Andly: Chinese New Year 2024

Our first Chinese New Year dinner for some years was held On Feb 12th 2024.

The dinner was held at Andly Private Kitchen and was an over-sold event.  The food was exquisite – individual creations which culminated in a very tasteful and artistic dessert and complemented by wines, two of which were from China.  Our thanks to Chef/Owner Andly and Maitre d’: Olivia.

Vignarosa Prosecco was served on arrival followed by the best Lion Dance I and many others have ever witnessed.  The twin Lions paraded through the restaurant and kitchen receiving red envelopes before performing the Dragon Dance outside to the beat of drums and the clash of cymbals.  The central dragon and mandarins were served to President Steve and APZ Chair Michael to be shared by the diners.

FIRST COURSE: Stir fried King Prawns with Olive Sauce.  Matched with 2022 Howard Park Miamup Chardonnay

SECOND COURSE: Patagonia Toothfish with Chicken Sour Soup.  Matched with: 2021 Chateau ihope Viognier (Yinchuan- NingXia)

THIRD COURSE: Smoked Chicken with Szechuan Pepper Plum Sauce.  Matched with: 2020 Li’s Estate Family Reserve (80/20% Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon. Yinchuan- NingXia))

FOURTH COURSE: Seared Wagyu Beef.  Matched with: 2014 CEO Laughing Jack Elegant Shiraz, Barossa Valley, SA

DESSERT: Assorted delights including Mango sorbet& Wild Fig.  Matched with: 2006 Itsasmendi Urezh (Hondarrabi Zuri, from Bizkaiko Txakolina, País Vasco, Spain)

During the evening, a raffle was condusted for a special bottle of 2022 Chardonnay from the Li Family winery in China.  Congratulations to Raphael Kurganoff.  Enjoy! Hopefully the dance and offerings will give us extra good luck over the year

During the evening of our CNY, we were pleased to induct two new members in Tania Zimmermann and Mark Hammond.  Congratulation to this couple who both enjoy good food, good wine and good company.  Welcome to our Society Mark & Tania.

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