Nouri Comes to Vasse Felix for Margaret River Gourmet Escape
This year's Margaret River Gourmet Escape saw us host Chef Ivan Brehm from Michelin Star Singapore Restaurant - Nouri, who collaborated with our very own Brendan Pratt for the Eating at the Crossroads dinner at the Estate. With a playful excitement and undeniable talent, both chefs performed culinary magic in the kitchen of Vasse Felix, whilst demonstrating the concept of crossroads cooking.
Ivan, the Singapore based and former Fat Duck test kitchen chef has studied ingredients, techniques and flavours to develop a cooking style that includes Asian, European and South American influences. As the chef-owner of Nouri, Ivan has explored the crossroads of cooking using his experiences from around the globe. Similarly, Chef Brendan Pratt and the Vasse Felix team studies ingredients, techniques, texture and flavour to best complement the estate’s wines.
The night started with our host and Chief Winemaker, Virginia Willcock, exploring her experience of 'crossroads' - how she and her team study the land and their own practices to make the best wine possible in Margaret River's Wine Paradise. Dinner included six courses, paired with Vasse Felix wines and included dishes curated and designed by both chefs.
Highlights of the night included:
Lamb, kibbeh, roti, eggplant, mint | 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon
Kingfish, honeydew, bone marrow | 2018 Heytesbury Chardonnay
The unparalleled evening set forth the celebration of the crossroads between food and wine in the heart of Margaret River.