Tonight through Sunday, March 20, we will be offering two takes on Chicken and Rice,
as prepared in two different regions of Thailand.
Each dish is paired with a wine.
20% of proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders
to aid with Tsunami relief in Japan.
KAO MAN GAI
Poached chicken over rice seasoned with ginger, garlic and rendered chicken fat.
Served with a ginger and yellow bean sauce and chicken soup.
This is a Hainanese dish popular in central Thailand, although it can be found in most corners of the country.
riesling, eva fricke, rheingau, germany '09
dry riesling from steep slopes of slate and quartzite. all that minerality is balanced with citrus flavors and a particularly sweet nose. the producer is also employed as a winemaker at leitz.
Chicken on the bone, stewed in a spicy broth of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and red chile paste.
Served with coconut sticky rice.
tinto maceracion carbonica, los bermejos, canary islands '09
this wine comes from a place that looks like it could be a lunar surface. large divots are dug out to shield the vines from extremely harsh winds. it's made from a grape called 'listan negro' but if i didn't know that, i'd probably say it was a gamay from the loire!