Bird Nest, “the caviar of the east” and perhaps the strangest delicacies of the east..is supposedly praised for its rich nutrient and medicinal properties to keep hold of your youth & beauty. As a woman, I have been consistently having my fair share of collagen recharge since young and apparently my second daughter had caught a bit of my genes. She would remind me each time if I forgot to prepare her favourite birdnest due to my busy schedule. Beauty starts from young I guess. But this little lady is sure a smart one!
We started with some Italian food choices from Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore. Yes, I mean Italian. I have always loved Italian food. The cheeses, pizza, pasta and washing it down with the wines is just too heavenly to resist. Ok I admit I am a foodie. Good food gets me all perked up. What’s life without yummy food right?
Here’s the menu and the pairing we had for the event. Cheers!
1. MELANZANE ALLA PARMIGIANA
Baked tiers of eggplant in mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce
2. CALAMARI FRITTI (Appetizer)
Deep fried squid rings served with spicy Italian tomato sauce
3. BRUSCHETTA AL POMODORO FRESCO (Appetizer)
Slices of toasted bread topped with fresh tomato cubes seasoned with olive oil, garlic and oregano
4. TAGLIERE DI FORMAGGI (Appetizer)
A variety of cheese platter
5. QUATTRO FORMAGGI PIZZA
Pizza with 4 cheese: Emmenthal, Danish blue, Parmesan and Mozzarella
6. MARINARA PIZZA
A Mediterranean mixed seafood pizza
1. Barbera D’Asti Red Wine
2. Chianti Classico Red Wine
The red wines will pair well with pizza, melanzane, bruschetta and the strong cheeses
White and Sparkling Wine
1. Pinot Grigio White Wine
2. Prosecco Spago Sparkling Wine
The white wine and sparkling wines will pair well with the seafood and light cheeses.
Luigi being very professional, printed out the Europe map and did a simple explanation of where the wines came about.
You could see the smitten look on our faces! We were all bought over by you Luigi!
Chawanmushi Birdnest would be one of my favourite. Its smooth and light texture compliments the birdnest perfectly like taking tofu. With the collagen boost of course!
We were given a detailed explanation by the Creative Chef and Managing Director of King of Nest, George Low as to how we could prepare birdnest effortlessly just by soaking in advance and double boil for 20mins!
We all listened attentively especially when a Chef was talking! Its important to know how to best prepare this delicacy for beauty reasons. Lol…
And here we go… The Pandan Birdnest was all ready for us to devour! Yum yum!
Before we start, let’s cheers to beauty and health! Together with George Low (Creative Chef and Managing Director) and Ying Yih (Brand Founder and Business Development). And yes you are right, we are pairing birdnest with white wine! That’s a whole new different experience!
Trying to catch the pandan aroma before I start to taste the birdnest. Smelling good!
Happy woman with birdnest! How not to!
Doing a short interview to share about this birdnest experience.
We all had a fantastic time! Thank you King of Nests for your kind hospitality!