Saturday, 11 October 2014

[CLOSED] Wine Appreciation N' Food @ MEDZS Orchard Central

Looking for a place to chill with your loved ones over good wine and tasty food? Medzs should be in your list as they offer a wide range of quality wines to choose from. With that, Medzs is offering Dominio del Plata wines from Argentina, by wine maker Susana Balbo.



Equipped with the latest technology, Dominio del Plata is characterized by its simple and unique design, intended to produce high quality winesDominio del Plata currently exports to 36 countries. The biggest markets are the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Japan. There are four major brands produced by Dominio del Plata: Crios, BenMarco, Susana Balbo, and Nosotros.


Crios Torrontes 2013 ($48) - with hints of white pear, white flowers and citrus fruit. On the palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity along with enticing fruit flavours that keep you coming back for another sip. Crios are young wines with fresh fruits flavours and excellent balance and concentration.  


BenMarco Torrontes 2013 ($53) - Susana produces BenMarco as a tribute to the 'traditional' Argentinian wine style. These are highly concentrated wines, where the primary aromas of the grapes in the vineyard and the freshness of the fruit are prioritized.


BenMarco Expresivo 2012 ($82) - Aromas of red currants, black cherries and mildly smoky and sweet vanilla oak. Layers of currant fruit, dense black cherry, and notes of brown spice (cocoa, nutmeg), dark chocolate, and hints of sandalwood. Works well with a wide range of food such as grilled steak, roasted pork loin, veal, and most cream sauces.


Susana Balbo Brioso 2010 ($82) - Big, lush and concentrated with a core of red and black currant fruit. It has a range of layered flavours including dark chocolate, tobacco and cedar leading into a long finish. Goes really well meats such as beef, pork, lamb and duck.


Featuring 4 kinds of Dominio del Plata wines at Medzs, which are your favourite? I personally like the Crios range which has a fruity taste without being too heavy on the alcohol side, just nice for my liking. 


MEDZS is the place to enjoy over 100 labels of international wines & craft beers paired with great Mediterranean tapas. They are located at Orchard Central, Millennia Walk & Clifford Centre.


Moving on to sweets and main courses to pair with great wines.



Do you know that Medzs Rainbow Cake is featured as 8 Days pick as the BEST Rainbow Cake in town? Let me know if you think it really deserve to be the best rainbow cake!


Medzs Signature Rainbow Cake ($6.90) - One of the best rainbow cake I've ever tasted. Moist, fluffy, flavorful and best thing - affordable. I often encounter overly priced rainbow cakes which ends up a disappointment. Either being dry or tasteless. The one at Medzs was above average.


Rosti with Sour Cream ($6.90) - The only time I had rosti was only in Marché and since then it's the only place I would go for rosti fix. Now I'm open to another option - The one at Medzs were slightly thicker with more potato serving. Taste wise - I'm still trying to conclude my verdict between them.


Medzs Signature Pork Belly ($16.90) - I've heard much rave about the pork belly at Medzs, saying it's the best pork belly in town. It was crispy on the fatty ends and tender at the bottom. Drizzle over with sauteed mushrooms and roasted potatoes - gwar deliciously juicy!


Pizza Turn Over Calzone with Fish & Mushroom ($15.90) - It's like Indian dosa stuffed with fish and mushrooms within. The dosa itself is already flavorful, eaten together w the rest is just pure shiok-ness. Be sure to eat it while it's hot.


Pairing a glass of wine with pork belly and pizza, oh my. I swear it's the best combination ever :D



Located at Orchard Central, MEDZ is the first few food and beverage outlet in Singapore to serve up various Mediterranean fare. It has a dining concept with eight gourmet stations offering Spanish, Moroccan, French, Turkish, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine - all in one place.




Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road #B2-01/03
Singapore 238896
Tel: 6238 9028
Mon to Sun: 1100 – 2300

Nearest MRT: Somerset Station


*This was an invited media tasting.
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