A contemporary restaurant and wine bar in the city centre, located at Middle Road, Ginett threw its doors open early last year. It is managed by R&B Lab which has over 25 years of F&B experience. This probably explains for the myriad of promotions such as the Vineyard to Table @ Ginett Restaurant that the restaurant has on a daily and seasonal basis such as the Vineyard to Table @ Ginett Restaurant. Definitely good news for savvy eaters like us!
Ginett appears to be the typical wind-down place for office workers and expats in the area for anyone passing by the place. However, once you step into the 2nd level of the restaurant, it has a totally different feel. The retro fittings oozed with warmth and coziness when the lights are turned down as the evening beckons, setting the ambience for a really relaxing dinner.
Vineyard to Table @ Ginett Restaurant Wine Master Class
Vineyard to Table @ Ginett Restaurant wine masterclass which is conducted quarterly focuses on introducing French wine to participants. Set in a 5-course dinner style, one can expect to taste up to 7 different wines (sparkling, whites, reds and rose) from various French regions.
The masterclass is conducted by R&B Lab Director of Operations, Jacques Varet, who is a certified Master of Sommelier from Tain L’Hermitage, Rhone Valley. Together with French wine guru Yves Soudy, both men were on hand to share their wine knowledge, starting from the glassware used for the wine to the attributes and tastes of each wine we had. The anecdotes shared by both made it a very pleasant and enjoyable evening at Ginett.
Beginning with Burrata & Heirloom Tomato, Compressed Watermelon paired with Sparkling Wine (Cuvee Splendid Brut NV).
The burrata (soft fresh Italian cheese) just stole the show from the wine with its sweet creamy taste.
Next, I have La Quenelle Brochet Gratinee (Pike Fish Dumpling in Chardonnay Sauce) paired with Sancherre White (Domaine Raimbault 2016) and Saint Joseph White (Domaine Pichon 2016)
Two different whites with one before the main and the other after it, such was the advice from sommelier Varet. My preference is for the heavier and deeper Saint Joseph White with a sweet tinge that complemented the first main and did a perfect job in washing it down at the end.
For the second Main, it was La Joue De Boeuf (12-hours Braised Wagyu Beef) paired with Vacqueyras (Domaine D’Ourea 2015) and Cote Rotie (Domaine Pichon 2014).
Two different reds to go with the beef and again, one before and the other after. The Cote Rotie before the beef was a much smoother red than the other and it was a perfect setting for the main.
Followed closely was selection De Fromages (Cheese Platter) paired with Pic Saint Loup (“La Ceremonie” 2015)
The cheese platter is a must with any wine-tasting session and it is no exception at Ginett’s. The carefully selected cheese to go with the red wine in the 4th course of the meal was superb.
Ending the meal with Lemon Meringue paired with Champagne Jean Milan Rose, NV.
The dessert with its zesty punch was a good ending after the cheese platter, coupled with the rose champagne.
The Vineyard to Table @ Ginett Restaurant masterclass is priced at $65++ per person. Register for the wine masterclass at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vineyard to Table @ Ginett Restaurant 2-hour masterclass is perfect for the novice wine drinker as one can slowly digest the wine together with the food without getting all tipsy at the end of the session. It is a good bargain for the quality of the food that accompanies the wine.
One thing to note is that the French food portion is just nice for me but it will probably not be sufficient for the average Joe who goes for upsized McDonald’s meals. The redeeming point for this is the free-flow bread available throughout which is very fragrant and tasty, especially when it complemented 4 out of 5 courses of the meal.
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar @ Hotel G, Singapore
200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
Tel: +65 6809 7989
Daily 0700 to 2330
- Circle line – Bras Basah station
- Downtown line – Rochor station
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