For our first event of 2016, the Society is proud to host Marc Beyer, the proprietor of Maison Léon Beyer in Alsace, France. Marc will provide a sneak peek of the estate’s 2010 Riesling Ecaillers (not yet commercially available) as well present other highly sought after and well-respected wines from the Léon Beyer estate, including wines from the top-tier Comtes d’Eguisheim range of wines.
Maison Léon Beyer has been making wine in Alsace since the 16th century, although the estate was not formally established until 1867 when Emile Beyer created the Maison de Vin d'Alsace. The estate remains in family hands and is currently managed by Marc Beyer and his son Yann-Léon, both qualified oenologists.
Maison Leon Beyer has a longstanding reputation for making elegant, bone dry wines, even in the case of pinot gris and gewurztraminer. This is in line with the estate’s positioning as a producer of "vin de gastronomie" and it is therefore no wonder that the wines pair so well with so many types of food. The estate’s flagship wines are marketed as Comtes d’Eguisheim and are all from grand cru vineyards. We have the privilege of tasting all three 2008 Comtes d’Eguisheim white wines side-by-side at this dinner.
We have paired the wines of Léon Beyer with the elegant Japanese cuisine of Executive Chef Joson Chew of Kuro Kin. Chef Chew’s culinary principles ensures that each creation at Kuro Kin is strong enough to stand on its own, undisturbed and clean of distractions, leaving only the purity of the ingredients.
We are grateful to Julian Teoh from the Alsace Wine and Gastronomy Society and Marc Beyer from Maison Léon Beyer for making this event possible. Members will have priority over guests during the first forty-eight (48) hours after the sending out of this bulletin. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Dinner is limited to 40 pax.
Léon Beyer Cremant d’Alsace NV
Assorted Raw Seafood Including a Fresh Oyster
Léon Beyer Riesling Reserve 2011
Clam Clear Soup w/ Yuzu Flavour
Grilled Amber Jack with Moshio (Seaweed Salt)
Léon Beyer Riesling Comtes d’Eguisheim 2008
Ebi Miso Yaki
Grilled King Prawn with Homemade Miso Paste
Léon Beyer Pinot Gris Comtes d'Eguisheim 2008
Léon Beyer Gewurztraminer Comtes d'Eguisheim 2008
Uni Ikura Don
Signature Truffle-Flavoured Sushi Rice Served w/ Uni and Salmon Roe
Léon Beyer Riesling Ecaillers 2010
Léon Beyer Riesling Ecaillers 2001
Pan-Seared Saga Wagyu Served w/ Hoba Sauce
Japanese Tofu Cheesecake
Léon Beyer Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives 1998