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Welcome To Our Table UAE – For bloggers, by bloggers!

October 8, 2018|0 Comments
Welcome To Our Table UAE – For bloggers, by bloggers!

Classy Wine, Exotic Food and Great Company of Dubai Based bloggers made an ordinary Friday afternoon into an extraordinary one!

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Our Table UAE – Table set for the ultimate dinning experience

Whether you are a wine newbie or an experienced taster, wine tasting events are an entertaining way to learn more about wines. It was a good opportunity for me to try out new wines and interact with people from the blogger community!

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Good wine, good food and much more!

Our Table UAE Concept

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Jacob’s Creek Our Table
This beautiful concept of โ€œOur Table UAEโ€ is to bring good wine, food, and like-minded people together in a home setting. This concept was established much earlier in Australia and now itโ€™s been rolled out in Dubai. Ms. Monika Kapila (famously known as doindubai) hosted this event and invited all the bloggers.
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Table setting
Guests were greeted and given the first taste of a few wines for the afternoon by Alex, our designated Sommelier from Jacob’s Creek. The wine is supplied by Jacobโ€™s Creek who developed the Our Table concept.

About Jacob’s Creek

In 1847, along the banks of Jacobโ€™s Creek, Johann Gramp planted his first vineyard. His vision was to create great tasting wines that reflect the true character of the grapes and the land. To this day, they live and breathe this vision by producing wines that showcase how each grape variety expresses itself when shaped by the soil and the sun of Australia. And now, Jacobโ€™s Creek wine is well-knowing all across the world.

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Le Petit Rosรฉ

Blogger Chef – Annika Pannikar

Ms. Annika Pannikar, a young blogger chef did a fabulous job by cooking a very special meal for us and she challenged Jacobโ€™s Creek to come up with some suitable wines to match her eclectic courses! Instead of going for a catering company, Ms. Monika Kapila decided to go with a blogger chef who prepared a scrumptious meal for us. So, for bloggers, by bloggers!

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Ms. Annika Pannikar

Wine Tasting

Mr. Alex, a designated Sommelier from Jacob’s Creek told us a lot about wines.
Thereโ€™s more to wine tasting than drinking. Remember these 4 easy steps –
1) Look – One needs to check the colour and clarity. Be more precise than red and white – what kind of red is it? Purple, Ruby, Maroon or even Brown? Is it watery or dark, cloudy or clear?
2) Swirl – When you swirl, the more droplets of wine that cling to the inside of the glass indicate a higher alcohol content. Take this opportunity to have a quick sniff of your wine to form a first impression.
3) Smell – Now bring the glass up to your nose for a second impression and take in the aroma.
4) Sip – Finally, itโ€™s time to taste. Sip, donโ€™t gulp and let it roll around your mouth.

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Mr. Alex

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Mr. Alex

Paired Wine For The Day

Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, Classic Pinot Grigio and Le Petit Rosรฉ.

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Jacob’s Creek Wine

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Jacob’s Creek Wine

My personal favourite wine was Jacobโ€™s Creek Le Petit Rosรฉ, it was dry and crisp. In case you are a wine newbie, I will quickly tell you what does dry and crisp mean in wine language.
Dry: In wine speak, dry is the opposite of sweet. You can classify the wine youโ€™re tasting as either dry, off-dry (in other words, somewhat sweet or semisweet), or sweet.
Crisp: A wine with refreshing acidity. Acidity is more of a taste factor in white wines than in red. White wines with a high amount of acidity feel crisp.
Words such as Oaky, fruity, dry, tannic are all Wine descriptors and are common terms that you can use to describe a particular wine.

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Le Petit Rosรฉ
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Le Petit Rosรฉ

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Le Petit Rosรฉ

Food

For starters we had –
Chicken Seekh Fatteh – It was deliciously prepared seekh kebabs served on a Pita bread with flavoured yoghurt and coriander sauce.
Spicy Potato Cutlet – This was a killer dish which was served on a bed of tri-coloured quinoa tabbouleh with a lemon herb vinaigrette.
Lamb Seekh Kebabs – It was with pine nuts and sumac drizzled with a mint and walnut pesto dressing.
Crispy Prawns – Then comes the Kunafa style crispy prawns served with blueberry hummus.

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Chicken Seekh Fatteh, Spicy Potato Cutlet, Lamb Seekh Kebabs & Crispy Prawns

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Chicken Seekh Fatteh, Spicy Potato Cutlet, Lamb Seekh Kebabs & Crispy Prawns

Main course

There were a variety of options served on a banana leaf.

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Plating in banana leaf

What caught my attention was the fact that even a simple dish like, Persian style Pulav which had the fragrant saffron basmati rice had really nice detailing like lightly touched nuts and dried blueberries.

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Main course

For me, Palak paneer stole the show, those cumin spiced curry studded with fresh cottage cheese does magic to your taste buds. Twice smoked yoghurt-marinated lamb chops spiced with garam masala was really good in taste. Also, one interesting combination was the pumpkin and fenugreek chokha and a spicy yoghurt based south Indian curry.
All this, with really good assorted bread to go with it.

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Assorted breads

Dessert

The best part of the Friday afternoon was a Pistachio 3 ways dessert, pistachio mousse topped with rasmalai and a hint of saffron and raspberry!

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Pistachio 3 ways dessert
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Pistachio 3 ways dessert

Florette.ae

A special mention to Florette.ae which added charm to this lovely Friday afternoon with these amazing flowers.

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Florette.ae

A Special Thanks To –

I would specially thank Our Table UAE & Monica Kapila for organizing such a splendid event.
It was a fun interactive session with the bloggers and how they started their blogging journey. I actually learned a lot from their experiences and got to know a lot more about the blogging community.

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Our Table UAE

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With Monica Kapila

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Cheers to Our Table UAE

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