Through a partnership with New Zealand's First and only Master Sommelier, Cameron Douglas, Mekong Baby launches an exciting and dynamic list full of amazing wines that match perfectly to their fun, fast and infinitely delicious Asian fusion cuisine.
With all the major wine regions represented on the list – the bases are expertly covered. Especially interesting and equally delicious are some of Cameron's top recommendations. Spicy Lime Corn Fritters, Crispy Iceberg Lettuce, Chili Jam and Auntsfield Sauvignon Blanc 2016. Spicy Lime flavours, crunch and texture contrast and lift with the wines ripe fruit and intensity. Or there’s the Black Angus Sirloin, Eggplant Oop and spicy dip with Amisfield 2014 Pinot Noir. The charred Angus flavours, sweet earthy eggplant partner perfectly with the Central Otago Pinots freshness and toasty oak notes.
The ever-popular Ponsonby eatery with the help of Douglas has not only been elevated to a new level with the amazing list but has taken the guess work out of an often complicated and sometimes mysterious process – food and wine paring. If you can’t get over to New York’s Michelin Star Restaurant The Musket Room to try Cameron Douglas's wine list, then Mekong Baby is a must visit. Don't take our word for it, take a Master Sommelier's and sample some masterful food and wine parings sure to leave you coming back for more.
Check out some of our favourite dishes here, and discover more inside the new issue of Remix, on sale Monday!
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Photography by Laura Snelling