Friday, 19 April 2013

Cloudy Bar Pinot Noir and Duck Trail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Cloudy Bar Pinot Noir and Duck Trail
Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011


Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir and Duck Tasting Trail



This April and May, Cloudy Bay encourages you to embark on a culinary caper through ten of Kuala Lumpur’s most distinctive restaurants, pairing the delicious notes of Pinot Noir wine with duck dishes created by some of the top chefs in the city.  Described as a chance to experience your “own urban duck season,” food and wine lovers are coaxed to follow the Cloudy Bay Pinot and Duck tasting trail from one restaurant to the next.

Well known for its Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay introduces a wine set to soon become a new favourite to the KL market. Their 2011 Pinot Noir has a gentle floral bouquet with whiffs of wildflower sending your imagination to thyme-covered fields in spring. Berries, herbs and spices on the palate with hints of forest mushroom make it an ideal pairing for smoked duck, grilled portabello mushrooms or a rack of venison.

Choosing Cantaloupe, Troika Sky Dining as the location to begin our adventure has set high standards for the rest of the track.  Chef Christian’s innovation sees succulent duck breast, marinated with orange and juniper, sliced to form a fan of pink flesh. Smoked duck quinoa, stewed Brussels sprouts and a spiced cranberry sauce add texture, colour and complementary flavours to the plate. Paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir this combo will set you back RM130++.

Cloudy Bar Pinot Noir and Duck Trail
Duck with Quinoa and Cranberry

The Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir Duck Trail map is available at both leading wine retailers and the nine participating restaurants. This pairing at Cantaloupe entitled me to one stamp on my map. I can earn two more with every purchase of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011 at participating retailers. With four stamps I’m entitled to a glass of the wine at one of the nine involved restaurants and too, go in the draw to wine RM3000 worth of Cloudy Bay wines.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS ARE:

ACME Bar and Coffee       
Pulled Duck - Open-faced sandwich with orange BBQ sauce on grilled bread & green salad paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011, RM59++

ACME Bar & Coffee
Ground Floor at The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur,
T. 03 2162 2288

Las Carretas Mexican Restaurant & Bar
Confit of Duck Leg -  Seared whole duck leg cured presented with truffle perfumed mash and sautéed French on a wild mushroom sauce paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011, RM74.90++
Yin & Yang of Confit of Duck Leg - Seared foie gras & whole duck leg presented with truffle perfumed mash and sautéed French beans on a wild mushroom sauce paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011, RM94.90++

Las Carretas Subang Jaya
No 29 USJ 10/1F, 47620 Subang UEP, Selangor
T. 03 56373058     www.lascarretas.com

Ril’s Bangsar   
Crispy slow cooked duck leg two ways with a Peking duck foie gras wonton, served with lotus root mousse and a wolfberry compote paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011, RM99.00++

Ril’s Bangsar
30 Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
T. 03 2181 1634  www.rils.com.my

Soul Society                                 
Xiang Su Duck - Thinly sliced duck breast served with julienned cucumber, celery, spring onion and hoisin sauce and a basket of Popiah skins  paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011, RM58.00++

SOULed Out Hartamas
No. 20, Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
T. 03 2300 1955  www.soulsociety.com.my E. yum_yum@souledout.com.my

SOULed Out Ampang
G1, Ground Floor, Menara HSC, No. 187 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur           
T. 03 2181 1626    www.soulsociety.com.my   slurp@souledout.com.my

W.I.P. @ BSC
Lot G111, Ground Floor, Jalan 222, Bangsar Shopping Centre,
285, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandar Raya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
T. 03 2094 1789/2789  www. soulsociety.com.my   ask@wip.com.my

NEO Tamarind & Tamarind Hill   
Pan roasted duck served with chocolate sauce & red cabbage puree paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011, RM85.00++
Crispy duck in garlic sauce paired with a glass  of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011, RM75.00++
                                                        
NEO Tamarind / Tamarind Hill
19, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur (Opposite Equatorial Hotel)
T. 03 2148 3200 / 3700 www.tamarindrestaurants.com.my 

Ribs by Vintry                                  
Twice cooked lemongrass, blue ginger and turmeric duck with soy marinated roasted aubergine paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011, RM75.00++
                                  
Ribs by Vintry
120-122, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur                                                                      
T. 03 2096 1645 www.vintry.com.my   sales@vintry.com.my

Circus                                                
Magret of duck with Pinot Noir sauce & roasted potato and caramelized apple garnish paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011, RM75.00++

Circus
Lot C3.10.01b, Pavilion KL, Level 3, Fashion Avenue, Kuala Lumpur
T. 03 2141 6151 www.eatertainmentgroup.co/circus.html
                  
Cantaloupe                                      
Orange and Juniper marinated Duck Breast, Smoked Duck Quinoa, Stewed Brussels Sprouts, Spiced Cranberry Sauce paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011, RM130.00++
                                 
Cantaloupe
Level 24, Troika Sky Dining, Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
T. 03 2162 0886

Royal Flush
Smoked duck salad wrapped in seaweed and egg roll paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011, RM59.00++
Crispy duck roll paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2011, RM59.00++

Royal Flush
Central Piazza, Oasis Square Ara Damansara, No 2 Jalan PJU 1A/7A , 47301 Petaling Jaya
T. 012 299 7598   facebook.com/theroyalflushmalaysia

The Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir Duck Trail began on the 1st of April and runs until the 31st of May. Bookings are necessary for each restaurant.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
www.cloudybay.co.nz                     
www.facebook.com/cloudybay        http://apps.facebook.com/cloudybay
www.youtube.com/cloudybay www.twitter.com/cloudybay

12 comments:

  1. Duck!!! Count me in!!! Lead the way... Nom! Nom! Nom!

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    1. Hee, hee. You'll have to come to KL!

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  2. What a curious idea, a wine-and-duck trail. Very interesting creations at each place by the sounds of things! Ribs by Vintry sound great - "Twice cooked lemongrass, blue ginger and turmeric duck with soy marinated roasted aubergine"

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    1. Ooh yes, my mouth was watering when I read that option too. :-)

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  3. love the idea of duck and wine! must say the duck with quinoa and cranberry sounds like an incredible dish.

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    1. Quinoa, cranberry... the duck was just a bonus :-)

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  4. Oh! What a delightful food trail idea! I wish someone in Australia would do the same! Duck and Pinot Noir are my idea of indulgence.

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    1. I have the feeling that there might be one in Sydney? I remember reading some publicity about it I think?

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  5. if i were king of the universe, duck would be on every menu in every restaurant! heheh :D the ducky recipes at all these restaurants look amazing. all of them sound like they're worth checking out!

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  6. Everything looks and sounds amazing!

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