Hungarian 2 weeks ago. Onto Bulgaria. As told by Julia.
Last night with HOFW’s we went to a private Bulgarian truffle tasting which was held at the J Lounge in Wan Chai.
The Event was hosted by Intercuisine, a new company in Hong Kong that fuces on importing Bulgarian wines. The director Tenio Latev was born in Bulgaria, travelled all around the world, and decided to settle in Hong Kong with his family.
Despite that Bulgaria is a young country, the food history in this region goes back to times of the Thrace’s! Wines were first cultivated 4,000 years ago, and in the 1980’s Bulgaria was second biggest wine producer in the world.
We had 3 white wines, unfortunately I can’t tell you the names as my keyboard doesn’t have the Cyrillic alphabet! The grape varieties were:
- · 100% Riesling,
- · Blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon,
- · 100% Chardonnay.
Then we enjoyed 5 different reds. The overall opinion went in favor of the Cabernet Sauvignon, full of red fruit and lots of aromas. The second favorite was the Kotta 299 100% Merlot, aged in barrels plenty of tannins and full body.
Food pairing included:
- o Tomato and cheese from Bulgaria (similar to feta cheese)
- o Home made mashed potatoes
- o Garlic spaghetti’s
- o Grilled fish
- o Bulgarian salami
Thank you Tenio and Intercuisine for this wonderful evening!