CHATEAU D’YQUEM AT HIPPOPOTAMUS – ONE NIGHT ONLY
$280 per person
Château d’Yquem hosts an evening in New Zealand for the first time to present their world renowned wine together with a selection of fine dining dishes at Hippopotamus Restaurant.
With a reputation built on a quality menu, commanding wine list and skilled service team, naturally, Château d’Yquem approached Hippopotamus, to host their first winemaker’s dinner in the country. No stranger to this complex, concentrated and sweet drop, Hippopotamus is thrilled to present this world renowned wine in this August, one night only.
Deemed the world’s greatest white wine, Château d’Yquem is located on a small hill in Sauternes, in the southern part of the Bordeaux vineyards. With proper care, a bottle of Chateau d’Yquem will keep for a century or more, but it’s unlikely to last long in the hands of any wine connoisseur.
Menu for Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Champagne and canapés on arrival
Seared Atlantic Scallops, Pickled Shiitake & Leek Fondue, Pork Crackling Dust with Bouillabaisse Foam
Paired with Y de d’Yquem 2016
Duck Confit Tortellini, Mushrooms Duxelles, Duck Liver Parfait, Wilted Savoy Cabbage, Served with Peking Duck Consommé
Paired with Chateau d’Yquem 2011 and 2005
Poached Waitoa Free Range Chicken Roulade, with NZ Perigord Black Truffle Cream Sauce, Button Mushrooms & Crispy Skin
Paired with Chateau d’Yquem 2003 and 1997
Sherry Mousse Cinnamon Streusel, Dried Fruit, Pine Nuts, Manuka Ice Cream
Paired with what is claimed by Chateau d’Yquem to be “the best vintage ever made”, Chateau d’Yquem 1990