perren and Sumanth Das, who both joined the tasting, prepared a wonderful dinner in the evening afterward. www.fourseasons.com/jakarta “On Feb 28 I did a dinner with my importer at the Four Seasons in Jakarta. The dinner was prepared by the French head chef Eric Perren, who showed a great sensibility and knowledge about food and wine pairing.” Menu course at Four Seasons Jakarta Wine Dinner. Wines from the Four Seasons Jakarta dinner. Here you see the staff training we did at the Four Seasons Hotel in Jakarta on Feb 28. The two chefs, Eric Perren and Sumanth Das, who both joined the tasting, prepared a wonderful dinner in the evening afterward. On March 1 I did a dinner at the Mövenpick Hotel, located on the white sands of Bangtao Beach, a luxury resort in Phuket. Chef Sachs prepared a wonderful Thai-infused dinner, which worked perfectly with our fruity-style Riesling wine. We had: Dr. L 2011 Riesling, Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2011, Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2009 and Wehlener Sonnenuhr RieslingSpätlese 2010. Dinner on the beach at Mövenpick Hotel in Phuket. www.moevenpick-hotels.com/en/asia/thailand/phuket/resort-phuket-karon-beach/overview/ On March 2 I did a tasting with finger food in Phuket at The Red House. A great location for people who love wine and food! It is a wine shop and wine bar with a young, talented German chef, Rene Ritter. The food is delicious and ranges from traditional German recipes made in the more modern, less heavy style and beautifully arranged on the plates. And you will also find a whole page of tapas if you only want to nibble something with your bottle of wine. There is also a whole page of Thai cuisine, great with our Rieslings. And if you like the wine you had with your dinner, you can step over to the wine shop and buy a bottle to take home. www.redhouse-phuket.com Comments are closed.